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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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SilverStone PS08 Micro-ATX Case Review

SilverStone PS08 Micro-ATX Case Review With being in the process of assembling a new automated test farm for Phoronix Test Suite / OpenBenchmarking.org / Phoromatic test purposes, when it came to finding new computer cases I ended up finding a decent choice with SilverStone. While SilverStone is known for their very expensive and high-end cases, …

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Intel Bay Trail NUC Linux Performance Preview

Intel Bay Trail NUC Linux Performance Preview Last week on Phoronix I shared my initial impressions of the Intel “Bay Trail” NUC Kit when running Ubuntu Linux. I’ve been impressed by the size, features, and price of this barebones Intel system sporting a low-power SoC with built-in HD Graphics capabilities that work well under Linux. …

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Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SATA 3.0 SSD Review

Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SATA 3.0 SSD Review For those in the market for a solid-state drive, the Kingston SSDNow V300 series offers a 120GB Serial ATA 3.0 SSD for less than $90 USD. How well does this SSD work on Linux? We have benchmarks at Phoronix done under Ubuntu and compared to a range …

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SteamOS vs. Ubuntu 13.10 Linux Benchmarks

SteamOS vs. Ubuntu 13.10 Linux Benchmarks Complementing the SteamOS vs. Windows 8.1 performance benchmarks published earlier in the week, here are more NVIDIA OpenGL Linux benchmarks when comparing Valve’s Debian-based SteamOS performance to Ubuntu 13.10. Source: Phoronix Related Items: Windows 8 Beats Ubuntu Linux For Intel “Haswell” OpenGL Performance FreeBSD Can Compete With Ubuntu Linux, …

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SilverStone Fortress FT04 ATX PC Case Review

SilverStone Fortress FT04 ATX PC Case Review When it comes to hardware reviews after reviewing CPUs, GPUs, and SSDs under Linux, one of my personal favorites is always looking at SilverStone’s latest and greatest computer cases. While their enclosures have nothing to do with the operating system, so many of their designs are incredible and …

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Ultra HD 4K Linux Graphics Card Testing

Ultra HD 4K Linux Graphics Card Testing If you’ve been eyeing a purchase of a 4K “Ultra HD” TV this holiday season and will be connecting it to a Linux system, here’s the information that you need to know for getting started and some performance benchmarks to set the expectations for what you can expect. …

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AMD APU On Linux: Gallium3D Can Be 80%+ As Fast As Catalyst

AMD APU On Linux: Gallium3D Can Be 80%+ As Fast As Catalyst After running earlier this week a 21-way graphics card comparison with Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA GPUs, there were requests by some Phoronix readers to see some new APU performance numbers. For ending out November, here’s new Catalyst vs. Gallium3D driver benchmarks on Ubuntu …

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Intel Linux Driver Almost Neck-And-Neck With Windows 8.1

Intel Linux Driver Almost Neck-And-Neck With Windows 8.1 Intel released a big Windows graphics driver update that for Haswell hardware now provides OpenGL 4.2 support — while the Intel Linux driver just hit the milestone of OpenGL 3.3 support. To see how the latest Windows and Linux Intel graphics drivers compare, I ran some new …

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN: Windows 8.1 vs. Ubuntu 13.10

NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN: Windows 8.1 vs. Ubuntu 13.10 Last week on Phoronix there was the first Linux review of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti that also included results from other GeForce GTX 700 GPUs — including the TITAN — and earlier Kepler and Fermi GPUs while on the AMD side was a range …

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AMD Radeon R9 290 Graphics Card on Linux Review

AMD Radeon R9 290 Graphics Card on Linux Review AMD unveiled the Radeon R9 290 graphics card at the beginning of November as one step down from the new flagship Radeon R9 290X graphics card. Numerous Windows reviews praised the graphics card for its great performance, but what wasn’t clear at the time was how …

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Intel Haswell Linux Performance For Valve’s Source Engine Games

Intel Haswell Linux Performance For Valve’s Source Engine Games Earlier this week I delivered some 13-way AMD open-source Linux GPU benchmarks when tested against Valve’s Source Engine powered Team Fortress 2 and Counter-Strike: Source games. Now up for testing from the Steam Linux client on Ubuntu is the Intel open-source Mesa graphics driver performance with …

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NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 Video Card On Linux Review

NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 Video Card On Linux Review If you are after a low-end graphics card for use on Linux, up for review today is the Zotac GeForce GT 610 Synergy 1GB graphics card that sells for less than $50 USD. The results in this Linux hardware review compare the GT 610 to a …

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Intel HD Sandy/Ivy Bridge Linux Graphics Performance On Ubuntu 13.10

Intel HD Sandy/Ivy Bridge Linux Graphics Performance On Ubuntu 13.10 With most of the exciting Intel Mesa open-source Linux graphics driver updates being now about Haswell or Bay Trail (Valley View), it’s been a while since last publishing any benchmarks of previous-generation Intel “Sandy Bridge” and “Ivy Bridge” graphics results with the latest open-source driver …

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Intel Iris Pro Linux Performance Doubles With Driver Upgrades

Intel Iris Pro Linux Performance Doubles With Driver Upgrades Last week I ran a System76 Galago UltraPro Preview with some benchmark results and a special article looking at the Intel Iris Pro 5200, the Haswell graphics cores with 128MB of dedicated video memory stacked onto the die itself. Those tests were done remotely but now …

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FreeBSD Can Compete With Ubuntu Linux, Windows 8

FreeBSD Can Compete With Ubuntu Linux, Windows 8 Yesterday I published results that show NVIDIA’s Linux driver is very competitive with Microsoft Windows 8 when it comes to OpenGL gaming performance. It turns out that the NVIDIA BSD driver, which is still mostly shared common code with Linux and Solaris and Windows, pairs very well …

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