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ARB_shader_clock & ARB_shader_group_vote For RadeonSI

Thursday 30th of March 2017 11:19:17 AM
Nicolai Hähnle has been working on support for some newer OpenGL extensions not currently implemented in the RadeonSI driver...

Pascal Is Now Supported By The Nouveau X.Org Driver

Thursday 30th of March 2017 10:37:10 AM
Ilia Mirkin has landed support for Pascal graphics processors within the xf86-video-nouveau X.Org DDX driver...

It's Been Five Years Since That Interesting Message From Gabe Newell

Thursday 30th of March 2017 10:26:23 AM
For those wishing to relive a past fond moment for Linux gaming or weren't reading Phoronix five years ago, today marks five years since receiving an interesting message from GabeN...

RADV Radeon Vulkan Gets Patches For Tessellation Support

Thursday 30th of March 2017 10:12:18 AM
RADV co-founder David Airlie is staging another important feature for this open-source Radeon Vulkan driver: tessellation support...

AMD Ryzen DDR4 Memory Scaling Tests On Linux

Wednesday 29th of March 2017 08:49:40 PM
This week MSI finally released an updated BIOS for the X370 XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM that we've been using for a majority of our Ryzen Linux benchmarks. With that motherboard improving memory compatibility and allowing us to finally run the board at higher DDR4 memory clock frequencies, I've run some fresh AMD Ryzen 7 1800X Ubuntu Linux benchmarks at various memory frequencies.

Libdrm 2.4.76 Released With Vega Support

Wednesday 29th of March 2017 06:32:35 PM
Libdrm 2.4.76 is now available with among the changes being the updates needed for AMDGPU Vega10 support...

GNOME 3.26 Release Schedule Published

Wednesday 29th of March 2017 03:21:17 PM
The release schedule for GNOME 3.26, the next six-month update to this open-source desktop environment, has now been firmed up...

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Radeon RX 580: AMDGPU-PRO vs. DRM-Next + Mesa 17.2-dev

Last week I posted initial Radeon RX 580 Linux benchmarks and even AMDGPU overclocking results. That initial testing of this "Polaris Evolved" hardware was done with the fully-open Radeon driver stack that most Linux enthusiasts/gamers use these days. The AMDGPU-PRO driver wasn't tested for those initial articles as it seems to have a diminishing user-base and largely focused for workstation users. But for those wondering how AMDGPU-PRO runs with the Radeon RX 580, here are some comparison results to DRM-Next code for Linux 4.12 and Mesa 17.2-dev. Read more

Void GNU/Linux Operating System Adopts Flatpak for All Supported Architectures

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Top 4 CDN services for hosting open source libraries

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Bash Bunny: Big hacks come in tiny packages

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