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Hackinstosh Updated with OSX 10.10 Yosemite

Geeks3D - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 20:44
I took some time this afternoon to update my hackintosh with the brand new OS X 10.10 codenamed Yosemite. Like the first time, I downloaded OS X Yosemite and put it on a bootable USB key (with...
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Khronos Group releases OpenVX 1.0 specification 
for Computer Vision Acceleration

OpenGL - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:21

The Khronos Group announced the ratification and public release of the finalized OpenVX 1.0 specification, an open, royalty-free standard for cross platform acceleration of computer vision applications. OpenVX enables performance and power-optimized computer vision processing, especially important in embedded and real-time uses cases such as face, body and gesture tracking, smart video surveillance, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), object and scene reconstruction, augmented reality, visual inspection, robotics and more. In addition to the OpenVX specification, Khronos has developed a full set of conformance tests and an Adopters Program, that enables implementers to test their implementations and use the OpenVX trademark if conformant. Khronos plans to ship an open source, fully-conformant CPU-based implementation of OpenVX 1.0 before the end of 2014.

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OpenGL Geometry Instancing Test: Radeon vs GeForce

Geeks3D - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 14:32
This article is a kind of follow-up of this article that showed some surprising results about geometry instancing with two triangles per instance (particle rendering). In this article, I’m...
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Intel HD Graphics Drivers v10.18.10.3960, New OpenGL Extensions

Geeks3D - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:36
GLSL Hacker OpenGL Viewer Intel has published few days ago a new graphics driver (v10.18.10.3960) for its GPUs (4th Generation Intel Core Processors with Intel HD graphics, Intel Iris™graphics and...
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Apple Introduces 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display and Radeon R9 GPU

Geeks3D - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:38
If you have USD $2,500 to spend in a new piece of hardware, you can get the new iMac with a 27-inch Retina 5K display. This 5K (what is 4K?) has more pixels than even because with its resolution of...
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GLUS - Modern OpenGL, OpenGL ES & OpenVG Utilities now part of the OpenGL SDK

OpenGL - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 18:20

GLUS 2.0 has been added to the official OpenGL SDK. GLUS is an open-source C library, which provides a hardware and operating system abstraction plus many functions usually needed for graphics programming using OpenGL, OpenGL ES or OpenVG. Many open source graphics examples are also included.

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NVIDIA PhysX SDK 3.3.2 Brings GPU Acceleration under Linux

Geeks3D - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 10:44
NVIDIA has updated the PhysX SDK in version 3.3.2. One of the big thing of this new version is the GPU PhysX support under Linux. I downloaded the SDK and here is some info about the main changes in...
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NVIDIA PhysX SDK 3.3.2 Brings GPU Acceleration under Linux

Geeks3D - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 10:44
NVIDIA has updated the PhysX SDK in version 3.3.2. One of the big thing of this new version is the GPU PhysX support under Linux. I downloaded the SDK and here is some info about the main changes in...
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M and GTX 970M for Gaming Notebooks

Geeks3D - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 08:10
NVIDIA has launched the GeForce GTX 980M and GTX 970M for notebooks, both based on the second generation Maxwell architecture. The GTX 980M and 970M share the same GPU than the desktop versions: the...
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GLFW tutorial published

OpenGL - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 14:18

The 44th installment in a series of tutorials dedicated to promoting modern OpenGL development on Linux, with a focus on version 3.x and beyond. This tutorial demonstrates how to use GLFW as the windowing and mouse/keyboard library in your OpenGL programs.

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OpenGL.Core - New open source .NET binding project on GitHub

OpenGL - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 12:43

OpenGL.Core is a core profile only .NET binding, no extensions and no fancy and overloaded framework, just plain core profile OpenGL. The binding is strongly typed, functions are overloaded for different input data types and plattform pointer sizes, and uses separate enums for different functions (e.g. all internal pixel formats are encapsulated in one enum ‘glInternalFormat’). The binding is ready for OpenGL 4.5. The project welcomes all users and contributors.

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CopperCube 5 released

OpenGL - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:04

CopperCube, the game engine using OpenGL for apps and WebGL for website has just been released in version 5. It now includes terrain support, video playback, network communication, iOS 8 WebGL support, shader programming through scripting, animation blending, and much more. A list of the new features with images is available as well.

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AMD Catalyst 14.9 Released for Windows and Linux

Geeks3D - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 19:32
AMD has released the September 2014 edition of its Catalyst graphics driver. Catalyst 14.9 is available for Windows (in WHQL version) and for Linux. Downloads Win7/Win8 64-bit Win7/Win8 32-bit Linux...
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(Test) Particle Rendering: Point Sprites vs Geometry Instancing based Billboards

Geeks3D - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 15:09
In this article, I compared two methods for rendering a lot of particles: 1 – the first method is based on point sprites GPU built-in feature. We send an array of points, and the GPU transform...
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Volumetric Light Scattering and Shadowing with Temporal Up-sampling

Geeks3D - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 19:59
Sebastien Hilaire (currently rendering engineer at DICE), has released few days ago the code source (Windows / OS X) of his OpenGL demo about rendering lighting, scattering and shadowing effect of...
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Epic Zen Garden: Unreal Engine 4 TechDemo for IOS 8 with Metal API

Geeks3D - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 18:36
Epic Zen Garden is a tech demo based on Unreal Engine 4 and using the Metal API. Epic Zen Garden is available as a free download on iTunes and can be launched on A7 or A8-equipped device: currently...
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Quick Test: GeForce GTX TITAN vs GTX TITAN Black

Geeks3D - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 13:17
I had the oppurtunity to test a GeForce GTX TITAN Black (an ASUS model) for few hours and I compared it with the basic GTX TITAN card. Quick recap of GTX Titan features: GeForce GTX TITAN GPU: Kepler...
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NVIDIA R340.84 For Quadro (Desktop and Notebook) Released

Geeks3D - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 09:40
NVIDIA has released a new set of Windows graphics drivers for Quadro workstation graphics cards. New in Release 340.84: – OpenGL hardware acceleration on Windows Remote Desktop – CUDA 6.5...
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GAME24: The Journey of Maxwell (GTX 980)

Geeks3D - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 13:44
Follow the evolution of the NVIDIA Maxwell architecture, from concept and design, to testing and production, to its unveiling in the powerful new GeForce GTX 980 and 970 graphics cards.
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NVIDIA R344.11 WHQL (Windows) and R343.22 (Linux) with GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 Support

Geeks3D - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 09:47
NVIDIA has just released the WHQL version of its graphics drivers that bring the support of the freshly launched GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970. All other GeForce cards are supported as well. New in...
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