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Setting Up A Better VR Space For SteamVR Linux Gaming

Setting Up A Better VR Space For SteamVR Linux Gaming When receiving the HTC Vive last month for testing the roll-out of Valve’s SteamVR beta for Linux, going into it I hadn’t realized how immersive the experience was at that point nor all the cables involved. I had setup the HTC Vive VR system in …

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AMD Ryzen 7 1800X Linux Benchmarks

AMD Ryzen 7 1800X Linux Benchmarks The day many of you have been waiting for is finally here: AMD Zen (Ryzen) processors are shipping! Thanks to AMD coming around at the last minute, I received a Ryzen 7 1800X yesterday evening and have been putting it through its paces. Here is my walkthrough of the …

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Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu Linux OpenGL Benchmarks With A Core i7 7700K

Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu Linux OpenGL Benchmarks With A Core i7 7700K This week I’ve published Windows 10 vs. Linux NVIDIA gaming benchmarks and a Radeon Software Windows 10 vs. RadeonSI/RADV Linux comparison with a variety of interesting games. For this third article on the topic of Windows 10 vs. Linux performance are a few …

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Radeon Windows 10 vs. Linux RadeonSI/RADV Gaming Performance

Radeon Windows 10 vs. Linux RadeonSI/RADV Gaming Performance On Monday I published a Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu Linux gaming performance comparison with NVIDIA GeForce graphics while today the tables have turned and is a Windows vs. Linux gaming benchmark battle with AMD Radeon graphics… at Phoronix Related Items: Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu Linux Gaming Performance With …

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Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu Linux Gaming Performance With NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060/1080

Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu Linux Gaming Performance With NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060/1080 It’s been a while since last testing Windows 10 vs. Linux on different, newer Linux game ports with a variety of GPUs, but that changed this week. As mentioned this weekend, I’ve been working on a large, fresh Windows vs. Linux gaming performance …

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Intel Celeron G3930 On Linux: A Dual-Core Kabylake CPU

Intel Celeron G3930 On Linux: A Dual-Core Kabylake CPU Earlier this week we posted Linux benchmarks of the Intel Pentium G4600 as a 3.6GHz processor for around $90 USD. It was an interesting processor for the value, but if your wallet is tighter, the Celeron G3930 is selling for about $40 as a dual-core sub-3GHz …

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Intel Pentium G4600 Kabylake CPU Review

Intel Pentium G4600 Kabylake CPU Review If you are looking to upgrade to a Kabylake processor but the Core i7 7700K at $350 and other higher-end models are too expensive, the Pentium G4600 is available at under $90 USD for a dual-core processor with Hyper Threading and clocks up to 3.6GHz… at Phoronix Related Items: NVIDIA …

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Intel Core i7 7700K Linux Benchmarks

Intel Core i7 7700K Linux Benchmarks If you have been curious how well Intel’s new Core i7 7700K “Kabylake” processor performs under Linux, I received his CPU a few days ago and have begun putting it through its paces. Here are my initial i7-7700K Linux benchmarks compared to various other Intel CPUs running Clear Linux… …

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Benchmarking Radeon Open Compute ROCm 1.4 OpenCL

Benchmarking Radeon Open Compute ROCm 1.4 OpenCL Last month with AMD/GPUOpen’s ROCm 1.4 release they delivered on OpenCL support, albeit for this initial release all of the code is not yet open-source. I tried out ROCm 1.4 with the currently supported GPUs to see how the OpenCL performance compares to just using the AMDGPU-PRO OpenCL …

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The Perf-Per-Watt Of NVIDIA Fermi To Pascal, AMD R700 To Polaris With Newest Linux Drivers

The Perf-Per-Watt Of NVIDIA Fermi To Pascal, AMD R700 To Polaris With Newest Linux Drivers Unless you want your graphics card to keep you warm this winter, here’s a big comparison of AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards under Linux looking at their performance-per-Watt using the latest OpenGL Linux drivers as of the end …

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WARHAMMER NVIDIA Linux Benchmarks Review

WARHAMMER NVIDIA Linux Benchmarks Review With Feral Interactive releasing Total War: WARHAMMER for Linux this morning, you are probably curious how well this Linux OpenGL game port will perform with your graphics card prior to spending $60 USD for the game. Up now are my NVIDIA GeForce benchmarks for Total War: WARHAMMER on Ubuntu Linux …

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Intel Kaby Lake Linux Testing With MSI’s Cubi 2 Mini PC

Intel Kaby Lake Linux Testing With MSI’s Cubi 2 Mini PC Kaby Lake mobile processors began shipping last month and while we’ve seen a number of laptop designs using these processors that succeed Skylake, so far the Intel NUCs haven’t surfaced nor many other SFF PCs making use of the next-generation hardware. That changed last …

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Nest Outdoor Security Camera Review

Nest Outdoor Security Camera Review While I’ve tested out various indoor WiFi-based security cameras over the past decade on Phoronix, outdoor WiFi cameras have been a different story. Either through my contacts from Phoronix or through my own personal searching, I’ve never found an outdoor WiFi security camera that I’ve liked either due to poor …

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MSI X99A Workstation Motherboard Runs Nicely On Linux

MSI X99A Workstation Motherboard Runs Nicely On Linux The past few weeks I’ve been testing out the MSI X99A Workstation motherboard courtesy of MSI Computer and it’s been working out very well across a spectrum of open-source Linux (as well as BSD) use-cases for those in need of a LGA-2011 v3 motherboard… at Phoronix Related Items: …

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AMD Radeon RX 480 Graphics Card On Linux Review

AMD Radeon RX 480 Graphics Card On Linux Review After weeks of anticipation, AMD’s high-end Radeon RX 480 “Polaris” graphics card is officially launching today! This graphics card starts at just $199 USD (or $239 USD for the 8GB version) and has day-one Linux support! There’s available open-source driver support as well as an AMDGPU-PRO …

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Intel Skylake Graphics: Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu 16.04 + Latest Open-Source Driver Code

Intel Skylake Graphics: Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu 16.04 + Latest Open-Source Driver Code YAs part of the celebrations with Phoronix turning 12 years old earlier this month I ran some fun tests looking at the Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu Linux gaming performance with the new NVIDIA Pascal GPUs and also a Windows 10 vs. RadeonSI …

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Performance & Perf-Per-Watt From NVIDIA’s GeForce 9800GTX To GTX 1080

Performance & Perf-Per-Watt From NVIDIA’s GeForce 9800GTX To GTX 1080 Now that my initial GeForce GTX 1080 Linux review is out the door, I spent this weekend working on a “fun” comparison out of curiosity to see how the raw OpenGL and OpenCL performance has improved over the generations going back to the once-powerful GeForce …

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OpenGL Performance & Perf-Per-Watt From The Radeon HD 3850 Through R9 Fury

OpenGL Performance & Perf-Per-Watt From The Radeon HD 3850 Through R9 Fury In part due to the Phoronix 12th birthday this week with running various historical performance comparisons and other interesting benchamrks and in part due to prepping for some long-term comparison data to the Radeon RX 480 launch later this month, for your viewing …

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Dota 2 Vulkan vs. OpenGL Performance Redux

Dota 2 Vulkan vs. OpenGL Performance Redux Earlier this week I published some Dota 2 Vulkan vs. OpenGL benchmarks with AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards under Linux. Since then I received some feedback from Valve with regards to Dota 2 on the Source 2 Engine testing along with a better demo to use …

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Radeon Linux 4.6 + Mesa 11.3 vs. NVIDIA Linux Performance & Perf-Per-Watt

Radeon Linux 4.6 + Mesa 11.3 vs. NVIDIA Linux Performance & Perf-Per-Watt Last week I published a 16-way NVIDIA GeForce performance comparison on Linux looking at the OpenGL performance evolution from the GeForce 9800GTX to the GeForce GTX 980 Ti / TITAN X, in getting ready to compare the long-term NVIDIA Linux performance to Pascal. …

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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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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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Airtop Passively-Cooled PC Review

Airtop Passively-Cooled PC Review Since the Airtop PC was announced back in January there has been a lot of interest in this passively-cooled, high-performance line of PCs by the folks at CompuLab. The Airtop isn’t some low-end, passively cooled PC but rather can be equipped with a Core i7 or Xeon CPU and a discrete …

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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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