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AMD Rolls Out AMDGPU-PRO 16.50 Graphics Driver for Linux to Support More GPUs

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Today, December 8, 2016, AMD announced the general availability for download of the latest AMDGPU-PRO 16.50 proprietary graphics driver for Linux-based operating systems.

Shipping with FreeSync support and DirectGMA for OpenGL, the AMDGPU-PRO 16.50 graphics driver provides support for some GNC 1.0 GPUs from the Southern Islands series, namely AMD Radeon R7 M465X, AMD Radeon R7 M370, and AMD Radeon R7 M350.

Additionally, the AMDGPU-PRO 16.50 graphics driver includes install scripts for the recently released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3, CentOS 7.3, CentOS 6.8, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 Service Pack 2, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 2 operating systems.

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Also: AMD strengthens gaming and VR on Linux with graphics improvements

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Mesa News

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  • Mesa 13 Lands In Fedora 25

    While it was disappointing that Fedora 25 shipped with Mesa 12.0, the Mesa 13.0 version has now been sent down as a stable release update.

  • Stable Mesa PPA Offers Latest Drivers on Ubuntu

    Games company Feral Interactive’s call for a PPA be set up to offer the latest Stable Mesa drivers on Ubuntu has been semi-answered. Emphasis on semi, there. As noted by Gaming on Linux, a new stable Mesa PPA is now available — hurrah — but it is not “official” in the way that the stress-tested Nvidia drivers PPA is — boo.

  • Ubuntu now has a community-built PPA for stable versions of Mesa

    Feral Interactive's call for a stable Mesa PPA has already made progress, as there's now a stable PPA available for Mesa.

    Paulo Dias "Padoka" has setup another PPA here: https://launchpad.net/~paulo-miguel-dias/+archive/ubuntu/pkppa

    Note: This is a community-run PPA, so it's possible it may someday go out of date and/or have issues at times.

    This is likely a stop-gap measure until something more official is done.

    It currently hosts Mesa 13.0.2 and LLVM 3.9 along with RADV and ANV the AMD and Intel open source Vulkan drivers.

AMD/ATI Catalyst fglrx rpms, end of an era!

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We had the hope of getting it working for Leap 42.2 in October, but except freezing kernel and xorg, you will not get what you would expect: a stable xorg session

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Intel GPU Tools 1.17 Released for Linux with Kaby Lake Support, Many New Tests

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It's been two months since the release of Intel GPU Tools (intel-gpu-tools) 1.16, the open-source collection of tools for development and testing of the Intel DRM driver for Linux-based operating systems, and Petri Latvala announced the release of version 1.17.

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Linux Distributions vs. BSDs With netperf & iperf3 Network Performance

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With now having netperf in the Phoronix Test Suite as well as iperf3 for the latest open-source benchmarks in our automated cross-platform benchmarking framework, I couldn't help but to run some networking benchmarks on a system when trying out a few different Linux distributions and BSDs to see how the performance compares. The operating systems ran with these networking benchmarks included Debian 8.6, Ubuntu 16.10, Clear Linux 12020, CentOS 7, and Fedora 25. The BSDs tested for this comparison were FreeBSD 11.0 and DragonFlyBSD 4.6.1.

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Early Benchmarks Of GCC 7 On Linux x86_64 With An Intel Core i7 6800K

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With the GCC 7 compiler having entered its stage three, feature development is basically over so it's a great time to begin running more benchmarks of this big compiler update that will be officially released as GCC 7.1.0 in early 2017. Up today are benchmarks of the latest GCC 7.0 development snapshot compared to GCC 6.2 and GCC 5.4 on an Intel Core i7 6800K Broadwell-E system running Ubuntu 16.10.

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Also: LLVM's LLD Linker Gets Faster Performance (Parallelized ICF)

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