Intel Celeron G6900 Benchmarks - Performance Of Intel's $40~60 Alder Lake Processor
Intel Celeron G6900 Benchmarks - Performance Of Intel's $40~60 Alder Lake Processor
5 Hours Ago - Processors - 19 Comments

At the top-end of Intel's current Alder Lake line-up is the Core i9 12900K while at the opposite end is the Celeron G6900... The Celeron G6900 is a dual-core Alder Lake processor with a suggested customer price of $42~52 USD (though for the limited quantities available, I ended up paying $69). Curiosity got the best of me for seeing how well this lowest-end Alder Lake part performs under Ubuntu Linux.

AMDVLK 2022.Q1.2 Released With Vulkan 1.3 Support
AMDVLK 2022.Q1.2 Released With Vulkan 1.3 Support
8 Hours Ago - Radeon - AMDVLK 2022.Q1.2 - 2 Comments

AMDVLK as AMD's official open-source Vulkan Linux driver derived from their Radeon Software driver sources but using the LLVM shader compiler back-end is out with a new release. AMD is ready with day-after support for the newly-launched Vulkan 1.3 specification for AMDVLK.

25 January

Oracle Releases GraalVM 22.0 With New Features
Oracle Releases GraalVM 22.0 With New Features
25 January 03:26 PM EST - Oracle - GraalVM 22.0 - 14 Comments

GraalVM 22.0 has been released for this Java VM/JDK that also supports other programming languages and run-times / execution modes. GraalVM continues to be performant and showing promising results not just for Java with JIT'ing but also ahead-of-time Java compilation to Native Image as well as for its Python implementation, WebAssembly run-time, and other targets.

24 January

HITMAN 3 Runs Well On Linux With Steam Play - Open-Source Radeon Performance Especially Good
HITMAN 3 Runs Well On Linux With Steam Play - Open-Source Radeon Performance Especially Good
24 January 02:02 PM EST - Linux Gaming - 52 Comments

After being an Epic Games exclusive for its first year, HITMAN III launched on Steam last week. While there isn't a native Linux port for HITMAN 3, it does run wonderful under Steam Play with Proton for enjoying this Windows game on Linux complete with Vulkan API rendering. Here are some initial benchmarks of HITMAN 3 on Linux with NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon graphics cards.

LVFS Exploring Alternate, Open-Source Firmware For Capable End-Of-Life Devices
LVFS Exploring Alternate, Open-Source Firmware For Capable End-Of-Life Devices
24 January 05:15 AM EST - LVFS - Alternative Firmware - 35 Comments

The Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) with Fwupd for firmware updating on Linux could soon be making it easier to transition older, end-of-life devices off official firmware packages and onto the likes of open-source Coreboot for capable aging PC hardware. This not only would make the system run on more free software but would extend the life of the hardware with firmware updates where the vendor has ceased their support.

23 January

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21 January

SiFive Shifting Production Focus To Next-Gen HiFive Development Board
21 January 02:22 PM EST - RISC-V - HiFive Unmatched Reaching End Of Line - 53 Comments

SiFive's HiFive Unmatched is the best, readily available RISC-V developer board at the moment with enough horsepower for modest development/porting work and continues seeing improvements with the mainline Linux kernel. But availability on HiFive Unmatched is beginning to dry up and SiFive isn't planning on any further production runs as it begins focusing on the board's successor.

Linux 5.17 Adds GPU Recovery Support For AMD Rembrandt APUs
21 January 05:06 AM EST - Radeon - AMDGPU Fixes - 2 Comments

On top of all the GPU driver feature changes to merge last week, yesterday marked the first batch of "fixes" sent in to Linux 5.17 for the Direct Rendering Manager drivers. Notable from this batch of fixes is getting GPU recovery enabled for Yellow Carp / Rembrandt APUs.

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