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AMD Threadripper 7980X Kernel Benchmarks On Linux 6.5 / 6.6 / 6.7

Phoronix - Mon, 12/04/2023 - 21:23
A number of Phoronix readers have been inquiring whether using the newer Linux 6.6 stable kernel or Linux 6.7 development kernel deliver any additional gains when running on the new AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7000 series hardware. Here are some benchmarks looking at that while using a Threadripper 7980X workstation...

TuxClocker 1.4 Brings More CPU & GPU Features

Phoronix - Mon, 12/04/2023 - 19:39
TuxClocker continues on its quest as being one of the leading open-source GUI control panels for overclockers and enthusiasts on Linux. Out this morning is TuxClocker 1.4 that brings more features for making this Qt-based open-source app more useful for those overclocking or just wanting to keep a better eye on their hardware's performance and thermals/power from the Linux desktop...

FEX 2312 Brings More Optimizations For Running x86_64 Games/Apps On AArch64

Phoronix - Mon, 12/04/2023 - 19:28
The newest monthly release of FEX is now available for this open-source project that allows running x86_64 games and applications on 64-bit ARM (AArch64) Linux environments...

Fwupd 1.9.10 Adds LoongArch Support & Firmware Updating For A ~$1k USD Web Camera

Phoronix - Mon, 12/04/2023 - 18:48
Red Hat's Richard Hughes just released Fwupd 1.9.10 as the newest version of this open-source utility for facilitating device and system firmware/BIOS updates under Linux in conjunction with the Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) for the easy distribution of such firmware updates...