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Seagate FireCuda 520 PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSD Linux Performance

Phoronix - Tue, 07/07/2020 - 00:22
For those that have been considering the Seagate FireCuda 520 as a PCI Express 4.0 NVMe solid-state drive, here are some benchmarks under Ubuntu Linux with this ZP500GM3A002 drive.

LibreOffice 7.0 RC1 Is Out For Testing This Skia+Vulkan Open-Source Office Suite

Phoronix - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 21:47
With just about one month to go until the official release, the first release candidate is out today of the LibreOffice 7.0 open-source, cross-platform office suite software...

H.266/VVC Standard Finalized With ~50% Lower Size Compared To H.265

Phoronix - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 21:14
The Versatile Video Coding (VVC) standard is now firmed up as H.266 as the successor to H.265/HEVC...

LLVMpipe Now Exposes OpenGL 4.2 For GL On CPUs

Phoronix - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 18:47
It was just a few days ago that the LLVMpipe OpenGL software rasterizer within Mesa finally achieved OpenGL 4.0 support while today it has crossed both OpenGL 4.1 and 4.2 milestones...

GCC Compiler Support Posted For Intel AMX

Phoronix - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 18:40
Building upon Intel working on GNU toolchain support for AMX, the newly-detailed Advanced Matrix Extensions being introduced next year with "Sapphire Rapids" Xeon CPUs, the GCC compiler support has been sent out in patch form...