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RADV+Zink vs. RadeonSI OpenGL Performance On Mesa 23.2-devel   Display Drivers   2023-06-06
Zink Is Ending 2021 In Fantastic Shape For OpenGL Over Vulkan   Display Drivers   2021-11-30

Blumenkrantz Linux & Open-Source News

Blumenkrantz Optimizes Mesa Vulkan Submission Merging - Some Test Cases Improve 1000%+   Mesa   2023-09-23
Mesa 23.3 Fixes Zink Rendering For X.Org/XWayland GLAMOR   Mesa   2023-09-10
RADV Implements NVIDIA DGC Compute Extension   Mesa   2023-08-23
Vulkan 1.3.258 Released With New Host Image Copy Extension, NVIDIA DGC Compute   Vulkan   2023-07-21
Lavapipe Lands Vulkan Descriptors Support, Can Run Some VKD3D-Proton Games   Mesa   2023-07-01
Zink's Mike Blumenkrantz Tackling Mesa WSI Inefficiencies   Mesa   2023-06-25
RADV Zink Sees Another "Massive" Optimization On The Way   Mesa   2023-06-18
Vulkan 1.3.254 Published With Another Extension Drafted By Valve   Vulkan   2023-06-16
Zink OpenGL-On-Vulkan Sees More Performance Tuning, Regression Fixing   Mesa   2023-06-13
Mesa 23.1.1 Released With Many Bug Fixes For RADV, Zink, Intel ANV   Mesa   2023-05-25
RADV Driver Lands More Vulkan Overhead Reduction Optimizations   Radeon   2023-05-21
Vulkan 1.3.250 Released With Another New Extension From Valve   Vulkan   2023-05-04
Zink OpenGL-On-Vulkan Driver Enables Shader Object Support   Mesa   2023-04-27
Zink OpenGL-On-Vulkan Performance Looking Very Good For Intel Arc Graphics   Mesa   2023-04-22
Mesa OpenGL Threading Now Disabled For Small Hybrid CPUs   Mesa   2023-04-14
Mesa Zink Change Leads To 50% Reduction In Memory Utilization   Mesa   2023-04-03
Vulkan 1.3.246 Released With VK_EXT_shader_object   Vulkan   2023-03-31
Pending RADV Driver Change Leads To Much Lower System RAM Use For Some Games   Radeon   2023-03-27
Mesa 23.1 Zink Change Further Lowers CPU Overhead, Less vRAM Utilization   Mesa   2023-02-23
Vulkan 1.3.241 Released With Another Extension To Help VKD3D / Direct3D 12 Emulation   Vulkan   2023-02-16
Zink Lands A Simple Fix To Boost Doom Performance By ~10x   Mesa   2023-02-09
More Of Valve's RADV Optimizations Around Fast-Linking Reach Mesa 23.1   Mesa   2023-02-02
RADV Graphics Pipeline Library Support Becoming Speedy, Aims For Mesa 23.1 Promotion   Radeon   2023-01-29
RADV Receives Patches To Help With Less Stuttering For Zink   Radeon   2023-01-20
Mesa 22.3.3 Brings More Intel & Radeon Driver Fixes, KDE Plasma Hang Workaround   Mesa   2023-01-11
Blumenkrantz Back To Working On Zink Improvements For 2023   Mesa   2023-01-05
RADV Lands A Few More Improvements To Reduce CPU Overhead   Radeon   2023-01-04
Mesa Open-Source 3D Drivers Experienced Record Growth In 2022   Mesa   2022-12-29
RADV Wires Up VK_EXT_descriptor_buffer, VKD3D-Proton Usage Pending   Mesa   2022-11-21
Vulkan 1.3.235 Released With New VK_EXT_descriptor_buffer Extension   Vulkan   2022-11-17
Mesa Developers Eye Removing Clover Once Rusticl OpenCL Code Hits Parity   Mesa   2022-11-08
Zink OpenGL-On-Vulkan Implements Front-End Shader Caching   Mesa   2022-11-01
Zink Lands Kernel Shader Support For Getting Rusticl OpenCL Running   Mesa   2022-10-28
Mesa's Gallium3D Finishes Gutting Out Its Graw Interface   Mesa   2022-10-18
Intel's Vulkan Driver Lands More Patches To Help Reduce CPU Overhead   Intel   2022-10-15
Zink Lands Async Pipeline Precompiles For Better Performance, Less Game Stuttering   Mesa   2022-10-11
Blumenkrantz Flushes 17.1k Lines Of Old Mesa Code   Mesa   2022-10-01
AMD Ryzen 7000 Series, Linux 6.0, MGLRU, Rust & IO_uring Made For An Exciting September   Phoronix   2022-10-01
Zink Enables OpenGL Threading For "Huge Perf Gains"   Mesa   2022-09-30
Mesa 22.3 Lands Open-Source Radeon Driver CPU Overhead Optimizations   Radeon   2022-09-27
Mesa 22.3 Merges The Big Draw Throughput Improvement For Intel's Vulkan Driver   Intel   2022-09-22
Few Lines Of Code Increases Intel's Vulkan Driver Draw Throughput By 60%+   Intel   2022-09-16
RADV Driver Sees Dramatic Improvement To Reduce CPU Overhead For Draw Calls   Radeon   2022-09-14
More Zink Improvements Arrive For Mesa 22.3, Less Stuttering For RADV   Mesa   2022-09-13
Mesa's Zink Adds Async Compute Pipeline Creation   Mesa   2022-08-30
Mesa CI Begins Making Use Of Mold Linker For "Substantial" Performance Improvement   Mesa   2022-08-24
Mesa Zink Improvements For OpenGL-On-Vulkan Reportedly Make It Faster Than Radeon OpenGL   Mesa   2022-08-20
Zink Squeezes Some More Performance Optimizations In Mesa 22.2 For OpenGL On Vulkan   Mesa   2022-08-12
Zink OpenGL-On-Vulkan Ready To Switch To Lazy Descriptors - Big Performance Win   Mesa   2022-07-19
Mesa's Lavapipe Now Officially Vulkan 1.2 Conformant   Vulkan   2022-05-27
Zink OpenGL-On-Vulkan Making Progress On Windows, X-Plane Looking To Use It   Mesa   2022-04-20
Zink OpenGL-On-Vulkan Has Many Improvements With Mesa 22.1   Mesa   2022-04-13
"Kopper" Merged Into Mesa As A Big Win For Zink   Mesa   2022-04-07
Vulkan 1.3.211 Brings Another Extension To Help Zink OpenGL Implementation   Vulkan   2022-04-05
Mesa's CPU-Based Software Vulkan Driver Now Exposes Vulkan 1.3   Vulkan   2022-03-21
Patches Pending That Bring Vulkan 1.3 To Lavapipe   Mesa   2022-03-19
Mesa's Lavapipe Vulkan Software Implementation Adds More Extensions   Mesa   2022-03-16
Zink OpenGL-on-Vulkan Now Offers Broader OpenGL Coverage Than RadeonSI, Intel   Mesa   2022-01-20
Mesa's "Copper" Is A Step Closer To Being Brazed   Mesa   2022-01-14
Zink Working On Sparse Textures, Other Improvements To Kick Off 2022   Mesa   2022-01-05
Happy New Year & A Wrap On 2021   Phoronix   2021-12-31
Mesa Open-Source GPU Drivers Enjoyed Near-Record Growth In 2021, Valve Dev Top Contributor   Mesa   2021-12-26
Compute PBO Download Support Merged For Mesa 22.0, Xnine Comes For Source Engine Games   Mesa   2021-11-19
Experimental Zink On NVIDIA's Vulkan Driver Capable Of Outperforming OpenGL Driver   Mesa   2021-11-18
Copper Aims To Improve Mesa's Zink Efficiency In 2022   Mesa   2021-11-17
Experimental Mesa Zink Code Managing To Run Wayland's Weston Compositor   Mesa   2021-11-12
Zink OpenGL-On-Vulkan Can Finally Render glxgears With Great Speed   Mesa   2021-11-12
Mesa 22.0 Zink Speeds Up OpenGL-Over-Vulkan On CPUs   Mesa   2021-11-10
Zink OpenGL On Vulkan Inches Closer To OpenGL 4.6 Conformance, More Games Working   Linux Gaming   2021-10-29
Zink OpenGL-On-Vulkan Tackling Support For More Games   Mesa   2021-09-13
Zink Now Achieves OpenGL ES 3.2 Atop Vulkan   Mesa   2021-08-31
Zink OpenGL-On-Vulkan Fixes Up Support For Another Game   Mesa   2021-08-31
Zink Suballocator Lands In Mesa - "Over 1000%" Performance Increase For Some Games   Mesa   2021-08-17
Gallium Nine Lands Threaded Context Support, Other Improvements   Mesa   2021-08-07
Lavapipe Keeps Tacking On Features, LLVMpipe Lands New Rasterizer With 2~3x Faster 2D   Mesa   2021-07-29
Zink Now Supports OpenGL ES 3.2 Over Vulkan   Mesa   2021-07-09
Mesa's Exciting Milestones So Far In 2021 From Zink To Great Intel/AMD Open-Source Work   Mesa   2021-06-27
Work-In-Progress RadeonSI+Nine Showing Big Performance Win For Source Engine Games   Mesa   2021-06-23
Pending Patches Allow Direct3D 9 "Gallium Nine" To Run Over Mesa's Zink Vulkan   Mesa   2021-06-18
Zink OpenGL-On-Vulkan Hits Another "Massively Improved Performance" Milestone   Mesa   2021-06-16
Zink OpenGL-On-Vulkan Sees Reworked Shader Cache So It Actually Works   Mesa   2021-06-01
Windows vs. Linux, 5.13 Kernel, FreeBSD 13, Other May Excitement   Free Software   2021-06-01
Zink OpenGL-On-Vulkan Now "100%-1000% Faster" For Many Scenarios   Mesa   2021-05-18
Zink OpenGL-On-Vulkan Now Correctly Rendering... Glxgears   Mesa   2021-04-27
Vulkan 1.2.177 Released To Help Graphics Translation Layers   Vulkan   2021-04-26
Zink Lands Threaded Context Support For A Big Speed Boost With OpenGL Over Vulkan   Mesa   2021-04-02
Zink OpenGL-Over-Vulkan Still Has ~200 Patches To Land, More Performance Work   Mesa   2021-03-19
With OpenGL 4.6 Achieved, Zink Working CTS Fixes, Substantial Performance Gains   Mesa   2021-02-19
Zink With Mesa 21.1 Now Advertises OpenGL 4.6   Mesa   2021-02-16
Zink Now Supports OpenGL 4.5 Over Vulkan With Mesa 21.1   Mesa   2021-02-11
Zink On Mesa 21.1-devel Now Achieves OpenGL 4.3 Over Vulkan   Mesa   2021-02-10
Zink OpenGL-On-Vulkan Now Works Atop NVIDIA's Linux Driver   Mesa   2021-02-03
Zink OpenGL On Vulkan Now Supports OpenGL 4.2 With Mesa 21.1   Mesa   2021-01-21
Zink With Mesa 21.0 Now Exposes OpenGL 4.1   Mesa   2021-01-05
Zink OpenGL-On-Vulkan Lands Tessellation Shader Support In Mesa 21.0   Mesa   2020-12-23
Zink OpenGL-On-Vulkan Development Now Being Done On RADV With Navi GPU   Radeon   2020-11-28
Valve Now Funding Blumenkrantz - Zink OpenGL-On-Vulkan To Continue   Mesa   2020-11-23
Zink OpenGL-On-Vulkan Hitting ~95% Speed Of Native OpenGL Driver Performance   Mesa   2020-11-06
Zink Seeing macOS Support For OpenGL Over Vulkan Then MoltenVK On Top Of Metal   Vulkan   2020-11-02
Zink OpenGL-Over-Vulkan At ~97% Piglit Testing Conformance   Mesa   2020-10-25
Zink In Mesa 20.3 Now Hits OpenGL 3.3, Can Run Blender With This OpenGL-on-Vulkan   Mesa   2020-10-17
Zink OpenGL-On-Vulkan Now Nearly At ~69% Of Intel's Native OpenGL Driver   Mesa   2020-10-16
Zink OpenGL-Over-Vulkan With Unigine Heaven Seeing Improved Performance   Vulkan   2020-09-25
Zink OpenGL-On-Vulkan Seeing Some 50~100% FPS Gains   Mesa   2020-09-19
Zink OpenGL-Over-Vulkan Driver - Performance Is Turning Out Better Than Expected   Vulkan   2020-09-08
Experimental Zink Patches Get OpenGL 4.6 Running Atop Vulkan   Vulkan   2020-08-24
Zink GL-On-Vulkan Driver Approaching OpenGL 3.1 Support   Mesa   2020-06-29
Samsung Proposes Session Management Protocol For Wayland   Wayland   2018-02-26
Samsung/Enlightenment Experiment With Wayland In A Widget   Wayland   2017-05-20
A Walkthrough Of Enlightenment's New Launcher "Luncher"   Desktop   2016-11-15
Enlightenment 0.21 Released With Its Much Better Wayland Support   Desktop   2016-06-30
Enlightenment 0.21 Up To RC State With Better Wayland Support   Desktop   2016-06-02
Streams vs. GBM: The Fight Continues Over NVIDIA's Proposed Wayland Route   Wayland   2016-05-12
Enlightenment Brings Session Recovery Support To Wayland   Desktop   2016-05-06
Enlightenment 0.21 Now In Alpha With Better Wayland Support   Desktop   2016-04-12
Wobbly Windows Support & Other Post-Processing Effects For Wayland   Wayland   2016-04-02
Mozilla's Servo Can Now Run On Wayland's Weston Compositor   Mozilla   2015-12-10
Enlightenment E19 Going Into Feature Freeze Soon   Desktop   2014-01-31
E19 Moves Along With New Compositor, Wayland Support   Desktop   2014-01-15
Enlightenment's Compositor Gets A Huge Rewrite   Desktop   2014-01-15
Physics Support Gets Knocked Out Of Enlightenment   Desktop   2013-12-10
Enlightenment E17 Is Being Released This Friday   Desktop   2012-12-18
Enlightenment E17 Has Secret Release Plans   Free Software   2012-09-06