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  • MSI DS502 USB Gaming Headset Works On Linux (Phoronix)
    When buying the MSI X299 SLI PLUS for our initial X299 + Intel Core X Series Linux benchmarking from NewEgg it came with the MSI DS502 Gaming Headset as a free gift. Curiosity got the best of me today, and it actually works just fine under Linux...
  • Benchmarking VirtIO Performance Within DigitalOcean's Cloud (Phoronix)
    How does toggling VirtIO affect the performance of virtual machines / droplets within DigitalOcean's public cloud? Here's some benchmarks...
  • The Massive Linux Benchmarking Setup Is Chugging Along (Phoronix)
    It's going on one month now that our massive new server/benchmarking Linux and open-source benchmarking farm has been operational. So far things are going great and continuing to churn out a lot of performance data for the very latest Git code of the Linux kernel, Mesa, LLVM/Clang, and other projects on a daily basis...
  • Catalyst 15.9 Is Imminent With Many Steam Linux Game Fixes (Phoronix)
    A long overdue Catalyst Linux update should be out soon, in fact, potentially before the day is through...
  • The Kubuntu Focus KDE Linux Laptop Arrives (Phoronix)
    Soft-announced earlier this week was the Kubuntu Focus as a high-end Linux laptop pre-loaded with the KDE flavor of Ubuntu. The Kubuntu Focus produced in cooperation with Mindshare Management, Kubuntu itself, and German manufacturer Tuxedo Computers will officially launch in January and begin shipping shortly thereafter while a review sample arrived in our lab today...
  • Mesa 12.0.4 Being Prepped For Ubuntu 16.10/16.04 (Phoronix)
    Ubuntu is preparing Mesa 12.0.4 for Ubuntu Xenial and Yakkety users. It's not as great as Mesa 13, but at least there are some important fixes back-ported...
  • EXT4 & Btrfs Regressions In Linux 2.6.36 (Phoronix)
    Recently when benchmarking the Btrfs and EXT4 file-systems we were left surprised that the performance of the next-generation Btrfs file-system had regressed against EXT4 to the point where the evolutionary file-system is measurably faster in a greater number of disk benchmarks. In fact, even with solid-state drives and Btrfs offering an SSD optimized mode, it still conceded to EXT4. It turns out that in the Linux 2.6.35 kernel, Btrfs regressed. This regression should have been fixed with the Linux 2.6.36 kernel, but recently when benchmarking EXT4/Btrfs against ZFS-FUSE on a 2.6.36 development snapshot we found its performance to still be poor for Btrfs compared to EXT4. To confirm where these two most prominent Linux file-systems are at right now, we have new EXT4 and Btrfs performance results from the Linux 2.6.34, 2.6.35, and 2.6.36-rc3 kernels.


  • AMDGPU VRAM Improvements Could Help DiRT Rally, Dying Light (Phoronix)
    A patch series posted on Friday could help games suffering from visible video memory pressure when using the AMDGPU DRM driver...
  • F2FS For Linux 4.15 Brings Some Enhancements, Changes For Android (Phoronix)
    The F2FS file-system changes have been submitted for the Linux 4.15 kernel merge window...
  • Antergos: An Easy, Quick Way To Try Out Arch Linux (Phoronix)
    I decided to give Antergos a whirl to see how this Arch Linux variant works. For those pressed for time or looking at an easy path for setting up an Arch Linux installation, Antergos seems to get the job done well.