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Intel Nehalem vs. Ice Lake Benchmarks - Including Clock + Power + Thermal Metrics

Phoronix - Thu, 11/28/2019 - 04:47
As part of the exciting benchmark week and our ongoing tests of Intel Ice Lake on Linux, this next piece has been driven out of curiosity... While recently I posted new benchmark results of Intel Haswell to Ice Lake laptop performance, what about going further back like to the days of Nehalem? Here is that comparison of Core i7 Nehalem to Core i7 Ice Lake including power / performance-per-Watt data, thermal, and performance-per-MHz data too. Enjoy this fun comparison for how the Intel mobile performance on Ubuntu has evolved over the past decade.

Librem 5 "Birch" Linux Smartphones Begin Shipping To Consumers

Phoronix - Thu, 11/28/2019 - 04:25
While coming a few weeks later and two months after the original "shipping" of Librem 5 smartphones, the Librem 5 Birch batch has begun shipping to actual consumers who pre-ordered the privacy-minded Linux smartphone...

Flatpak 1.5.1 Prepares For Protected/Authenticated Downloads - Future App Purchasing

Phoronix - Wed, 11/27/2019 - 23:46
Flatpak 1.5.1 was released today as a new development release for this Linux application sandboxing technology. With Flatpak 1.5.1 it also begins laying the groundwork for a future payments system around Flathub as what's starting off for allowing donation-based software acquisition but could ultimately turn into a paid app store...

AMDVLK 2019.Q4.3 Released With New Extensions + Navi 14 Support

Phoronix - Wed, 11/27/2019 - 23:15
AMD's Vulkan driver team has today volleyed their third open-source "AMDVLK" code drop of the quarter. This AMDVLK 2019.Q4.3 driver comes with new extensions as well as Navi 14 enablement...

WireGuard Could Be Mainlined Before Christmas

Phoronix - Wed, 11/27/2019 - 22:01
It's been a wild past few weeks for WireGuard as the secure VPN tunnel destined for the mainline Linux kernel and also supported on all other major platforms. It turns out WireGuard could quite well end up in the Linux 5.5 kernel rather than having to wait until Linux 5.6...

300+ Benchmarks With AMD Threadripper 3960X vs. Intel Core i9 10980XE

Phoronix - Wed, 11/27/2019 - 20:33
Complementing our launch-day Intel Core i9 10980XE and AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X/3970X Linux benchmarks, here is much more data now that we've had the additional time for carrying out more tests... For your viewing pleasure this US holiday week are more than 330 benchmarks carried out on both the Core i9 10980XE and Threadripper 3960X in the same configuration while running Ubuntu Linux.