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The Linux Kernel Begins Preparing Support For SD Express Cards

Phoronix - Sat, 07/25/2020 - 08:20
Announced earlier this year was the SD Express specification offering around 4x the speed of existing SD cards thanks to leveraging PCI Express 4.0 (or otherwise PCI Express 3.0 fallback) and the NVMe 1.4 protocol. The Linux kernel has begun preparing for SD Express compatibility...

Nouveau Changes For Linux 5.9 Bring Fixes, Prep For Future Improvements

Phoronix - Sat, 07/25/2020 - 03:51
With basically at the cut-off for new feature material wanting to get into DRM-Next for Linux 5.9, Nouveau DRM maintainer Ben Skeggs of Red Hat today sent in the primary feature pull...

Intel Core i5 10600K Comet Lake vs. Core i5 Skylake / Haswell / Sandy Bridge

Phoronix - Sat, 07/25/2020 - 02:15
As some additional Core i5 10600K Linux benchmarks for historical perspective, here is a look at how the Core i5 10600K looks in comparison to the Core i5 7600K Skylake, Core i5 4670 Haswell, and Core i5 2500K Sandy Bridge processors on Ubuntu Linux. There were 250 benchmarks ran on each of the CPUs under test.

Intel Graphics Compiler Merges New Vector Compute Backend

Phoronix - Fri, 07/24/2020 - 22:03
While Intel on the hardware manufacturing side continues facing stiff challenges, on the open-source software side the company continues making legendary progress. Out in today's Intel Graphics Compiler and in turn Intel Compute Runtime releases as part of their GPGPU toolchain is the recent open-sourcing and integration of their Vector Compute back-end...

Mir 2.0 Released In Dropping Legacy Bits, New Platform Improvements

Phoronix - Fri, 07/24/2020 - 21:29
Approaching two years already since the release of Mir 1.0 following its shift to Wayland support, Mir 2.0 is now available...

There's An Effort By A System76 Engineer To Bring Coreboot To Newer AMD Platforms

Phoronix - Fri, 07/24/2020 - 20:50
With System76 working towards offering more AMD Linux laptop options as well as continuing to expand their line-up of AMD desktop offerings, it appears their next hurdle is on bringing Coreboot to these current-generation AMD platforms...