Software engineer Linus Torvalds announced the arrival of Linux 6.0. The new build introduces kernel improvements that improve the performance of systems equipped with some platforms.
According to the system creator himself, the new engine received improvements to work with Intel Xeon Ice Lake, AMD Ryzen Threadripper, and EPYC CPUs, in addition to preparing the framework for graphics drivers for AMD GPUs with the RDNA 3 architecture.
The new version represents another step in the reorganization of modules, “simplification” of code, and the addition of support for new hardware which, as a consequence, allows users to extract even more performance from the computer.
Tested by Phoronix, Linux 6.0 improves the performance of ultra-high-end chips like the Intel Xeon “Ice Lake” and the AMD Ryzen Threadripper and AMD EPYC thanks to structural and power management changes in the kernel.
The update also added the ThinkPad X13 notebook to the compatibility list. The model is equipped with an ARM Snapdragon 8cx Gen3 chip and comes installed with Windows 11 by default, but now enthusiast users can switch systems.
The system also received support for H.265 compression and HEVC encoding, Real-time Verification technology, Retbleed bug fix, XFS scalability improvements, and the addition of the Raspberry Pi 4 V3D driver.
Finally, it is worth noting that the Linux kernel is part of the structure of operating systems such as Ubuntu, Fedora, and Linux Mint, so the implementation work is up to the developers and it shouldn’t take long to update.