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NVMe ZNS Support Coming To Linux 5.9

Landing in the block subsystem's "-next" tree today is ZNS support for NVMe drives...

AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT vs. Intel Core i9 10900K Linux Gaming Performance

Following the 130+ benchmarks of the AMD Ryzen 3000XT series earlier in the week looking at the CPU/system performance on Ubuntu Linux, here is our first look at the Linux gaming performance with putting the Ryzen 9 3900XT up head-to-head against the Intel Core i9 10900K.

GCC 11 Compiler Lands Intel Sapphire Rapids + Alder Lake Support

Landing in the GNU Compiler Collection 11 (GCC 11) codebase this morning is the Sapphire Rapids and Alder Lake enablement...

Intel Media Driver Q2-2020 Ships With Better Tiger Lake Support

Intel has shipped its second quarter open-source Media Driver release that provides accelerated video encoding/decoding capabilities on Linux systems...

More Accurate Load Tracking Being Worked On For the ACPI CPPC CPUFreq Driver

The ACPI CPPC (Collaborative Processor Performance Control) Linux CPUFreq driver continues to be improved upon...

Wayland-Info Spun From Weston Code For Offering Wayland Helper Tool

Wayland's Weston compositor has provided a weston-info utility to display information on supported Wayland extensions and versioning along with other details of the Wayland compositor environment. That utility is now being spun out as wayland-info as a Wayland compositor-agnostic utility for displaying this information...

Corsair Commander Pro Driver On-Deck For Linux 5.9 Kernel

For those looking for an RGB lighting and fan speed controller system that works under Linux, the Corsair Commander PRO is slated to see support with the upcoming Linux 5.9 kernel cycle...

Intel Gen12/Xe Graphics Have AV1 Accelerated Decode - Linux Support Lands In The Driver

On top of Intel Gen12/Xe Graphics bringing other media engine improvements and much better 3D graphics support, another exciting element of the next-generation Intel graphics is now confirmed: GPU-accelerated AV1 video decoding!..

Linux Developers May Discuss Allowing Rust Code Within The Kernel

A Google engineer is looking to discuss at this year's Linux Plumbers Conference the possibility of allowing in-tree Rust language support...

Progress Being Made On OpenCL+OpenGL Over Direct3D 12

There is an update on the porting effort led by Collabora and Microsoft for layering OpenCL and OpenGL on top of Direct3D 12...

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