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Intel Graphics Compiler 1.0.9289 Released As A Huge Update

23 novembre 2021 à 13:49
Intel just released IGC 1.0.9289 as a huge update to their open-source Graphics Compiler used on Linux currently by their OpenCL/oneAPI Level Zero compute stack and also by Windows with their official driver...

DDR4 vs. DDR5 Memory Performance For Intel Core i5-12600K Alder Lake On Linux

23 novembre 2021 à 14:43
Given current memory pricing and extremely limited availability of DDR5 memory modules, many Phoronix readers have been requesting DDR4 vs. DDR5 memory benchmarks for Alder Lake on Linux. After picking up a DDR4 Z690 motherboard, here are some reference benchmarks between DDR4 and DDR5 when testing with the Core i5 12600K on Ubuntu Linux in a variety of real-world workloads.

Vulkan 1.2.200 Released With Two New Extensions

23 novembre 2021 à 19:56
Out today is Vulkan 1.2.200 as the newest spec revision to the Vulkan graphics/compute API...

Linux Prepares For Next-Gen AMD CPUs With Up To 12 CCDs

23 novembre 2021 à 22:29
The latest Linux kernel patches confirm that next-gen AMD Zen processors are capable of featuring up to twelve CCDs...

Airlie Exploring Possibility Of VA-API On Top Of Vulkan Video

24 novembre 2021 à 11:32
Well known open-source Linux graphics expert David Airlie of Red Hat has recently been working on early Vulkan Video support for Mesa's Radeon "RADV" and Intel "ANV" drivers. As part of that effort and in part due to lack of software making use of Vulkan Video extensions right now, he has started exploring the feasibility of implementing the Video Acceleration API (VA-API) atop Vulkan Video...

Blender 3.0's Cycles X Rendering Performance Is Looking Great

24 novembre 2021 à 12:23
A status update on Blender's "Cycles X" project was published today ahead of the upcoming Blender 3.0 release and with already some feature additions planned for Blender 3.1...

AMD P-State v4 Linux Testing On A Ryzen 5 5500U

24 novembre 2021 à 15:15
With AMD having published a new revision to their AMD P-State Linux CPU frequency scaling driver that they are working towards mainlining with a goal of better power efficiency on Linux, here are some initial benchmarks of that new patch series when using a Ryzen 5 5500U notebook.

Alpine Linux 3.15 Released - Builds Off Linux 5.15, Drops MIPS64, SimpleDRM For FB

24 novembre 2021 à 19:38
Alpine Linux 3.15 is out today as the newest feature update to this lightweight/embedded/containers focused Linux distribution known for its musl+Busybox usage along with OpenRC as the init system...

Intel Posts New Iteration Of Key Locker Support For Linux

24 novembre 2021 à 21:46
With Intel Tiger Lake mobile processors introduced last year there has been good open-source support going back to launch, but a few of the more niche features have seen slower than normal handling for getting the features supported by the upstream Linux kernel. The latest patch series being revived now is for Intel Key Locker support...

Proton 6.3-8 Released With More Windows Games Playable, Support For Some BattlEye Games

25 novembre 2021 à 01:25
It's been almost two months since Proton 6.3-7 released and two weeks since 6.3-8 RC while this evening that Proton 6.3-8 stable release is out for empowering Valve's Steam Play in running Windows games on Linux...

NVIDIA's Open-Source Image Scaling SDK 1.0 Released

25 novembre 2021 à 06:00
Last week NVIDIA announced the Image Scaling SDK as an open-source, cross-platform GPU image upscaling implementation that with their own hardware makes use of DLSS. Following the brief exposure over the past week, NVIDIA Image Scaling SDK 1.0 has been formally christened...

The Phoronix Premium Thanksgiving / Black Friday 2021 Special

25 novembre 2021 à 09:00
For those in the US, Happy Thanksgiving. As usual tradition for marking the US Thanksgiving and "Black Friday" / "Cyber Monday" start of the Christmas shopping season, I am once again running a Phoronix Premium special to help support site operations...

Mesa 21.2.6 Released As Likely The Last Of The Series

25 novembre 2021 à 11:15
With Mesa 21.3 having released last week and its first point release due next week, Mesa 21.2.6 has been published as likely the last update to that N-1 series for these open-source OpenGL/Vulkan drivers...

Wireshark 3.6 Released With Support For World of Warcraft "WOWW" Protocol, Many Others

25 novembre 2021 à 11:28
Wireshark as the very useful and powerful open-source packet analyzer for networking and other communication protocols is out with a shiny new release...

FUTEX2 futex_waitv Wired Up For Other Architectures With Linux 5.16-rc3

26 novembre 2021 à 01:19
FUTEX2 as in the new futex_waitv system call landed in Linux 5.16 back during the merge window for improving the efficiency of running Windows games on Linux for those that rely on Windows' WaitForMultipleObjects functionality with futex_waitv is now the ability to wait on multiple futexes. That new system call is now supported on more architectures with the next Linux 5.16 release candidate...

LLVM Prepares New ThreadSanitizer Runtime That Is Faster, Lower Memory Use

26 novembre 2021 à 11:40
LLVM developers have been working recently to land their new ThreadSanitizer run-time. The TSan as a reminder is the compiler instrumentation with associated run-time library for being able to detect data races...

Several Older NVIDIA Tegra Powered Tablets To Be Supported By Linux 5.17

26 novembre 2021 à 11:57
For those that happen to have older ASUS Transformer tablets powered by a NVIDIA Tegra SoC, the Linux 5.17 kernel cycle early next year is enabling a number of them to work off the mainline kernel...

Minecraft Now 30% Faster With Open-Source AMD Radeon Driver On Linux

26 novembre 2021 à 13:06
Those using the open-source AMD Radeon OpenGL driver "RadeonSI" on Linux the performance within the popular Minecraft game is about to be a lot better...

Getting Experimental Vulkan Within QEMU VMs Using Linux 5.16+ Paired With Mesa's Venus

26 novembre 2021 à 17:28
When running on the very latest Linux 5.16 Git kernel paired with recent Mesa and various experimental components to the virtualization stack, it is possible getting at least basic Vulkan acceleration working within QEMU guest virtual machines that in turn is accelerated by the host...