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Nouveau Fermi Acceleration Merged Into X Driver

The Nouveau (and PathScale) developers working on reverse-engineering the NVIDIA Linux binary driver in turn to write a free software driver with 2D/3D acceleration for all of NVIDIA's graphics processors, have another accomplishment under their belt today. They've now merged the NVC0 (a.k.a. "Fermi") acceleration support into the xf86-video-nouveau DDX...

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Mesa 7.10, Mesa 7.9.1 Released To The Wild

Mesa 7.10 has been released!..

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CES: Sandy Bridge Takes Control at Intel

At the Intel booth at CES 2011 in Las Vegas, Sandy Bridge is everywhere. The company's second-generation Core processors feature improved energy efficiency and 3D and graphics performance.

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Performance Work Coming Up For Mesa 7.11

While Mesa 7.10 was just released, there's already been some work beginning to land in the mainline Mesa code-base for the ATI Radeon Gallium3D drivers to improve the performance...

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Can DragonFly's HAMMER Compete With Btrfs, ZFS?

The most common Linux file-systems we talk about at Phoronix are of course Btrfs and EXT4 while the ZFS file-system, which is available on Linux as a FUSE (user-space) module or via a recent kernel module port, gets mentioned a fair amount too. When it comes to the FreeBSD and...

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Broadcom Crystal HD Support For MPlayer, FFmpeg

While those using the NVIDIA binary display driver with any modern GeForce graphics processor have great accelerated video playback on the GPU right now via VDPAU, as a GPU-independent way to offload the video playback acceleration from the CPU there s Broadcom's Crystal HD adapter, which is backed by open-source...

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