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Intel XeSS SDK 1.1 Released

8 hours 59 min ago
The Intel XeSS SDK 1.0 release happened last September while now has been succeeded by XeSS SDK 1.1. Though like the prior release, the XeSS SDK isn't fully open-source with just the bits around game integration being public...

AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution 3 "FSR 3" Will Be Open-Source

Fri, 03/24/2023 - 22:48
AMD has been teasing FidelityFX Super Resolution 3 (FSR3) as the latest version of their game upscaling tech that will be released later in the year. AMD began showing off FSR 3 to game developers this week at GDC while also re-affirming their open-source commitment...

Wine's VKD3D 1.7 Implements More Direct3D 12 Functionality Atop Vulkan

Fri, 03/24/2023 - 22:15
Not to be confused with Valve's downstream, VKD3D-Proton, that is used by Steam Play but Wine's VKD3D codebase itself is out today with a new version of this Direct3D 12 on Vulkan implementation...

Intel Arc Graphics Show Good Potential For Linux Workstation OpenGL Performance

Fri, 03/24/2023 - 20:44
Recently I provided a fresh look at the Intel Arc Graphics Linux gaming performance with the newest open-source drivers. While it was a letdown with some of the newer Steam Play games still not working due to current limitations of the Intel "ANV" open-source Vulkan driver and some Vulkan performance issues in other titles, one area that stood out was the very good Linux OpenGL performance. That made me curious to look at the workstation OpenGL performance for Intel Arc Graphics, which is the focus of today's testing.

Intel Prepares More Meteor Lake Graphics Code For Linux 6.4

Fri, 03/24/2023 - 18:37
Intel's open-source engineers continue to be quite busy working on their Meteor Lake enablement ahead of those initial mobile processors shipping later this year...

AMDGPU Linux Driver Gets Ready For eDP 1.5 Panels With 6.75 Gbps/Lane

Fri, 03/24/2023 - 18:26
Sent out today were the latest AMDGPU Display Core "DC" patches having the latest work done by AMD internally on this display/monitor portion of their driver code. Notable with this round of 19 patches is preparation work for upcoming eDP 1.5 laptop displays...

OpenSUSE Tumbleweed Begins Rolling Out GCC 13

Fri, 03/24/2023 - 12:00
While GCC 13 is working its way toward its official GCC 13.1 stable release in the next few weeks, with this week's openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling-release updates it has already begun switching over to this major annual compiler update...

AMD's HIPRT Working Its Way To Blender With ~25% Faster Rendering

Fri, 03/24/2023 - 03:30
While not part of the upcoming Blender 3.5 release, AMD engineers are working to land their HIP ray-tracing (HIPRT) support within the Blender open-source 3D modeling software that will offer nice rendering speed-ups for AMD RDNA2/RDNA3 GPUs...

Orange Pi 5 Is A Great & Very Fast Alternative To The Raspberry Pi 4

Fri, 03/24/2023 - 01:00
With an 8-core Rockchip RK3588S SoC, the Orange Pi 5 is leaps and bounds faster than the aging Raspberry Pi 4. With up to 32GB of RAM, the Orange Pi 5 is also capable of serving for a more diverse user-base and even has enough potential for assembling a budget Arm Linux developer desktop. I've been testing out the Orange Pi 5 the past few weeks and it's quite fast and nice for its low price point.

Framework Laptop Launches AMD Ryzen Upgradeable Laptop, Intel Raptor Lake Models Too

Fri, 03/24/2023 - 01:00
The Framework Laptop as a modular and upgradeable laptop has garnered much interest from the open-source community and PC enthusiasts the past few years. Until today though the upgradeable laptops have just been Intel Core powered while today the company had some big announcements...

Ubuntu 20.04.6 LTS Released With Restored UEFI Secure Boot Support

Thu, 03/23/2023 - 22:39
Ubuntu 20.04.6 LTS is available today as the newest point release for those continuing to employ this older long-term support releases...

NVIDIA 530.41.03 Linux Driver Released With IBT Kernel Support, Vulkan Video

Thu, 03/23/2023 - 22:10
One month ago NVIDIA released the 530 series Linux driver beta while today it's been promoted to stable with the NVIDIA 530.41.03 driver release...

Mesa 23.1 RADV Gets Vulkan Mesh/Task Shaders Working For AMD RDNA3 GPUs

Thu, 03/23/2023 - 20:56
Thanks to the work of Timur Kristóf on Valve's Linux graphics driver team, the RADV driver in Mesa 23.1 this morning received support for Vulkan mesh and task shaders for Radeon RX 7000 series "RDNA3" graphics processors...

Intel LAM Will Try Again For Linux 6.4

Thu, 03/23/2023 - 20:28
Intel's Linear Address Masking (LAM) functionality to make use of untranslated address bits of 64-bit linear addresses for arbitrary metadata is aiming to be mainlined with the upcoming Linux 6.4 cycle...

Proxmox VE 7.4 Released With Linux 5.15 LTS + Linux 6.2 Support, New Dark Theme

Thu, 03/23/2023 - 20:13
Out today is a new version of the Proxmox Virtual Environment as the hyper-converged infrastructure software with hosted hypervisor...

Zhaoxin Beginning Work Bringing Up "Yongfeng" CPU Support For The Linux Kernel

Thu, 03/23/2023 - 18:30
Chinese fabless semiconductor company Zhaoxin, which was started ten years ago as a joint venture between VIA and the Shanghai Municipal Government to create domestic x86 CPUs, is now in the process of working on supporting their newest Yongfeng processors with the Linux kernel...

MoltenVK 1.2.3 Released For Continuing To Enhance Vulkan Atop iOS/macOS

Thu, 03/23/2023 - 18:13
A new version of MoltenVK has been released, the open-source library that maps the Vulkan API atop Apple's Metal API for making use of this industry standard graphics/compute API on modern iOS and macOS devices...

X.Org Needs More People To Run For The Board

Thu, 03/23/2023 - 17:59
The X.Org Board of Directors has delayed their election process by two weeks in hopes of having more candidates nominated to run for the board as currently they do not have enough candidates to start an election...

Google Chrome/Chromium Lands Wayland Fractional Scaling Support

Thu, 03/23/2023 - 06:12
On top of today seeing the KDE XWaylandVideoBridge announcement, the debut of GNOME 44 with its many Wayland improvements, and XWayland 23.1 being released with multiple new features/improvements, there is more good news for Wayland fans. Google has merged to the Chrome/Chromium Ozone code support for Wayland fractional scaling via the fractional-scale-v1 protocol...

Valve Officially Announces Counter-Strike 2

Thu, 03/23/2023 - 00:50
Following recent rumors and leaks, Valve today officially announced Counter-Strike 2 that they announce as the largest technical leap in Counter-Strike's history...