Open-source News

DXVK Lead Developer Philip Rebohle Has Begun Contributing More To Wine's VKD3D

Phoronix - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 06:39
With DXVK in remarkably good standing for translating Direct3D 10/11 to Vulkan for use by Steam Play (Proton) and Wine, Philip Rebohle who started that project is now contributing more to Wine's VKD3D initiative for mapping Direct3D 12 on Vulkan...

GNU Toolchain Moves Ahead In Obsoleting Solaris 10 Support

Phoronix - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 04:43
Beyond GCC 9 having deprecated Solaris 10 support and that code now removed ahead of the GCC 10 release in a few months, the GNU Debugger (GDB) is also moving forward with its plan to obsolete Solaris 10...

FreeBSD 12.1 Released With LLD Linker On i386 By Default, Now Shipping Libomp

Phoronix - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 03:18
FreeBSD 12.1 has released on-time as the first incremental update to last year's FreeBSD 12...

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER Linux Gaming Performance

Phoronix - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 00:42
Last week NVIDIA announced the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER as their newest Turing "SUPER" graphics card coming in at $229+ USD and delivering around 1.5x faster performance than the GeForce GTX 1060. For those wondering about the Linux gaming performance potential for this graphics card, here are our initial tests of this new graphics card using the EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER.

Hypervisor comeback, Linus says no and reads email, and more industry trends - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 23:50

As part of my role as a senior product marketing manager at an enterprise software company with an open source development model, I publish a regular update about open source community, market, and industry trends for product marketers, managers, and other influencers. Here are five of my and their favorite articles from that update.

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NVIDIA 440.31 Linux Driver Adds HDMI 2.1 VRR Support, VP9 Decode, DXVK Fixes

Phoronix - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 23:07
NVIDIA has rolled out the 440.31 Linux driver today as their first stable update in this new driver branch...

Running Ice Lake Out In The Cold - Intel Core i7-1065G7

Phoronix - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 20:29
For looking at any difference in thermal throttling and peak frequencies, I ran the Dell XPS with Intel Core i7-1065G7 "Ice Lake" processor out in a cold garage overnight compared to normal operating temperatures inside across dozens of benchmarks...

Intel Updates Speed Select Tool For Linux Ahead Of 5.5 Kernel Cycle

Phoronix - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 20:07
With the Linux 5.3 kernel release this summer Intel enabled Speed Select Technology under Linux for this feature found on new Cascade Lake processors. The SST Linux tool has now seen some updated patches ahead of the forthcoming Linux 5.5 cycle...