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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti On Linux: Best Linux Gaming Performance

Thursday 9th of March 2017 06:00:00 PM
The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is NVIDIA's newest, most powerful graphics card for gamers not only on Windows but also under Linux. I only received the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti this morning so here are my initial Linux performance figures for this new high-end Pascal graphics card compared to other NVIDIA and AMD Radeon graphics cards. Linux VR tests, CUDA/OpenCL compute benchmarks, and additional GeForce GTX 1080 Ti results will be published in the days ahead when having more time to spend with this graphics card.

Facebook Brings HHVM To ARM 64-bit

Thursday 9th of March 2017 05:24:28 PM
It looks like Facebook could be exploring more from ARM servers in their data centers as they have now brought their HHVM PHP implementation to AArch64...

Mesa 17.1 Expected In Early May, Feature Freeze In One Month

Thursday 9th of March 2017 04:20:32 PM
Collabora's Emil Velikov is continuing as the Mesa release manager and has laid out plans for getting the Mesa 3D 17.1 release to happen in early May...

OA Performance Counters Now Being Exposed By Intel's Mesa Driver

Thursday 9th of March 2017 03:01:02 PM
Intel's Mesa driver is exposing additional performance counters now for helping game/application debuggers better profile the performance of their software on Intel HD/Iris Graphics hardware...

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti On Linux?

Thursday 9th of March 2017 02:00:00 PM
The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is NVIDIA's new high-end gamer graphics card as a step-up from the previous GTX 1080 flagship. The GTX 1080 Ti is getting ready for release by retailers and, thankfully, NVIDIA did mail out a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti for Linux testing at Phoronix...

AMD Sends Out Prep AMDGPU Patches For New GPUs

Thursday 9th of March 2017 11:15:15 AM
In the early hours of today AMD posted a set of 23 AMDGPU patches as "prep patches for new ASICs", which given the timing, is presumably prepping for the Radeon RX VEGA...

Samba 4.6 Released With Various Printing/Sharing Changes

Thursday 9th of March 2017 11:14:26 AM
Samba 4.6.0 is now available as the project's latest stable release for SMB/CIFS support on Linux systems...

Libinput Updates For Early March

Thursday 9th of March 2017 11:00:31 AM
Peter Hutterer has released minor updates to libinput as well as the X.Org xf86-input-libinput components...

Firefox 53 Beta Drops Pre-P4/Opteron On Linux, New Compact Themes

Thursday 9th of March 2017 02:45:48 AM
With Firefox 52 having sailed earlier this week, Mozilla has pushed Firefox 53.0 into beta...

LLVM 4.0 Compiler Stack Is Getting Prepped For Release

Thursday 9th of March 2017 01:38:12 AM
The LLVM compiler infrastructure stack and Clang C/C++ compiler front-end will see their version 4.0 release within the next few days...

Radeon Linux 4.11 + Mesa 17.1-dev vs. NVIDIA 378.13 Graphics Performance

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 10:34:12 PM
With Mesa recently landing their RadeonSI GLSL on-disk shader cache and enabling it by default plus other recent optimizations, plus in kernel-space there now being Linux 4.11-rc1 and that showing potential improvements, here are some fresh benchmarks of AMD Radeon vs. NVIDIA on Ubuntu Linux.

ImgTech Announces "Furian" GPU Architecture

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 05:16:05 PM
Imagination Technologies has announced their new PowerVR "Furian" GPU architecture for next-gen graphics and compute performance...

Wine-Staging 2.3 Still Tuning Direct3D CSMT

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 04:27:49 PM
The developers behind the Wine-Staging tree that carries various experimental patches atop the latest upstream Wine repository for running Windows programs on Linux/macOS have announced their newest bi-weekly build...

A Chat With Khronos President Neil Trevett About Vulkan, OpenXR, SPIR-V In 2017

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 03:57:01 PM
Yesterday I had a call with The Khronos Group president Neil Trevett to discuss some of their latest initiatives and the ongoing advancements to the Vulkan API, WebGL, SPIR-V, and more. Here were some of the highlights...

GCC vs. LLVM Clang Compiler Performance On AMD's Ryzen

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 01:52:36 PM
Our latest AMD Ryzen Linux benchmarking is looking at the performance of the GCC and LLVM Clang compiler performance with a Ryzen 7 1700 on Ubuntu Linux.

10-bit HEVC Decoding For RadeonSI Gallium3D Appears Fit

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 01:16:18 PM
AMD developer Christian König has worked the 10-bit HEVC GPU-accelerated decoding into shape for the open-source RadeonSI Gallium3D driver...

Nouveau's GTX 1000 Acceleration Support Queued In DRM-Next

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 11:17:31 AM
Ben Skeggs has sent in his initial Nouveau feature update abnormally early to DRM-Next for in turn landing in the Linux 4.12 kernel...

NVIDIA Announces The Jetson TX2, Powered By NVIDIA's "Denver 2" CPU & Pascal Graphics

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 02:00:00 AM
NVIDIA has made the surprise announcement of the Jetson TX2 and it's powered by dual custom-designed 64-bit Denver 2 CPUs plus quad Cortex-A57 cores while boasting Pascal graphics with 256 CUDA cores.

Nouveau 1.0.14 Released With GM10x/GM20x Accelerated Support

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 01:45:49 AM
For those using the xf86-video-nouveau X.Org driver rather than xf86-video-modesetting, the Nouveau DDX v1.0.14 release took place today...

OpenChrome X.Org Driver Updated With Better Support For Old VIA Hardware

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:57:54 AM
Kevin Brace, the sole remaining main contributor to the OpenChrome project, has announced version 0.6 of the xf86-video-openchrome driver...

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GNOME News: Gtef, GNOME 3.24 Release Video, Epiphany 3.24

  • Gtef 2.0 – GTK+ Text Editor Framework
    Gtef is now hosted on, and the 2.0 version has been released alongside GNOME 3.24. So it’s a good time for a new blog post on this new library.
  • GNOME's GTK Gets Gtef'ed
    Developer Sébastien Wilmet has provided an overview of Gtef with this text editing framework having been released in tandem with GNOME 3.24. Gtef provides a higher level API to make it easier for text editing or in developer-focused integrated development environments.
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AMDGPU Vega Patches and AMD Open-Sources Code

  • More AMDGPU Vega Patches Published
    Less than one week after AMDGPU DRM Vega support was published along with the other Vega enablement patches for the Linux driver stack, more Direct Rendering Manager patches are being shot out today.
  • AMD have announced 'Anvil', an MIT-licensed wrapper library for Vulkan
    AMD are continuing their open source push with 'Anvil' a new MIT-licenses wrapper library for Vulkan. It's aim is to reduce the time developers spend to get a working Vulkan application.
  • AMD Open-Sources Vulkan "Anvil"
    While waiting for AMD to open-source their Vulkan Linux driver, we have a new AMD open-source Vulkan project to look at: Anvil. Anvil is a project out of AMD's GPUOpen division and aims to be a wrapper library for Vulkan to make it easier to bring-up new Vulkan applications/games. Anvil provides C++ Vulkan wrappers similar to other open-source Vulkan projects while also adding in some extra features.