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Nvidia Shield Android TV 500GB ‘Pro’ model really is coming after all

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Last month the Nvidia Shield Android TV 500GB “Pro edition” showed up on Nvidia’s website with a price tag listed at $300, but shortly after this Nvidia pulled down the listing, claiming that this was a developer SKU and had been put up by mistake. As it turns out, that’s not exactly the whole story.

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Phoronix on Graphics

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Phoronix on Graphics

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Btrfs RAID 0/1 Benchmarks On The Linux 4.1 Kernel

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With the Linux 4.1 kernel coming together nicely I've begun my testing (separate from all the fully-automated Git testing done each day via the LinuxBenchmarking.com systems) of this new kernel under a variety of different workloads, stressing different systems, and focusing on the changes in the major subsystems. One of the systems this week has been running some fresh Btrfs RAID Linux file-system benchmarks. From an eight-disk server I've started this Btrfs RAID testing as some fresh numbers since my Btrfs RAID tests from a few months back on an older server.

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Nvidia 352.09 Beta Driver for Linux Bring Support for Mysterious GPU

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Nvidia has just published a new Linux Beta driver that brings a lot of new changes and improvements, not to mention support for a new mysterious GPU that hasn't been named.

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Linux Graphics

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  • Freedreno Now Supports The A306 GPU

    For users of the Freedreno Gallium3D driver for having unofficial open-source Qualcomm graphics support, the Adreno 306 is the latest graphics processor now supported.

  • AMDGPU Open-Source Driver Code Continues Maturing

    Nearly one month ago AMD published the open-source code to their new "AMDGPU" kernel driver and the necessary user-space driver changes too. That code is continuing to mature for the Linux 4.2 kernel and for supporting the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver that code is continuing to be polished.

  • RandR 1.5 Brings Monitor Objects & Tile Support For X.Org

    The RandR components are updated for version 1.5.0 to take advantage of new functionality in the X.Org Server.

Wayland / Weston 1.8 Release Candidate Arrives

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The release candidate for the upcoming Wayland 1.8 is now available.

Out today is the first release candidates for 1.8 of Wayland and the reference Weston compositor, a.k.a. Wayland 1.7.92 and Weston 1.7.92.

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Phoronix on Graphics

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  • Gallium3D's LLVMpipe Tacks On Another OpenGL 4 Extension

    Most often when talking of new OpenGL 4 extensions in Mesa it tends to be regarding the Intel Mesa driver given they're the company investing the most into the Linux graphics stack, followed by the Radeon and Noveau drivers. However, this week in Mesa is some love to the fallback/debugging software rasterizers.

  • Beignet Is Working On OpenCL 2.0 Open-Source Linux Support

    Within Intel's Beignet project for open-source OpenCL support on Linux systems with HD/Iris Graphics, there's a OpenCL20 branch as part of Beignet Git. The OpenCL 2.0 support code hasn't been touched in a few weeks, but it's clearly in the works by the Intel China crew that's been maintaining this project.

  • Intel Iris Graphics Performance With Mesa 10.6

    With Mesa 10.6 due to be released in early June, our usual performance comparisons of this new Mesa 3D version will come. To get our latest round of Mesa open-source graphics driver benchmarking kicked off, here are benchmarks of Intel's Iris Graphics when comparing Mesa 10.5 and 10.6 Git atop Ubuntu 15.04.

  • Libweston Likely To Be Delayed To Wayland's Weston 1.9

    While Wayland 1.8 is coming along, along with the Weston 1.8 update, it looks like the libweston functionality will be staved off for another release.

Fedora 21 vs. Fedora 22 Benchmarks

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For those curious how the performance of Fedora 22 is shaking out, here's some early benchmarks comparing the Fedora Workstation 21 and Fedora Workstation 22 (with all updates as of the final freeze) in various workloads.

Plenty of Fedora 22 benchmarks are in the works now that this Red Hat backed Linux distribution is gearing up for release and has settled down with its many changes and new features. The Fedora 22 state tested was with the Linux 4.0.2 kernel, GNOME Shell 3.16.1, Mesa 10.5.4, and GCC 5.1.1 while using an EXT4 file-system. On the same exact Intel ultrabook, Fedora 21 was also re-benchmarked both in stock form and with all available updates as of 12 May.

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Also: GNOME 3.16 On Fedora 22: Wayland vs. X.Org

Intel Cherryview Now Supports OpenCL On Linux

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Intel's been working on open-source Linux support for Cherryview for more than one year while finally one of the last pieces of the hardware enablement puzzle has landed: OpenCL support for Cherryview.

Cherryview represents the new 2015 Atom SoCs built on the 14nm "Airmont" architecture and the graphics cores are derived from Broadwell. The Cherryview Linux support has been in place for quite some time with the OpenGL support having settled through numerous Linux kernel DRM and Mesa driver updates. The last major piece of supporting the Cherryview Atom graphics on Linux is the OpenCL support.

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