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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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Seagate and Newisys Demonstrate Flash Storage Architecture Capable of 1TB/s

Seagate and Newisys Demonstrate Flash Storage Architecture Capable of 1TB/s Aimed at HPC Applications, Each Newisys Storage Server Features Seagate SSDs Capable of 49GB/s, Scaling to 1TB/s in a Full Rack When speed matters in high-performance computing (HPC) storage, Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX) and Newisys have the industry’s fastest flash storage design. The two …

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ASUSTOR Announces Compatibility with DIGITUS IP Cameras

ASUSTOR Announces Compatibility with DIGITUS IP Cameras

ASUSTOR Announces Compatibility with DIGITUS IP Cameras ASUSTOR announces that its NAS products are now compatible with all IP camera products from DIGITUS, providing an easy-to-use, high quality surveillance storage solution ideal for all environments. ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced that all of its products are now compatible …

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Thecus N4310: A 4-Disk Linux NAS

Thecus N4310: A 4-Disk Linux NAS The Thecus N4310 is a small business oriented Linux NAS (Network Attached Storage) device that makes it easy to setup an EXT4-based RAID storage environment with encryption support. The Thecus web-based software makes it easy to take full advantage of the NAS with features such as BitTorrent support, media …

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WDLabs Announces Software Platform to Accelerate VIDITY Deployment of Next Generation Video Experience

WDLabs Announces Software Platform to Accelerate VIDITY Deployment of Next Generation Video Experience Comprehensive Platform Solution Enables CE Device Brands to Quickly and Easily Support VIDITY 2.0 Specification to Allow Consumer Access to 4K Ultra HD HDR Content WDLabs™, a business growth incubator of storage solutions leader Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ:WDC), and world leader in …

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AMD Tonga & Fiji Open-Source Performance Boosted By PowerPlay Patches

AMD Tonga & Fiji Open-Source Performance Boosted By PowerPlay Patches Yesterday AMD finally posted power management support for the AMDGPU DRM kernel driver when it comes to supported discrete graphics cards like Tonga and Fiji. I’ve been testing these PowerPlay Linux patches since yesterday to great success. In this article are results from a Radeon …

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Get Ready: Unreal Engine 4 to Incorporate NVIDIA GameWorks VR

Get Ready: Unreal Engine 4 to Incorporate NVIDIA GameWorks VR By Jason Paul of NVIDIA Gaming. Design. Entertainment. News. Real estate. Art. Virtual reality can touch our lives in many ways. It’s an opportunity that goes well beyond gaming and professional visualization. That’s why at the VRX 2015 conference in San Francisco today we announced that …

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Intel Broadwell/Skylake Graphics Performance For Steam Linux Gaming

Intel Broadwell/Skylake Graphics Performance For Steam Linux Gaming Complementing yesterday’s Are The Open-Source Graphics Drivers Good Enough For Steam Linux Gaming? article is a look at the Steam Linux gaming performance for three different Intel Linux systems running Ubuntu 15.10 and firing up the latest Steam client. This is the last of the planned series …

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Razer Chroma Workshop Lights Up Your Game

Razer Chroma Workshop Lights Up Your Game Workshop allows easy access to lighting options; over 15 games & apps now integrating in-game Chroma lighting Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced Razer Chroma Workshop, a dedicated microsite where all Razer Chroma-enabled game titles, apps and community-created Chroma lighting profiles …

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Uraniom – Transforming 3D Scans of Yourself into Video Game Characters

Uraniom - Transforming 3D Scans of Yourself into Video Game Characters

Uraniom – Transforming 3D Scans of Yourself into Video Game Characters 3D graphics startup Uraniom has unveiled their new platform that turns raw 3D scans into playable video game avatars, giving life to the longstanding dream of millions of gamers. Creating a 3D scan was once a complex and expensive operation. Today, the technology is …

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4K AMD/NVIDIA High-End GPU Comparison On SteamOS

4K AMD/NVIDIA High-End GPU Comparison On SteamOS Continuing on from Friday’s article that was a 22-way comparison of AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards on SteamOS for Steam Linux gaming, which tested the hardware at the common TV resolution of 1080p, here are results for the higher-end Radeon and GeForce graphics cards at 4K… at Phoronix Related …

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Western Digital Acquisition Of SanDisk Announced

Western Digital Acquisition Of SanDisk Announced New platform creates greater scale and ability to deliver extensive portfolio of innovative products and technology Western Digital® Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC) and SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Western Digital will acquire all of the outstanding shares of SanDisk …

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Thecus System Failover Feature Added to Firmware Update for ThecusOS 5.0

Thecus System Failover Feature Added to Firmware Update for ThecusOS 5.0 Thecus’ System Failover feature provides full system redundancy for mission-critical systems that rely on constant accessibility With its most recent firmware (2.05.12) update, Thecus has added its System Failover feature to ThecusOS 5.0. By utilizing System Failover, users will be able to create data, network, …

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