"Earlier this week we published our annual look at AMD's
Catalyst driver releases from the past year. Not only did the Catalyst
Linux driver this year picked up a couple new features, its driver
performance had improved slightly over the past twelve months. In
building up some initial test data for OpenBenchmarking.org we decided
not only to do these tests on the latest consumer-grade graphics card
this year, but expand it to cover the workstation performance too and to
go back nearly two years in time. These results for an AMD FirePro V8700
graphics card with the monthly driver updates going back to Catalyst 9.2
are quite interesting. AMD announced twice this year optimizations to
their FirePro driver software, but in reality these "optimizations" were
largely unsustainable and not optimizations as much as they were
attempting to address driver regressions from the past."
FULL STORY @ PHORONIX (http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=15592)
“Today, I will be looking at a cooler from a company I previously haven’t experienced, the Titan Skalli. Titan Technology Ltd. has been around for over 20 years, founded in Taiwan in 1989 under the name “Sogic Computer Co”, but only recently have they entered the serious enthusiast market. The Skalli is a small-footprint dual heatpipe cooler with a non-standard 100mm fan. Will the Skalli keep my i7 870 nice and cool? Read on to see!
FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS (http://www.thinkcomputers.org/titan-skalli-ttc-nc05tznpw-rb-cpu-cooler-review/)