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New systemd Service Promises to Automatically Swap Nvidia and AMD Video Drivers on Boot

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The availability of a new project that promises to automatically swap Nvidia or AMD/ATI proprietary video drivers during the boot process of any GNU/Linux distribution that uses the controversial systemd system and service manager has been brought to our attention.

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More AMD Radeon R9 Fury Linux Benchmarks

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Continuing on from yesterday's first Linux review of the AMD Radeon R9 Fury, here are some more Catalyst Linux benchmarks from this $550 graphics card.

Since yesterday's review of the R9 Fury on Ubuntu Linux I have run some more tests covering a few other test profiles as well as delivering some more 1920 x 1080 and 2560 x 1440 (rather than 4K) benchmarks for those wishing to run their own side-by-side comparisons against this air-cooled Fiji graphics card with 4GB of High Bandwidth Memory.

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Phoronix on Graphics

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Linux 4.2 May Finish Fixing Up Radeon Audio Support

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Since the Linux 4.0 kernel there has been DisplayPort audio support for the open-source Radeon driver. That DP audio handling came after a big rework to the audio code in the Radeon DRM kernel driver. A half-year later it looks like all the audio code is now cleaned up and ready.

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Also: Radeon Gallium3D Tackles A Bit More, OpenGL 4.1 Patches Pending

NVIDIA 352.30 GPU Driver For Linux Has Been Released

Ubuntu 15.04 On The Tegra X1 Yields Even Better Results, More Benchmarks

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Earlier this week I posted some initial benchmark figures for the NVIDIA Tegra X1 on Ubuntu Linux. Those results showed much promise for this 64-bit ARM big.LITTLE SoC that also bears a Maxwell GPU, but that wasn't tested for the initial comparison. Here are a few more benchmark results from this Tegra X1, including an Ubuntu 15.04 installation to show the difference against the Tegra X1 on Ubuntu 14.10.

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The AMD Radeon R9 Fury Is Currently A Disaster On Linux

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When AMD announced the Radeon R9 Fury line-up powered by the "Fiji" GPU with High Bandwidth Memory, I was genuinely very excited to get my hands on this graphics card. The tech sounded great and offered up a lot of potential, and once finally finding an R9 Fury in stock, shelled out nearly $600 for this graphics card. Unfortunately though, thanks to the current state of the Catalyst Linux driver, the R9 Fury on Linux is a gigantic waste for OpenGL workloads. The R9 Fury results only exemplifies the hideous state of AMD's OpenGL support for their Catalyst Linux driver with a NVIDIA graphics card costing $200 less consistently delivering better gaming performance.

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NVidia's Tegra X1 does well on Linux

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Its tests show the Tegra X1 is just a bit lower than an Intel Core i3 Broadwell system which his a thumbs up for ARMv8 hardware on Linux and Nvidia's Tegra plans.

The X1 SoC succeeds the K1 and is a 64-bit ARM design that's has four Cortex-A57 cores and four Cortex-A53 cores. The X1 SoC uses Maxwell-class graphics and uses less than 10 Watts.

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Original: NVIDIA's Tegra X1 Delivers Stunning Performance On Ubuntu Linux

Related: NVIDIA Releases 352.30 Linux Driver

AMD issues new Linux drivers

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AMD has released new Linux drivers for the upcoming Linux 4.2 kernel.

The drivers include the new "AMDGPU" kernel driver which succeeds the "Radeon" DRM kernel driver.

For those who came in late this is part of AMD's long talked about new Linux driver architecture for supporting the latest GPUs and all future GPUs.

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Phoronix on Graphics

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Mesa 3D Graphics Library 10.6.3 Fixes Many Issues in the Nouveau Video Driver

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The Mesa developers, through Emil Velikov, have announced earlier today, July 26, the immediate availability for download of the third maintenance release of the stable Mesa 10.6 3D graphics library.

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