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Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu 16.04 NVIDIA OpenGL Performance

Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu 16.04 NVIDIA OpenGL Performance With having a clean Windows 10 installation around for the benchmarking of Ubuntu Bash on Windows 10 and Windows vs. Linux Vulkan benchmarking, I also took the opportunity to run a number of OpenGL benchmarks on both Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 Linux with the same hardware …

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NVIDIA HBAO+ source code, now on GitHUb

NVIDIA HBAO+ source code, now on GitHUb By Brian Burke of NVIDIA In 2015 we started releasing source code for GameWorks libraries on GitHUB. We continued that at GDC 2016. As promised at GDC, we recently made source code for HairWorks was made available on GitHUB.    Today you can grab source code for HBAO+ on GitHUB. …

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CompuLab Airtop Continues Hitting Expectations As A High-Performance, Fanless PC

CompuLab Airtop Continues Hitting Expectations As A High-Performance, Fanless PC At the end of February I posted my initial hands-on with the passively-cooled Airtop PC that’s been exciting many readers over its unique design and being Linux-friendly. As I hadn’t written anymore about it in the past few weeks, some Phoronix readers had emailed me …

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For A Few Dollars More Than The Raspberry Pi 3 You Can Have A Much Faster Board

For A Few Dollars More Than The Raspberry Pi 3 You Can Have A Much Faster Board Yesterday’s Raspberry Pi 3 Benchmarks vs. Eight Other ARM Linux Boards was quite interesting while today I have a complementary data point: the Raspberry Pi 3 compared to the ODROID-C2. The ODROID-C2 costs just a few dollars more …

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Windows & HiDPI: Time For A Change

Windows & HiDPI: time for a change Windows has long since given users the option to adjust their scaling (ever since Windows XP, in fact), which allows you to – theoretically – enlarge all elements on your screen by 125%, 150%, 200% or even more. The concept here is simple, but effective: use an Ultra …

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How Ubuntu 16.04 Is Performing Compared To Five Other Linux Distributions

How Ubuntu 16.04 Is Performing Compared To Five Other Linux Distributions As it’s been a month since our last large Linux distribution comparison (a 10-way Linux distribution battle), here are some fresh benchmarks of six Linux distributions to see how their out-of-the-box performance compares. From a Core i7 Broadwell system, the updated versions of Clear …

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Western Digital Committed To Creating Significant Value Through SanDisk Acquisition

Western Digital Committed To Creating Significant Value Through SanDisk Acquisition Unis Union Terminates Investment Agreement After CFIUS Ruling Western Digital Will Pay $67.50 Per Share in Cash and 0.2387 Shares of Western Digital Common Stock Per Share of SanDisk Common Stock Acquisition of SanDisk Expected to Close in the Second Calendar Quarter of 2016 Western …

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LG Innotek Develops Ultra Slim Optical Bio Sensor Module

LG Innotek Develops Ultra Slim Optical Bio Sensor Module

LG Innotek Develops Ultra Slim Optical Bio Sensor Module Smaller, more efficient, and more accurate with the latest technology LG Innotek, a leading global components and materials manufacturer, announced the development of an ultra slim optical bio sensor module with the world class level of performance, The optical bio sensor module is mainly adopted wearable …

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NVIDIA GeForce GT 710: Trying NVIDIA’s Newest Sub-$50 GPU On Linux

NVIDIA GeForce GT 710: Trying NVIDIA’s Newest Sub-$50 GPU On Linux At the end of January NVIDIA rolled out the GeForce GT 710. This isn’t some shiny new low-end Maxwell card, but rather from the Kepler lineage and retails for under $50 USD as a discrete solution to compete with integrated Intel and AMD graphics. …

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Mobile Gaming vs Console Gaming: Which Has Progressed the Most?

Gaming is an activity that has greatly increased in popularity among people of both sexes and varying age ranges during the past couple of years. One of the big factors contributing to this situation is the rise in mobile gaming, because this has let people access a wide variety of games using mobile devices, from any location – allowing gaming to become part of everyday life.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider Game Performance Analysis

Rise of the Tomb Raider Game Performance Analysis We benchmark Rise of the Tomb Raider on 12 graphics cards, in four resolutions, including SLI and CrossFire. Also included are measurements of VRAM consumption, which is high, but seems extremely well optimized… at techPowerUp! Related Items: Rise of the Triad Game Review FSP Raider 550 PSU Review …

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1080p NVIDIA Linux Comparison From GeForce 8 To GeForce 900 Series

1080p NVIDIA Linux Comparison From GeForce 8 To GeForce 900 Series Earlier this week I carried out an OpenGL performance comparison of NVIDIA GPUs going back 10 years that included 27 different graphics cards from the GeForce 8 series through the latest-generation GeForce 900 Maxwell graphics cards. In this weekend article are some complementary tests …

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Cooler Master Case Mod World Series 2016 Announced

Cooler Master Case Mod World Series 2016 Announced

Cooler Master Case Mod World Series 2016 Announced ·         Case Mod World Series 2016 Aims to Connect Modders Everywhere ·         Win US$30,000 in cash and prizes ·         Sponsored by ASUS, Avexir, Dremel, NVIDIA, and OCZ Cooler Master, today announced the Case Mod World Series 2016, a competitive modding event designed to connect modders everywhere with US$30,000 …

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AMD’s Vulkan (Linux) Driver Will Only Work With The AMDGPU Kernel Driver

AMD’s Vulkan (Linux) Driver Will Only Work With The AMDGPU Kernel Driver I’ve just received confirmation from AMD that their forthcoming Vulkan driver will only work with the AMDGPU DRM kernel driver. This means that unless this AMDGPU kernel driver is extended to support pre-VI hardware, only the very latest AMD GPUs on Linux will …

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That Dragon, Cancer Game Launches; Razer to Donate Proceeds from the Game to Charity

That Dragon, Cancer Game Launches; Razer to Donate Proceeds from the Game to Charity Razer is donating all proceeds from the sales of That Dragon, Cancer on its Cortex platform to two cancer charities Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced that all Razer’s proceeds from the sale of …

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OSVR Closes 2015 with a Total of 300 Industry Partners, Now the Largest Open Source VR Ecosystem in the Industry

OSVR Closes 2015 with a Total of 300 Industry Partners, Now the Largest Open Source VR Ecosystem in the Industry Organizers of Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR), an open software and hardware platform for virtual reality, today announced the addition of 70 new partners to the OSVR network. The increase brings the total number of …

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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Is Continuing To Prep ZFS Support

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Is Continuing To Prep ZFS Support This year the open-source NVIDIA Linux driver (Nouveau) continued to evolve with improvements for re-clocking, the start of OpenGL 4 support, and other new functionality. Here’s a recap along with some performance benchmarks showing how the OpenGL performance evolved over the past 12 months… at Phoronix Related …

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New AMD GPU Performance To Be Boosted By Linux 4.5; How It Compares To The Binary Blob

New AMD GPU Performance To Be Boosted By Linux 4.5; How It Compares To The Binary Blob Last week I posted some AMD proprietary vs. open-source AMD Linux driver benchmarks using the very latest code. Left out of that earlier comparison was the R9 Fury series with Fiji GPU as well as newer graphics cards …

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How Intel Laptop Performance & Efficiency Evolved From Nehalem To Broadwell

How Intel Laptop Performance & Efficiency Evolved From Nehalem To Broadwell Last week I published a 7-way Linux laptop comparison with processors ranging from Sandy Bridge to Broadwell. Out of interest from readers in an even larger comparison, I’ve re-tested a Nehlaem-based “Clarksfield” laptop as well as a “Westmere” laptop to show how the raw …

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VR SLI: Accelerating OpenGL Virtual Reality with Multi-GPU Rendering

VR SLI: Accelerating OpenGL Virtual Reality with Multi-GPU Rendering

VR SLI: Accelerating OpenGL Virtual Reality with Multi-GPU Rendering by Ingo Esser of NVIDIA High-performance stereo head-mounted display (HMD) rendering is a fundamental component of the virtual reality ecosystem. HMD rendering requires substantial graphics horsepower to deliver high-quality, high-resolution stereo rendering with a high frame rate. Today, NVIDIA is releasing VR SLI for OpenGL via a …

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Building An Intel Xeon E3 v5 “Skylake” Linux System

Building An Intel Xeon E3 v5 “Skylake” Linux System Now that Xeon Skylake processors are becoming easier to find at major Internet retailers along with supported motherboards, here are the parts I used for assembling an Intel Xeon E3 1245 v5 Skylake system if you are interested in doing a similar Linux workstation build. While …

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League of Legends PC Game Now Supported by Razer Arena

League of Legends PC Game Now Supported by Razer Arena Razer celebrates tournament organization tool support for League of Legends with a $50,000 prize pool for amateurs Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers and a pioneering supporter of eSports, today announced that Razer Arena now supports League of Legends, the most …

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Benchmarks Of The $5 Raspberry Pi Zero

Benchmarks Of The $5 Raspberry Pi Zero For those curious about the performance of the $5 Raspberry Pi Zero, here are some benchmarks I’ve just finished up for this low-end, low-power ARM development board compared to other ARM, MIPS, and x86 hardware… at Phoronix Related Items: SteamOS vs. Ubuntu 13.10 Linux Benchmarks Intel Broadwell Iris Pro …

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QNAP HD Station Updated with JRiver Media Center Support

QNAP HD Station Updated with JRiver Media Center Support

QNAP HD Station Updated with JRiver Media Center Support QNAP® Systems, Inc. has further improved its HybridDesk Station (HD Station) 3.0 app by integrating the renowned JRiver Media Center, providing users with better audio experience and greater choice to complete their home theater environment. With the exclusive QvPC Technology, QNAP NAS can be used as a PC …

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Study By Western Digital Finds Daily Sacrifice Of “Priceless” Selfies Is A #firstworldproblem

Study By Western Digital Finds Daily Sacrifice Of “Priceless” Selfies Is A #firstworldproblem A recent consumer study commissioned by Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) and conducted by research firm Vanson Bourne found that having to choose which photo or video to delete to free up storage space, and then regretting doing so, is a bona …

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