14 July

AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT Memory Scaling Performance Under 100 Different Tests

For those thinking of picking up one of the new AMD Ryzen 3000XT series processors and weighing whether it's worthwhile on your budget picking up DDR4-3600 memory or other higher frequency DDR4 modules, here are some fresh benchmark results with the Ryzen 9 3900XT looking at 100 different tests on Linux and showing how the performance changes from DDR4-2133 through DDR4-3800.

14 July 09:51 AM EDT - AMD - Ryzen 9 3900XT + DDR4 Memory Frequency - 15 Comments
Linux 5.9 Set To Bring ARMv8 TTL Support

In addition to Linux 5.9 poised to bring ARMv8 Memory Tagging Extension support (MTE), another ARM architectural feature now queued up for introduction in this next kernel cycle is Translation Table Level support.

14 July 06:45 AM EDT - Arm - Translation Table Level - Add A Comment

13 July

Radeon RADV+ACO Vulkan Performance Is In Great Shape For Mesa 20.2

With the Mesa Radeon Vulkan driver "RADV" recently switching its default to the ACO shader compiler back-end that is developed with the support of Valve rather than the existing AMDGPU LLVM back-end that is the official open-source AMD shader compiler solution, here are some fresh Linux gaming benchmarks of the RADV driver on the in-development Mesa 20.2 comparing the now-default RADV+ACO configuration against that of the RADV AMDGPU LLVM back-end.

13 July 10:10 AM EDT - Display Drivers - 24 Comments
Early Work On KDE Frameworks 6 Continues

Several months have passed since there was any news to report on KDE Frameworks 6 but the coronavirus pandemic as well as Qt uncertainties have not caused KF6 development to slow down for this next-generation set of KDE add-on libraries complementing Qt.

13 July 09:04 AM EDT - KDE - KDE Frameworks 6 - 53 Comments
GNOME Optimizations Continue In Striving For Faster 4K Experience

Canonical's Daniel Van Vugt has been engaged in several weeks now in optimizing GNOME for a faster 4K experience particularly when using Intel graphics but many of these optimizations pan out for other GPUs and resolutions too. Over the past week he's been working on yet more optimizations.

13 July 06:45 AM EDT - GNOME - GNOME 4K - 57 Comments

12 July

Intel AMX Support Lands In The GNU Assembler

Intel's open-source compiler engineers have been quite timely in getting the Advanced Matrix Extensions (AMX) support out in the relevant components since Intel formally outlined AMX in last month's programming reference manual.

12 July 09:14 AM EDT - Intel - Intel AMX - 4 Comments
Canonical Is Using Mir To Bring Flutter To Wayland

This week Canonical and Google announced they were working together to bring the Flutter application toolkit to Ubuntu/Linux. Flutter is the cross-platform, open-source UI toolkit developed by Google for use from Android to Linux and iOS and Fuschia as well as for web interfaces.

12 July 06:48 AM EDT - Ubuntu - Flutter Wayland - 55 Comments

11 July

KDE Plasma 5.20 Seeing More Wayland Fixes

While KDE Plasma 5.19 is already in fairly good shape with regards to its Wayland session, Plasma 5.20 is looking to offer even better support for this native Wayland environment along with many other enhancements.

11 July 07:01 AM EDT - KDE - KDE Wayland - 6 Comments
Cling C++ Interpreter Looking To Upstream More Code Into LLVM

Not to be confused with Clang as the well known C/C++ compiler front-end for the LLVM compiler, Cling is a separate project as an interactive, JIT-based C++ interpreter. Cling has been in development for years and at least partially is looking to upstream where possible back into LLVM.

11 July 12:01 AM EDT - LLVM - CLING - 6 Comments

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