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AMD's Latest Open-Source Driver On Linux Is Getting Competitive With Catalyst 15.7

With the big Catalyst 15.7 Linux driver update released last week and the continued evolution of the open-source AMD Linux driver in the Linux kernel and Mesa Gallium3D, here are fresh benchmarks of six different AMD Radeon graphics cards when being tested on both the open and closed-source drivers to...

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AMD Will Be Working On Open-Source Fiji GPU Support In The AMDGPU Linux Driver

While the new AMDGPU kernel DRM driver is being added to the Linux 4.2 kernel as the next-gen driver for supporting Tonga, Carrizo, and all other new AMD graphics hardware, the 4.2 version will not support AMD's newly-announced Fiji GPUs...

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Imagination Appears To Be Working On An Open-Source PowerVR Driver

The latest talk is that Imagination Technologies may be developing an open-source Linux graphics driver for their PowerVR hardware...

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Intel Skylake Adds ASTC Texture Compression, Open-Source Support Coming

S3TC remains the most common form of texture compression relied upon by video game developers and others, but it remains a legal mess for open-source graphics drivers. ETC2 texture compression isn't faced by legal issues but was only mandated by OpenGL ES 3.0 / OpenGL 4.3, which makes it less...

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NVIDIA 352.09 Linux Driver Brings G-SYNC Improvements, Fixes

NVIDIA introduced yesterday their first beta driver in the new 352 Linux / Solaris / FreeBSD graphics driver series...

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