Linux 4.12 Ubuntu Benchmarks With AMD Ryzen, Intel Kabylake - 12 Systems

While waiting for my motherboards to arrive for the new Core i7 7740X and Core i9 7900X, I've been re-testing many of my AMD/Intel boxes with Ubuntu 17.04 on the latest Linux 4.12 kernel for comparison to Intel's new high-end processors. Here is a look at 12 of the existing systems when running on the Linux 4.12 kernel as well as all of the systems have the latest BIOSes, etc.

3 Hours Ago - Processors - 6 Comments
That OpenSUSE Tablet So Far Is A Dud

Remember that "openSUSE Tablet" last year that was seeking crowd-funding and even advertised by the openSUSE crew for being a Linux tablet as cheap as $200 USD? Sadly, it's not a reality while the company still appears to be formulating something.

6 Hours Ago - SUSE - openSUSE Tablet - 8 Comments
AMD's GPUOpen Releases Baikal Renderer

The Baikal renderer is a newly-released, open-source implementation of the AMD Radeon ProRender API. Baikal has evolved into a fully-functional rendering engine and its only hardware requirement is on OpenCL 1.2.

8 Hours Ago - AMD - Baikal Renderer - 4 Comments
2017 Linux Laptop Survey

It has been a few years since last running any Linux hardware surveys on Phoronix, as overall the ecosystem has rather matured nicely while of course there are still notable improvements to be had in the areas of GPUs and laptops. (Additionally, OpenBenchmarking.org provides a plethora of analytic capabilities when not seeking to collect subjective data / opinions.) But now we are hosting the 2017 Linux Laptop Survey to hopefully further improvements in this area.

14 Hours Ago - Hardware - Laptop Survey - 25 Comments

22 June

21 June

Vulkan vs. OpenGL On Linux With Core i5, Core i7, Ryzen 7

For those curious about the state of the Radeon Vulkan (RADV) vs. OpenGL (RadeonSI) performance with different Intel and AMD CPUs, here are some fresh benchmark results with the current Vulkan-supported prominent Linux game titles of Dota 2, Mad Max, Talos Principle, and Dawn of War III. During this opportunity for the tests across Core i5 / Core i7 / Ryzen 7 hardware were also CPU usage analytics.

21 June 12:00 PM EDT - Linux Gaming - 42 Comments
Radeon Instinct Accelerators Get Ready To Ship

Not only is AMD getting ready to take on Intel in the server space with their just-launched EPYC 7000 series, they are looking to battle NVIDIA now in the GPU server arena. Following their announcement at the end of last year, Radeon Instinct accelerators for GPU compute servers are getting ready to ship.

21 June 08:17 AM EDT - Radeon - Radeon Instinct - 6 Comments

20 June

AMD EPYC 7000 Series CPUs Launched

AMD has formally announced today their EPYC 7000 series line-up of processors, their server/workstation offerings based on Zen to finally battle Intel's multi-year dominance with Xeon and AMD's long-awaited successor to the Opteron family.

20 June 04:48 PM EDT - AMD - AMD EPYC - 20 Comments

19 June

Mesa 17.1.3 Released

Mesa 17.1.3 is now available as the latest stable point release to this important 3D user-space graphics stack.

19 June 07:52 AM EDT - Mesa - Mesa 17.1.3 - Add A Comment
AMD's GPUOpen Posts New Vulkan Memory Allocator

AMD's GPUOpen initiative has posted a number of Vulkan open-source projects over time from the Anvil Vulkan framework to a Vulkan-supported CodeXL and various code samples. Their latest open-source project is a Vulkan memory allocator.

19 June 06:29 AM EDT - AMD - GPUOpen - 5 Comments

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