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RenderDoc 1.6 Released, NVIDIA + AMD + Intel All Primed For Vulkan 1.2

Phoronix - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 22:56
This morning's release of Vulkan 1.2 is off to a great start...

Vulkan 1.2 Arrives With An Eye On Greater Performance, Better Compatibility With Other 3D APIs On Top

Phoronix - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 22:00
Coming up next month already will mark four years since the release of Vulkan 1.0 but for today is an early surprise... Vulkan 1.2! The Khronos Group has prepared Vulkan 1.2 for release as the newest major update to this graphics and compute API. Several vendors also have Vulkan 1.2 support in tow.

There Is Finally Open-Source Accelerated NVIDIA Turing Graphics Support

Phoronix - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 19:27
Here is another big feature coming for Linux 5.6: the Nouveau driver will have initial accelerated support for NVIDIA "Turing" GPUs! This is coming at long-last with NVIDIA set to release publicly the Turing firmware images needed for hardware initialization...

Intel Lands A Final Batch Of Graphics Driver Updates Ahead Of Linux 5.6

Phoronix - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 19:16
Intel's open-source graphics driver crew has submitted a final batch of updates to DRM-Next ahead of the Linux 5.6 kernel merge window. The DRM-Next cut-off is this week ahead of the Linux 5.6 window opening up at the start of February...

A Slew Of ACO Optimizations For The Radeon Vulkan Driver Landed In Mesa 20.0

Phoronix - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 16:43
The Valve-backed ACO compiler back-end that is optionally used by the RADV Radeon Vulkan driver has continued growing in popularity with Linux gamers and also has continued maturing a lot for Mesa 20.0 that is due out later this quarter...

Organize and sync your calendar with khal and vdirsyncer - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 16:02

Last year, I brought you 19 days of new (to you) productivity tools for 2019. This year, I'm taking a different approach: building an environment that will allow you to be more productive in the new year, using tools you may or may not already be using.

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