Intel Pentium G4400: Benchmarking A ~$60 Skylake Processor

The Pentium G4400 is currently the cheapest available Skylake socketed processor with a retail price of under $70 USD. Curious about the performance for this dual-core Skylake CPU, I decided to buy one for some Linux benchmarking at Phoronix for looking at the dual-core Skylake performance and the HD Graphics 510 capabilities.

3 Hours Ago - Processors - 7 Comments
Playing With Intel Skylake OpenCL On Ubuntu 15.10

As it's been a while since last playing with Intel's Beignet project, the open-source effort to allow OpenCL compute capabilities on HD/Iris Graphics under Linux, I decided to try it out on an Ubuntu 15.10 system this weekend with a Skylake processor.

6 Hours Ago - Intel - Skylake OpenCL - Add A Comment
Our Black Friday Linux Deal Has Been Extended!

On Friday we rolled out our first-ever discount deal on Phoronix Premium as part of Black Friday and those wishing to support our site over the holidays. Given the much interest in the significant savings, I've decided to extend this deal through the end of the month.

7 Hours Ago - Phoronix - Cheap Premium Deal - Add A Comment

27 November

AMDGPU With PowerPlay Compared To AMD's Catalyst Linux Driver

With earlier today showing new OpenGL performance numbers for how the Nouveau driver with working re-clocking compared to NVIDIA's proprietary driver, here are some benchmarks to show how the AMDGPU kernel DRM driver with PowerPlay patches compare to AMD's Catalyst driver for the R9 285 (Tonga) and R9 Fury (Fiji) graphics cards.

27 November 04:30 PM EST - Display Drivers - 12 Comments
Features To Find With Mesa 11.1

Mesa 11.1 is set to be released next month and while it won't advance the OpenGL 4 state for the Intel/Radeon/Nouveau drivers, there is a lot of other changes that have built up over the past quarter to get excited about for users of this open-source Linux graphics driver stack.

27 November 01:24 PM EST - Mesa - Mesa 11.1 Features - 7 Comments

26 November

25 November

Mir Gets Automatic Probing For Input Platforms

Ubuntu developers working on the Mir display server have been continuing to land more improvements to this X11/Wayland alternative although there hasn't been too much to report as of late for significant feature additions.

25 November 08:18 PM EST - Ubuntu - Mir Input Improvements - 20 Comments
Mesa 11.0 vs. 11.2-devel Tests For Intel Skylake

Given the fairly slow news day due to the holidays this week in the United States, here are some extra benchmarks to share this evening: some Mesa 11.0.2 vs. 11.2-devel Git benchmarks with an Intel Skylake system,

25 November 06:32 PM EST - Mesa - Mesa 11.2-devel Git Benchmarks - 8 Comments
AMD_performance_monitor Finally Hits In RadeonSI

The open-source Intel and Nouveau drivers have already been supporting AMD's OpenGL AMD_performance_monitor extension for exposing performance counters. AMD's own RadeonSI Gallium3D driver is finally joining that party today.

25 November 10:14 AM EST - AMD - RadeonSI Performance Counters - 13 Comments
Vendetta Curse of Raven's Cry Is Another Sad Linux Game Port

Last week marked the release of Vendetta: Curse of Raven's Cry that was greeted by a Linux release on the same day as the OS X and Windows game release. Given that there were reports of a command-line driven benchmarking mode, I decided to try out the game. However, in total I spent just ten minutes inside the game.

25 November 08:40 AM EST - Linux Gaming - 14 Comments
Wayland Protocols v1.0 Released

Last week I wrote about the Wayland protocols being split from Wayland and Weston itself. Today marks the version 1.0 release of these protocols.

25 November 07:09 AM EST - Wayland - wayland-protocols 1.0 - 16 Comments

24 November

An Open Letter From Jolla's Co-Founder

Given the news last week about Jolla going through a big round of temporary layoffs and debt restructuring, Antti Saarnio, the co-founder and Chairman of Jolla, has written an open letter about the situation.

24 November 07:44 AM EST - Free Software - Jolla News - 15 Comments

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