Open-source News

One-Line Patch For Intel Meteor Lake Yields Up To 72% Better Performance, +7% Geo Mean

Phoronix - Mon, 06/10/2024 - 23:00
Covered last week on Phoronix was a new patch from Intel that with tuning to the P-State CPU frequency scaling driver was showing big wins for Intel Core Ultra "Meteor Lake" performance and power efficiency. I was curious with the Intel claims posted for a couple benchmarks and thus over the weekend set out to run many Intel Meteor Lake benchmarks on this one-line kernel patch... The results are great for boosting the Linux performance of Intel Core ultra laptops with as much as 72% better performance.

TUXEDO Developing A Snapdragon X Elite Linux Laptop

Phoronix - Mon, 06/10/2024 - 22:23
Bavarian Linux PC vendor TUXEDO Computers is working on bringing a Snapdragon X Elite powered laptop to market...

Firefox 127 With 32-bit x86 Linux Pretending To Be "x86_64" To Reduce Fingerprinting

Phoronix - Mon, 06/10/2024 - 22:14
Mozilla Firefox 127.0 binaries are available for download today ahead of tomorrow's official announcement. Firefox 127 brings a few nice changes for this month's feature update...

AMD Posts New Linux Patches For Per-Core CPU Energy Counters

Phoronix - Mon, 06/10/2024 - 18:48
After an attempt in early 2023 didn't pan out, today an AMD Linux engineer posted a new kernel patch series for enabling per-core RAPL energy counter support for AMD processors. With this patch series when using Linux's venerable perf utility it's now possible for reading the power use on a per CPU core basis using a new "power_per_core" PMU...

The Quest For Faster getrandom() Performance Continues Two Years Later

Phoronix - Mon, 06/10/2024 - 18:15
Going back just under two years was the propsal for adding getrandom() to the vDSO in the quest to achieve faster performance for obtaining random numbers in user-space. That effort while seemingly simple remains an ongoing and contentious matter...

A Lot More AMD RDNA4/GFX12 Graphics Driver Code Has Landed In Mesa 24.2

Phoronix - Mon, 06/10/2024 - 17:57
A lot of AMD GFX12 IP enablement landed in Mesa 24.2-devel over the past week for bringing up the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver and RADV Vulkan driver for the upcoming RDNA4 graphics...