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  • AMD embraces open source to take on Nvidia’s GameWorks

    AMD's position in the graphics market continues to be a tricky one. Although the company has important design wins in the console space—both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are built around AMD CPUs with integrated AMD GPUs—its position in the PC space is a little more precarious. Nvidia currently has the outright performance lead, and perhaps more problematically, many games are to a greater or lesser extent optimized for Nvidia GPUs. One of the chief culprits here is Nvidia's GameWorks software, a proprietary library of useful tools for game development—things like realistic hair and shadows, and physics processing for destructible environments—that is optimized for Nvidia's cards. When GameWorks games are played on AMD systems, they can often do so with reduced performance or graphical quality.

  • AMD GPUOpen: Doubling Down On Open-Source Development

    Both AMD and Nvidia claim to have the pulse of software development, regularly pulling in members of the community willing to stand behind their respective philosophies. It follows, then, that the two tend to tell hand-picked stories. Nvidia likes to advocate the advantages of its ready-to-integrate middleware, which is optimized for the company’s hardware but proprietary in nature, often causing issues for the competition. Conversely, AMD rallies behind the open source banner, promoting accessibility and the benefits of collaboration. That’s really what developers want more of, AMD argues.

7-Way Linux Laptop Comparison From Sandy Bridge To Broadwell

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For those curious about how Intel's laptop/ultrabook CPUs have evolved over the past few generations and whether it's worthwhile upgrading from one generation to the next, here's a fresh Linux laptop comparison with seven different laptops being tested on Ubuntu 15.10 x86_64 and comparing these laptops from Sandy Bridge to Broadwell on a variety of workloads while also doing some performance-per-Watt measurements.

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8-Way Budget SSD Disk Benchmarks On EXT4 Linux

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If you are thinking of buying a low-capacity, affordable solid-state drive (SSD) as a stocking stuffer this holiday season or just looking for a new SSD without breaking the bank, here are benchmarks from eight different low-cost solid-state drives done on Ubuntu Linux with the EXT4 file-system.

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  • Intel Broadwell Laptop OpenGL Performance: Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu Linux

    With having a new Intel Broadwell laptop for testing that came pre-loaded with Microsoft Windows 10 x64, I couldn't resist the opportunity to run some comparison benchmarks against Ubuntu Linux. The Intel HD Graphics 5500 were tested under Windows 10 and then under Ubuntu 15.10 -- both in a stock configuration and then switching over to the Linux 4.4 kernel with Mesa 11.2 Git.

  • How AMD's Carrizo A10-8700P Compares To Intel's Core i3/i5

    While I ended up returning my AMD A10-8700P "Carrizo" laptop due to its faulty fan, I did run a few benchmarks of it prior to sending it back. Here's roughly what you can expect in terms of its performance against Intel Core i3 and i5 laptops.

A Few Intel Core i3 5010U vs. i5 5200U Broadwell Tests On Linux

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If looking for budget laptops right now, the Core i3 5010U and Core i5 5200U "Broadwell" processors tend to be very common, but how do they compare under Linux? Here are some benchmarks on Ubuntu 15.10 with the Linux 4.4 kernel to answer that question.

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Phoronix on Graphics

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AMD Foss Drivers Now Have OpenGL 4.1, Tessellation Enabled

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The AMD Foss Drivers have just received an important update and it looks like they are now OpenGL 4.1 compliant, which means that some new cool features are on their way.

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Benchmarks Of The $5 Raspberry Pi Zero

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For those curious about the performance of the $5 Raspberry Pi Zero, here are some benchmarks I've just finished up for this low-end, low-power ARM development board compared to other ARM, MIPS, and x86 hardware.

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