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  • What Do You Hope To See Out Of Today's Expected Catalyst Linux Update?

    It's expected that today AMD will be releasing an updated Catalyst (v15.20) Linux graphics driver. Aside from Radeon Rx 300/Fury graphics card support, what do you hope is part of this new driver series?

  • AMD Radeon 300 Series On Linux - Catalyst: 0 vs. Open-Source: 1

    When receiving the MSI Radeon R7 370 for review on Phoronix, I first tried installing the latest publicly available driver from the AMD web-site... The Catalyst 15.5 for Linux that has been available on AMD.com since early June. Since then they haven't put out any stable/beta Catalyst Linux releases, even after the Rx 300 series launch. When trying to install this latest Catalyst Linux driver atop Ubuntu 15.04, it became quickly apparent that it was unsupported....

  • A Look At CS:GO & TF2 On AMD GPUs With The Open-Source Driver

    In the testing so far has been a Radeon HD 6870, HD 6950, HD 7850, R9 290, and R7 370. There will be more cards in the R7 370 Linux review along with some fresh open-source NVIDIA benchmark results. Tests were done on Linux 4.1.1 and Mesa 10.7-devel atop Ubuntu 15.04. Linux 4.2 Git couldn't be tested (plus the R9 285 with AMDGPU) since this particular test system is still plagued by the Linux 4.2 kernel panics.

  • AMD FirePro S9170 Rolls Out With 32GB Of GDDR5 Memory

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See How Your Linux PC Compares To The Core i7 5775C With Iris 6200 Graphics

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Now that I seem to have found a workaround for my Core i7 5775C Broadwell Linux issue that resulted in very frequent kernel panics, it's off to the benchmark races. Here are some preliminary Linux benchmark figures for this first socketed Intel Broadwell LGA-1150 desktop CPU with Iris 6200 graphics.

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Benchmarks Of 54 Different Intel/AMD Linux Systems

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This week in celebrating 200,000 benchmark results in our LinuxBenchmarking.com test lab, I ran another large comparison against the latest spectrum of hardware/software in the automated performance test lab.

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Intel Has More Graphics Code For Testing, Plans For Linux 4.3

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While the Linux 4.2 kernel merge window isn't even over yet, Intel developers already have new code ready for testing that will be merged eventually for Linux 4.3.

With their updated -testing Git repository, there are DSI improvements, more enablement for Broxton hardware, Cherryview improvements, PPGTT polishing, the kernel mode-setting Kconfig option is no longer exposed as it's a requirement, and there's the continuing code churn around atomic mode-setting.

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6-Way File-System Comparison On The Linux 4.1 Kernel

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With the Linux 4.1 kernel having recently been released, I decided to conduct a fresh round of file-system comparisons on this new kernel using a solid-state drive. The file-systems tested in this article were the in-tree EXT4, Btrfs, XFS, F2FS, ReiserFS, and NILFS2 file-systems while a follow-up article will take a look at the out-of-tree contenders like Reiser4 and ZFS atop Linux 4.1.

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Free Professional Creation Suite Blender 2.75 Arrives with AMD GPU Support

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The Blender Foundation, the developer of Blender, an integrated 3D creation software suite, has just announced that a new version of the suite, 2.75, has been released and is now available for download.

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NVIDIA SHIELD ANDROID TV REVIEW

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Some of its biggest selling points include 4K and NVIDIA Grid support. If you love gaming, have a powerful rig with a robust NVIDIA GPU, and want to enjoy one of the best in class Android TV experiences, then the NVIDIA Shield Android TV is a sure bet. If you’re more of a casual gamer, then there are less expensive options, but if you want to have something that packs a wallop, streams your games, and is quite future proof, then we highly recommend it. Further, we’ve given it our highly coveted Editor’s Choice Award for being a rock solid Android TV device!

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NVIDIA Starts Supplying Open-Source Hardware Reference Headers

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There's another step forward today in NVIDIA's open-source/Linux hardware support! NVIDIA will begin supplying hardware reference headers for the Nouveau DRM driver.

While NVIDIA right now is the primary choice for Linux gamers and those willing to use proprietary hardware drivers, the same cannot be said about those that are strict into using fully open-source code on their systems. The NVIDIA open-source support has lagged behind Intel and AMD on Linux with NVIDIA not officially supporting the community-based, mostly-reverse-engineered Nouveau driver. The only exception so far has been for the NVIDIA Tegra hardware where they actively have been working on the Tegra K1 (and newer) graphics driver support for the open-source driver.

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Nvidia 346.82 Long-Lived Drivers Are Out with Support for New GPUs

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Nvidia has just released a new update for the Linux branch of the long-lived driver, and it brings support for new GPUs and a number of small bug fixes.

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