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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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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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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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