NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 To RTX 2080 Ti Graphics/Compute Performance

Yesterday were the initial NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Linux benchmarks based upon my early testing of this high-end Turing graphics card paired with their new 410 Linux graphics driver. For your viewing pleasure today is a look at how the RTX 2080 Ti compares to the top-end cards going back to Kepler... Or, simply put, it's the GeForce GTX 680 vs. GTX 780 Ti vs. 980 Ti vs. 1080 Ti vs. 2080 Ti comparison with OpenGL and Vulkan graphics tests as well as some initial OpenCL / CUDA tests but more Turing GPU compute tests are currently being conducted. For making this historical comparison more interesting are also power consumption and performance-per-Watt metrics.

4 Hours Ago - Graphics Cards - 13 Comments
Purism Announces The "Librem Key"

Remember back in May when Purism partnered up with Nitrokey as they wanted to work on a USB-based PGP SmartCard? They have now announced the Librem Key as a result of that work.

9 Hours Ago - Hardware - Purism Librem Key - 10 Comments
Nouveau Developers Begin Reverse-Engineering NVIDIA Turing Driver Support

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics cards are only officially beginning to ship today, but at least one independent Nouveau developer already has his hands on the hardware and beginning to work on the clean-room, driver reverse-engineering process in order to eventually get open-source "Nouveau" driver support working.

12 Hours Ago - NVIDIA - Nouveau + Turing - 7 Comments

19 September

Vulkan 1.1.85 Released With Raytracing, Mesh Shaders & Other New NVIDIA Extensions

Leading up to the Turing launch we weren't sure if NVIDIA was going to deliver same-day Vulkan support for RTX/ray-tracing with the GeForce RTX graphics cards or if it was going to be left up to Direct3D 12 on Windows for a while... Fortunately, as already reported, their new driver has Vulkan RTX support. Additionally, the NVX_raytracing extension and other NVIDIA updates made it into today's Vulkan 1.1.85 release.

19 September 02:05 PM EDT - Vulkan - Vulkan 1.1.85 - Add A Comment
Opus 1.3 Codec Library Nears, New Tools Release

Back in June was the first release candidate of Opus 1.3 (libopus v1.3) with this open-source audio codec allowing to use SILK down to bitrates of about 5kb/s, wideband encoding down to 9kb/s, improved security, improved Ambisonics support, and much more. Libopus 1.3 RC2 is now available along with some tooling updates.

19 September 05:17 AM EDT - Multimedia - libopus 1.3 - 1 Comment

18 September

17 September

The D Language Front-End Is Trying Now To Get Into GCC 9

Going on for a while now have been D language front-end patches for GCC to allow this programming language to be supported by the GNU Compiler Collection. It's been a long battle getting to this state but it looks like it soon might be mainlined.

17 September 08:49 PM EDT - GNU - D Language - 24 Comments
The Current Linux Performance With 16 ARM Boards

Last week I provided a fresh look at the latest Linux performance on 22 Intel/AMD systems while for kicking off the benchmarking this week is a look at the current Linux performance on sixteen different ARM single board computers / developer boards from low-end to high-end.

17 September 09:00 AM EDT - Computers - 34 Comments
LLVM 7.0 Is Ready For Release

The LLVM/Clang 7.0 release had been running a bit behind schedule and warranted a third release candidate, but this week LLVM 7.0.0 is now ready to ship.

17 September 07:51 AM EDT - LLVM - Clang 7.0 Too... - 4 Comments
Valve Prepares Open-Source Moondust Repository

Back in June, Valve announced "Moondust" as a new VR technical demo to showcase their hardware efforts (primarily with the Knuckles EV2 VR controllers) and consists of some mini games. It looks like this tech demo might be soon open-sourced.

17 September 07:11 AM EDT - Valve - Valve Moondust - 7 Comments

16 September

Wine-Staging 3.16 Released With ~880 Patches Still Atop Wine

Busy since Friday's release of Wine 3.16, the volunteers maintaining the Wine-Staging tree with the various experimental/testing patches atop upstream Wine are out with their adjoining update that continues with just under 900 patches being re-based.

16 September 06:26 AM EDT - WINE - Wine-Staging - 6 Comments

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