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Ray Tracing comes to the Vulkan API officially with new extensions - new NVIDIA Vulkan Beta out

By Liam Dawe,
The Khronos Group has today announced that the cross-platform Vulkan graphics API now has official Ray Tracing support with their new provisional extensions.

Say hello to your new best friend 'LVI' - another security flaw in CPUs for Intel

By Liam Dawe,
Security? What security? Say hello to 'LVI' (Load Value Injection), a new class of' transient-execution attacks' exploiting flaws in modern processors and it defeats all existing countermeasures.

Mesa drivers 20.0.0 released, NVIDIA also have a small Vulkan driver update out

By Liam Dawe,
Two bits of Linux driver news to share today, one quite big for AMD/Intel and the other on the smaller side for NVIDIA.

The sad case of Unreal Engine 1 on Mesa and Linux in 2020

By Hamish,
Community support for Unreal Tournament was able to breath some new life into the game, even with the limitations of the closed binary. By 2018 however the game was no longer launching for Mesa users. For an engine with such a pedigree on Linux this outcome is still disappointing.

Vulkan API specification 1.2 released, new NVIDIA Vulkan Beta driver up

By Liam Dawe,
Today, The Khronos Group has released the next big update the Vulkan graphics API specification with Vulkan 1.2 now available.

Intel's new discrete GPU will have a focus on Linux gaming

By Liam Dawe,
Not exactly surprising, Intel have stated that for their new discrete GPU that Linux gaming will have a focus for them.

One of the fine folks in the Intel Mesa driver team has written up a post on their work improving games in DXVK

By Liam Dawe,
Writing on their personal blog, Jason Ekstrand from the Intel Mesa team has written up some information on what they've been doing to improve the Intel drivers on Linux.

Intel has confirmed their plans for a discrete GPU to release in 2020

By Liam Dawe,
Intel has now officially confirmed that they will release a discrete GPU that will be available in 2020.

Intel launches their new CPUs with Radeon RX Vega M Graphics along with two new 'NUC' mini-pc models

By Liam Dawe,
Yesterday, Intel officially announced the release of their new CPUs that come with Radeon RX Vega M Graphics. On top of that, they've launched two new NUC models (their mini-PCs).

Intel hires former-AMD Radeon Chief, Raja Koduri, Intel planning high-end discrete graphics solutions

By Liam Dawe,
More interesting Intel news for you today! Not only are they teaming up with AMD for graphics tech in a new CPU, they've also hired the former-AMD Radeon Chief, Raja Koduri. They've also said they're expanding into the high-end discrete graphics solutions market.

Intel announce a new CPU with AMD graphics and HBM2 memory

By Liam Dawe,
This is rather fun news, Intel have announced a new CPU that will utilize AMD graphics with HBM2 memory.

Mesa 13.0.3 released with numerous bugfixes

By Samsai,
The open source OpenGL implementation Mesa has a new release 13.0.3 which, as the minor version bump indicates, brings a number of bug fixes to RadeonSI and Intel.

Intel & Nvidia Fermi Mesa OpenGL driver has now finished up OpenGL 4.3 support

By Liam Dawe,
Oh wow, didn't expect this so soon. The Mesa driver for Intel graphics and Nvidia Fermi (GeForce 400, GeForce 500) on Linux have now reached OpenGL 4.3 compliance with "ARB_robust_buffer_access_behavior" now being done.

Intel's Mesa OpenGL driver has now finished up OpenGL 4.2 support

By Liam Dawe,
Not long after gaining OpenGL 4.0 support, Intel's Mesa driver is now able to support OpenGL 4.2 and it's not far off 4.3.

Intel showed off Vulkan at GDC including the open source driver, here's the video

By Liam Dawe,
Not a long one, but still really nice to see. Intel were at GDC showing off Vulkan running on their hardware.
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