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GNOME's Mutter 40 Alpha Released With Big Improvements

Phoronix - Thu, 12/03/2020 - 07:08
In working towards the March release of GNOME 40, the Mutter compositor / window manager is out today with its 40 Alpha release...

The Spectre Mitigation Performance Impact On AMD Ryzen 5000 "Zen 3" Processors

Phoronix - Thu, 12/03/2020 - 04:29
For those wondering what the current cost is to the default Spectre mitigation protections on the new AMD Ryzen 5000 series "Zen 3" processors, here are a set of performance tests looking at that overhead with the still relevant mitigations applied by default and then if forcing them off. The Zen 3 mitigation overhead was compared then to similar AMD Zen 2 and Zen+ processors.

#BPF - Linux Journal

Google News - Thu, 12/03/2020 - 03:22
#BPF  Linux Journal

Kevin Dankwardt - Linux Journal

Google News - Thu, 12/03/2020 - 03:22
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Syscall User Dispatch Appears Destined For Linux 5.11 To Help Windows Games On Linux

Phoronix - Thu, 12/03/2020 - 01:00
The Syscall User Dispatch support looks like it should be mainlined for the Linux 5.11 kernel. This functionality is important for modern Windows games running on Linux under Wine / Proton...

DXVK 1.7.3 Released With Fixes, Support For New DXGI Interfaces

Phoronix - Thu, 12/03/2020 - 00:08
DXVK 1.7.3 is out as the latest stable update to this project implementing the Direct3D APIs atop Vulkan for accelerating the Linux gaming experience...

Intel Begins Upstreaming Work For Their Vision Processing Unit On Linux

Phoronix - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 22:13
While Intel engineers over the course of the year began upstreaming various elements of the Keem Bay SoC support, the actual Vision Processing Unit (VPU) enabling hasn't been sent out for review until now. Intel has sent out their initial patches for bringing up the Vision Processing Unit on the open-source Linux kernel...