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Dell announce new XPS 13 laptop models, will support moving from Windows to Ubuntu

By Liam Dawe,
Dell is a company we don't often cover here, however we're now on their press lists and they sent over something quite interesting today with their new XPS 13 laptop models which come with the latest 11th Gen Intel Core processors.

A new security flaw is revealed with 'BlindSide' on Linux affecting Intel and AMD

By Liam Dawe,
VUSec have published and shown an example of a newly discovered flaw present with both Intel and AMD processors when used with Linux.

Intel launches 11th Gen Intel Core 'Tiger Lake' processors with Xe graphics

By Liam Dawe,
Intel has now revealed properly and launched 'Tiger Lake', their 11th Gen Intel Core processors with 'Willow Cove' cores backed up by their new Xe graphics architecture.

Intel's dedicated gaming GPU releases in 2021, plus 10nm SuperFin is coming

By Liam Dawe,
During Intel Architecture Day 2020, they made a number of announcements. While a fair amount was marketing talk and plenty for servers, they did give a few details on their upcoming dedicated GPUs.

No 10nm-based Intel CPUs for desktop users until 2021, 7nm-based CPUs delayed

By Liam Dawe,
Seems Intel are not having the best of times with their CPU tech lately. Not only have they been through waves of security issues, they're continuing to struggle to move to smaller processing nodes.

Chip designer Jim Keller has resigned from Intel

By Liam Dawe,
Jim Keller, something of a legend when it comes to chip design has formally resigned from Intel over 'personal reasons'.

Mesa 20.1.0 drivers released

By Liam Dawe,
The latest in open source graphics drivers for Linux has released, with Mesa 20.1.0 now out with tons of changes and improvements everywhere.

Intel reveals brand new desktop processors along with their Core i9-10900K flagship

By Liam Dawe,
Intel have now fully revealed their latest processors today, with the Core i9-10900K now their flagship with a claim of it being "the world's fastest gaming processor".

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.
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