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Mesa 22.3.4 Brings Fix For RADV RT Build Performance To Match AMDVLK/AMDGPU-PRO

Phoronix - 8 hours 12 min ago
While Mesa 23.0 will hopefully be out next week, Mesa 22.3.4 was released today as the newest bi-weekly stable bug-fix release for the open-source Mesa 3D drivers...

Linux 6.3 EDAC Prepares For Intel Granite Rapids With Up To 12 DDR5 Memory Channels

Phoronix - 12 hours 21 min ago
Intel open-source engineers continue to be quite busy in bringing up the Linux support for Emerald Rapids as the successor to Sapphire Rapids and then as well for Granite Rapids as the Xeon Scalable processors following that. With the i10nm EDAC changes queued up ahead of Linux 6.3, there is support through Granite Rapids as well as confirming Granite Rapids supporting up to 12 channel DDR5 system memory...

Canonical Promotes Ubuntu Pro To General Availability

Phoronix - Thu, 01/26/2023 - 21:30
Canonical announced this morning that their Ubuntu Pro subscription service has been promoted from beta to general availability (GA)...

BSD-Powered helloSystem 0.8 Performance Against Linux On AMD Zen 4

Phoronix - Thu, 01/26/2023 - 21:00
With many Phoronix readers having been excited by the recent helloSystem v0.8 release as a FreeBSD-powered OS taking major design inspiration from Apple's macOS, I decided to run some benchmarks to see how this FreeBSD 13.1 based operating system was competing with a few different Linux distributions from an AMD Ryzen 9 7950X (Zen 4) desktop.

Vulkan 1.3.240 Brings New Extension To Help With DirectX Ray-Tracing Compatibility

Phoronix - Thu, 01/26/2023 - 19:41
Following the month-long Christmas break, the Vulkan API working group is back to carrying out weekly(-ish) updates to the Vulkan specification. Out this morning is Vulkan 1.3.240 that brings one new extension in addition to a number of clarifications and corrections to the document...