Linux 3.10 Is Out With a New Method of SSD Caching

Jul 1, 2013 | comments

Linux 3.10 was released by Linus Torvalds last night, bringing with it a new method of SSD caching and some upgrades to the Radeon graphics driver. 

The two most significant changes in Linux 3.10 are the aforementioned SSD caching "and support for the newer Radeon graphics cores' video decoder," Leemhuis wrote. "The Radeon driver in the Linux kernel now offers interfaces for interacting with the Unified Video Decoder on Radeon HD 4000 and later HD graphics cards. An open source UVD driver which uses this interface will be included in the next major revision to Mesa 3D (version 9.2 or 10.0). The kernel now supports the graphics chip on the recently released Richland processor family, otherwise known as A4, A6, A8, and A10 series APUs. Linux can also now address Radeon Hainan GPUs."
Other changes allow newer Intel GPUs to be overclocked. Systems with Intel GPUs can also now wake from standby faster.
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