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Initial Fedora 32 vs. Fedora 33 Beta Benchmarks Point To Slightly Higher Performance

Phoronix - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 23:00
In addition to Fedora Workstation 33 switching to Btrfs, there are a number of key components updated in Fedora 33 as well as finally enabling link-time optimizations (LTO) for package builds that make this next Fedora Linux installment quite interesting from a performance perspective. Here are some initial benchmarks of Fedora Workstation 32 against the Fedora Workstation 33 Beta on an Intel Core i9 10900K system.

Fedora 33 Beta Released With Big Changes From LTO To Btrfs

Phoronix - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 21:40
The beta of Fedora 33 is available this morning ahead of the official release expected at the end of October for this Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution...

Intel's oneAPI Is Coming To AMD Radeon GPUs

Phoronix - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 21:00
While yesterday brought the release of Intel's oneAPI 1.0 specification, the interesting news today is that oneAPI support is coming to AMD Radeon graphics cards...

NetBSD Has Some Wayland Support But X11 Is Far More Mature

Phoronix - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 19:46
Following the news yesterday of NetBSD changing its default X11 window manager after two decades with TWM to now using CTWM by default, some wondered why they don't jump on the Wayland bandwagon...

MoltenVK 1.1 Update Brings Big Improvements For Vulkan On macOS

Phoronix - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 18:41
MoltenVK 1.1 is out as a big update for this graphics translation layer for getting the Vulkan API running on macOS and iOS devices by translating calls to Apple's Metal API...

Mesa 20.2 Released With RADV ACO By Default, Initial RDNA2 Graphics Support

Phoronix - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 18:25
Mesa 20.2 has managed to release just before the end of the the quarter. This Mesa Q3'2020 graphics driver update is coming out about one month behind schedule but the wait is worthwhile given many open-source OpenGL and Vulkan driver updates...