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GPU Caps Viewer 1.34.0 Released with new Vulkan and OpenGL Demos

OpenGL - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 16:28

GPU Caps Viewer 1.34.0 adds the support of the latest GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, Radeon RX 580, RX 570 and RX 560 (based on Polaris 10/11 GPUs) as well as Radeon Pro WX 7100, WX 5100 and WX 4100. New Vulkan and OpenGL demos (based on GeeXLab engine) have been added in the 3D demos panel. GPU Caps Viewer is a graphics card information utility focused on the OpenGL, Vulkan, OpenCL and CUDA API level support of the main (primary) graphics card. Complete changelog is online.

Categories: 3D Graphics

GPU Caps Viewer 1.34.0 Released

Geeks3D - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 11:38
A new version of GPU Caps Viewer (OpenGL, Vulkan, OpenCL and CUDA utility) is available. 1 – Overview GPU Caps Viewer 1.34.0 adds the support of the latest GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, Radeon RX 580,...
Categories: 3D Graphics

Vulkan API Overhead Test Added to 3DMark

Geeks3D - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 14:17
Futuremark has released a new version of 3DMark that adds the Vulkan support to the API Overhead test. We can now compare the API performance of Direct3D 11, Direct3D 12 and Vulkan. Vulkan is a new...
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GPU Shark 0.9.11 Released (Updated v0.9.11.1)

Geeks3D - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 13:44
A new version of GPU Shark, a tiny GPU monitoring utility (Windows 32-bit) for NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon graphics cards is available. 1 – Overview GPU Shark 0.9.11 brings the support of the...
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Star Citizen to ditch DirectX in favor of Vulkan

OpenGL - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 13:30

Cloud Imperium Games developer Ali Brown indicated that Star Citizen will be dropping DirectX support in favor of Vulkan. Specifically, Brown mentioned that CIG had been developing on DX11, with an intent to support DX12. However, because Vulkan enables single-API support for older version of Windows (and Linux) without sacrificing performance and features, the plan now is to move away from DirectX completely.

Categories: 3D Graphics

NVIDIA R378.92 WHQL Gaming Graphics Driver Released

Geeks3D - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 20:52
NVIDIA has released a new set of graphics drivers for all GeForce graphics cards. R378.92 brings optimizations for the following videogames: Mass Effect: Andromeda and Rock Band VR. R378.92 Desktop...
Categories: 3D Graphics

AMD Crimson ReLive 17.3.2 Graphics Driver Released with Radeon RX 500 Support (Updated with v17.3.3)

Geeks3D - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 20:47
Update (2017.03.21) AMD just released Crimson ReLive 17.3.3 that brings a new multi-GPU profile for Mass Effect: Andromeda and fixes a texture flickering for the same game in multi-GPU. The complete...
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NVIDIA GeForce Gaming Graphics Driver 378.78 WHQL Released

Geeks3D - Thu, 03/09/2017 - 15:42
NVIDIA has just released a new set of graphics drivers for all GeForce based graphics cards from the GeForce 400 Series to the latest GeForce 10 Series. R378.78 comes with the support of the latest...
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Launched (Pascal GP102 GPU)

Geeks3D - Thu, 03/09/2017 - 14:55
NVIDIA has officially launched its new high-end graphics card, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. This GTX 1080 Ti is based on the Pascal GP102 GPU like the GTX Titan X. The GTX 1080 Ti is very similar to the...
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GPU Caps Viewer 1.33.0 Released

OpenGL - Thu, 03/02/2017 - 12:45

GPU Caps Viewer 1.33.0 adds the support of some recent GPUs and fixes a crash in Vulkan demos with recent NVIDIA and AMD graphics drivers. All Vulkan code has been recompiled with latest Vulkan headers (v1.0.42). GPU Caps Viewer is a graphics card information utility focused on the OpenGL, Vulkan, OpenCL and CUDA API level support of the main graphics card.

Categories: 3D Graphics

GPU Caps Viewer 1.33.0 Released (Updated: v1.33.1.0)

Geeks3D - Thu, 03/02/2017 - 12:32
A new version of GPU Caps Viewer is available. 1 – Overview GPU Caps Viewer 1.33.0 adds the support of some recent GPUs (NVIDIA GTX 1050 for notebook, Intel HD Graphics 630, and Radeon R7 M300...
Categories: 3D Graphics

Khronos news roundup from GDC - OpenXR, 3D Portability, WebGL, glTF and Vulkan

OpenGL - Wed, 03/01/2017 - 17:39
The Khronos Group made several major announcements at GDC 2017. Here is a quick review of what's going on:
- Adoption Grows for Vulkan; New Features Released: Press Release
- OpenXR - Cross-Platform, Portable, Virtual Reality: Homepage - Blog
- Call for Participation in the New 3D Portability Exploratory Group: Homepage
- WebGL 2.0 Specification Finalized and Shipping – Work on Next Generation WebGL Underway!: Blog
- Final Call for Feedback on glTF™ 2.0: Blog
- Request for Quote - Blender glTF Exporter: More information

In addition to the news, Khronos has a booth at GDC with lots of demo's going on, and will be updating the new @OpenXR and Flickr frequently.
Categories: 3D Graphics

VK-Z 0.5.0 Vulkan Capabilities and Extensions Viewer Released

Geeks3D - Tue, 02/28/2017 - 13:06
VK-Z is a simple command line utility, for Windows and Linux that displays Vulkan capabilities (hardware limits) and extensions of all capable Vulkan devices on the system. 1 – Downloads...
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Adoption Grows for Vulkan; New Features Released

OpenGL - Mon, 02/27/2017 - 14:00

Celebrating a successful first year, the Vulkan API is gaining tremendous momentum in high-fidelity gaming. Vulkan support appears in leading game engines such as Unity and Unreal, numerous game studios actively developing Vulkan titles, and a dozen Vulkan titles shipping including Doom, Quake, The Talos Principle and Dota 2. Vulkan drivers are also shipping from all of the major GPU manufacturers for desktop and mobile systems. Today, Khronos has released new Vulkan extensions for cross-platform access to Virtual Reality and multi-GPU functionality. Find out more about the Vulkan updates and extensions here. Khronos made several other major announcements today, learn more about those in the press release.

Categories: 3D Graphics

NVIDIA R376.98 (Windows) and R375.27.12 (Linux): new Graphics Drivers for Vulkan Developers (*Updated*)

Geeks3D - Mon, 02/27/2017 - 12:48
NVIDIA has just released a new set of graphics drivers for Vulkan developers. These new drivers follow the freshly released Vulkan API v1.0.42 specifications. These Vulkan oriented graphics drivers...
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Join Khronos at GDC/VRDC 2017 - Vulkan, glTF, WebGL

OpenGL - Sun, 02/26/2017 - 14:46

Join the Khronos Group at GDC, where the latest in game development and delivery technology is all anybody will be talking about. This year we will be at the Moscone, starting with a VRDC table on Monday and Tuesday,  Developer Day Sessions all day Tuesday and demos at our GDC Booth #2419. The week will wrap up on Thursday with a Khronos sponsored WebGL/WebVR/glTF Meetup offsite. As well, there are going to be several Khronos related sessions this year. Checkout all the details online. Stop in at our booth to say high and pick up your free t-shirt. Not at GDC, order your Vulkan/WebGL/glTF shirt today.

Categories: 3D Graphics

NVIDIA GeForce Gaming Graphics Driver 378.66 WHQL Released (Updated: version 378.77 hotfix)

Geeks3D - Tue, 02/14/2017 - 19:48
Update (2017.02.24): if you have a notebook with a GTX 1050 like THIS ONE, you know how awfull the GeForce driver version 378.66 is. NVIDIA has released a hotfix driver that fixes all installations...
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AMD Crimson ReLive 17.2.1 Graphics Driver Released

Geeks3D - Tue, 02/14/2017 - 10:51
AMD has published a new graphics driver for all Radeon GPUs. AMD Crimson ReLive 17.2.1 brings minor performance improvements (when compared to Crimson ReLive 17.1.2) and new multi-GPU profiles for...
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Intel Graphics Driver v4590 for Windows with Vulkan Support

Geeks3D - Tue, 02/14/2017 - 10:21
Intel has released a graphics driver for Kaby Lake and Skylake processors. This new graphics driver (v21.20.16.4590) brings the support of Vulkan: Intel announces that we are moving from beta support...
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How to Disable Intel Turbo Boost Technology (on a notebook)

Geeks3D - Mon, 02/13/2017 - 16:43
In my review of ASUS GL553VD, I said that I had found a way to reduce the fan noise produced by the cooling system. With a fresh installation of Windows 10, the cooling system is kicked off every two...
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