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XDC2020 X.Org/Wayland/Mesa Conference To Be Hosted In Gdansk, Poland

Phoronix - 4 hours 9 min ago
At the XDC2019 X.Org Developers Conference earlier this month in Montreal they named the location of XDC2020 in Europe...

Khronos Rolls Out OpenVX 1.3 While Updating OpenGL 4.6 + OpenGL ES 3.2

Phoronix - 10 hours 43 min ago
It's a busy day in the royalty-free API space...

GNU Project Developers Debate A Restructuring As A "Bottom Up" Organization

Phoronix - 13 hours 32 min ago
GNU developers unhappy with Richard Stallman sticking around as head of the GNU Project and not planning to make any "radical" changes are now expressing their desire for the GNU to be restructured as a "bottom-up" organization whereby those active developers and volunteers involved could potentially have more say...

Intel Core i7-1065G7 Ice Lake Linux Performance Benchmarks

Phoronix - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 23:30
Recently I picked up a Dell XPS 7390 Core i7 Ice Lake laptop for finally testing this Intel 10nm+ processor under Linux. I have delivered some results so far like the Windows vs. Linux OpenGL/Vulkan performance and the Spectre impact with Ice Lake while this article is the first of several really drilling down on the CPU performance. In this article are benchmarks showing how the Core i7-1065G7 compares in raw performance and performance-per-Watt to the earlier Core i7-8565U (Whiskey Lake) and Core i7-8550U (Kabylake-R) processors.

Updated AMD Zen CPU Microcode Lands In Linux-Firmware Tree

Phoronix - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 21:32
Updated AMD Family 17h (Zen / Zen 2) CPU microcode has quietly landed within the linux-firmware Git tree...

Firefox 70 Released With JavaScript Baseline Interpreter, Other Updates

Phoronix - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 19:37
Firefox 70.0 officially hit the web this morning as the newest version of Mozilla's web browser...