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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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NVIDIA JTX1 ARM Board Review

NVIDIA JTX1 ARM Board Review NVIDIA’s embargo has just expired on the Jetson TX1: a 64-bit ARM development board that’s worth getting excited about for Linux enthusiasts, those wishing to build their own ARM-powered devices, or just wanting a powerful ARM Linux desktop. The Jetson TX1 powered by the Tegra X1 is shaping up to be …

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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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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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D-Link DCS-2630L 180 Degree, HD WiFi 802.11ac Camera Review

D-Link DCS-2630L 180 Degree, HD WiFi 802.11ac Camera Review D-Link this morning announced the release of the full-HD DCS-2630L WiFi camera. This 802.11ac WiFi security/monitoring camera features a 180 degree field of view and full 1080p video support. D-Link sent out the camera to us last week as a review sample and I’ve been trying …

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StarTech 25U Open-Frame Server Rack Cabinet Review

StarTech 25U Open-Frame Server Rack Cabinet Review If you are looking for an open-frame, four-post rack cabinet that’s the perfect size for some home server/media equipment and doesn’t run floor-to-ceiling, the StarTech.com 25U 4POSTRACK25U is a great fit. After having had great success with my 48U StarTech.com racks, I turned to the 25U rack for …

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The Graphics Cards For Linux Gaming With The Best Value & Efficiency At Higher Resolutions

The Graphics Cards For Linux Gaming With The Best Value & Efficiency At Higher Resolutions Last week I published The Best, Most Efficient Graphics Cards For 1080p Linux Gamers while today are some complementary results with an assortment of NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon graphics cards while running all tests at 2560 x 1440 as …

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The Best, Most Efficient Graphics Cards For 1080p Linux Gamers

The Best, Most Efficient Graphics Cards For 1080p Linux Gamers Earlier this week I posted a graphics card comparison using the open-source drivers and looking at the best value and power efficiency. In today’s article is a larger range of AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards being tested under a variety of modern Linux …

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Intel Broadwell Iris Pro Graphics: Windows 10 vs. Linux

Intel Broadwell Iris Pro Graphics: Windows 10 vs. Linux Resulting from the What Windows 10 vs. Linux Benchmarks Would You Like To See and The Phoronix Test Suite Is Running On Windows 10, here are our first benchmarks comparing the performance of Microsoft’s newly released Windows 10 Pro x64 against Fedora 22 when looking at …

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AMD’s Latest Open-Source Driver On Linux Is Getting Competitive With Catalyst 15.7

AMD’s Latest Open-Source Driver On Linux Is Getting Competitive With Catalyst 15.7 With the big Catalyst 15.7 Linux driver update released last week and the continued evolution of the open-source AMD Linux driver in the Linux kernel and Mesa Gallium3D, here are fresh benchmarks of six different AMD Radeon graphics cards when being tested on …

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A Week With GNOME As My Linux Desktop: What They Get Right & Wrong

A Week With GNOME As My Linux Desktop: What They Get Right & Wrong When I sent the Fedora 22 KDE Review off to Michael I did it with a bit of a bad taste in my mouth. It wasn’t because I didn’t like KDE, or hadn’t been enjoying Fedora, far from it. In fact, …

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AMD A10-7870K Godavari: RadeonSI Gallium3D vs. Catalyst Linux Drivers

AMD A10-7870K Godavari: RadeonSI Gallium3D vs. Catalyst Linux Drivers Last week I started posting AMD A10-7870K Linux benchmarks for this “Godavari” APU that’s effectively a Kaveri Refresh and slightly faster for its four CPU cores and Radeon R7 Graphics over the former high-end Kaveri, the A10-7850K. In today’s articles are some benchmarks of the Radeon …

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Turning A Basement Into A Big Linux Server Room

Turning A Basement Into A Big Linux Server Room This week I posted about my new server room, where there’s Linux benchmarks constantly happening on the Linux kernel and other open-source code via the Phoronix Test Suite and Phoromatic. With many Phoronix readers having been interested in the basement makeover I did to turn a …

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A First Look At The Intel Broadwell NUC Kit

A First Look At The Intel Broadwell NUC Kit With wrapping up my Core i7 5600U Broadwell Linux tests using the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon in the next few days, fortunately the Intel BOXNUC5I3RYH just arrived as the first available NUC Kit shipping with a Broadwell processor. The NUC5i3RYH features a Broadwell Core i3 processor, HD …

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AMD Catalyst Linux OpenGL Driver Now Faster Than Windows Driver In Some Tests

AMD Catalyst Linux OpenGL Driver Now Faster Than Windows Driver In Some Tests Earlier this week I showed benchmarks of AMD’s incredible year for their open-source Linux driver and how the open-source Radeon Gallium3D driver moved closer to performance parity with Catalyst. One of the lingering questions though is how does the Catalyst 14.12 Omega …

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AMD Catalyst 14.12 Omega Driver Brings Mixed Results For Linux Users

AMD Catalyst 14.12 Omega Driver Brings Mixed Results For Linux Users There are some significant performance improvements to find with this week’s Linux version of the AMD Catalyst 14.12 “Omega” driver,  but there’s also some Linux OpenGL performance regressions to note too. Feedback from the Linux community as well to this new driver has been …

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ASUS MX279H 27-inch LED-Lit AH IPS Monitor Review

ASUS MX279H 27-inch LED-Lit AH IPS Monitor Review The ASUS MX279H monitor features a 27-inch AH IPS display with 178-degree viewing angles. The monitor features an 80000000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio, 5ms GTG response time, and 250 cd/m2 brightness. The specs are overall quite nice until considering it’s only a 1920 x 1080 resolution; for …

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