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Vulkan 1.1.77 Released With Clarifications & Fixes

Mon, 2018-06-11 11:44
Kicking off a new week is the Vulkan 1.1.77 specification update...

VirGL Now Capable Of OpenGL 4.1 With Latest Mesa

Mon, 2018-06-11 11:36
The VirGL stack for offering OpenGL hardware acceleration to guest virtual machines with KVM is now capable of utilizing OpenGL 4.1...

Early PHP 7.3 Performance Benchmarks Are Looking Good

Sun, 2018-06-10 22:46
Released this week was the first alpha of PHP 7.3 and I decided to take it for a spin with some benchmarks. While not as dramatic as going from PHP5 to PHP 7.0, the performance of PHP7 continues getting better...

25-Way NVIDIA/AMD Linux Graphics Comparison For Vulkan-Powered Thrones Of Britannia

Sun, 2018-06-10 17:06
This week Mac/Linux game porting company released the Linux port of A Total War Saga: THRONES OF BRITANNIA, just two months after this game was released for Windows. With the Linux port of this strategy game the Vulkan API is being used for graphics rendering, which makes it interesting for benchmarking. Here is our extensive look at the performance of this major Linux game port when testing twenty-five different AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards to see how this game is performing on Ubuntu Linux.

AMDVLK Vulkan Driver Ships Latest Fixes, Optimizations

Sun, 2018-06-10 15:06
The AMD Radeon driver developers maintaining the open-source AMDVLK Vulkan Linux driver have pushed out their latest week's worth of changes...

PDF Importing Improvements Head Into LibreOffice

Sun, 2018-06-10 14:38
It's too late for the upcoming LibreOffice 6.1, but LibreOffice 6.2 will feature PDF importing improvements...

Linux 4.18 Gets AMD Patches For Speculative Store Bypass / Spectre V4

Sun, 2018-06-10 13:57
Linux 4.17 landed the initial Spectre V4 mitigation as "Speculative Store Bypass Disable" (SSBD) while primarily focused on Intel CPUs and for Linux 4.18 the SSBD code has been updated for AMD processors...

Linux 4.18 Landing Restartable Sequences System Call, Yields Performance Benefits

Sun, 2018-06-10 13:25
Adding to the list of new features for Linux 4.18 is the long-in-development work on the restartable sequences system call...

FreeBSD 11.2-RC2 Ships This Weekend With Various Fixes

Sun, 2018-06-10 03:27
The second release candidate of FreeBSD 11.2 is now available for testing...