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Pi Day: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ Launched

Geeks3D - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 11:18
To celebrate the Pi day (3/14/2018), the Raspberry Pi Foundation has launched the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, a refresh version of the previous Raspberry Pi 3 board launched two years ago. Main features...
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(GPU Mining) Qarnot QC-1: a Crypto Heater based on two Radeon RX 580

Geeks3D - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 15:00
Qarnot, a french startup, has unveiled its new product: the QC-1, probably the first crypto heater on the market. The QC-1 is a heater that generates heat with cryptocurrency mining. By defaut the...
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Vulkan 1.1 Specifications Released

Geeks3D - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 12:43
Two years after the first version, the Khronos Group has released the second big iteration of Vulkan specifications. Vulkan 1.1 (the exact version is 1.1.70) adds the support of subgroup operations,...
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Khronos Group Releases Vulkan 1.1

OpenGL - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 14:00

The Khronos Group announces the release of the Vulkan 1.1 and SPIR-V 1.3 specifications. Version 1.1 expands Vulkan’s core functionality with developer-requested features, such as subgroup operations, while integrating a wide range of proven extensions from Vulkan 1.0. Khronos will also release full Vulkan 1.1 conformance tests into open source and AMD, Arm, Imagination, Intel Corporation, NVIDIA and Qualcomm have implemented conformant Vulkan 1.1 drivers.

Vulkan now ships natively on almost all GPU-enabled platforms, including Windows 7, 8.X, 10, Android 7.0+ and Linux, plus Khronos recently announced open source tools to enable Vulkan 1.0 applications to be ported to macOS and iOS. Vulkan has widespread support in leading games engines including Unreal, Unity, Source 2 from Valve, id Tech, CroTeam’s Serious Engine, CryEngine, and Xenko. Vulkan is being used in over 30 cutting-edge games on diverse desktop and mobile platforms, including Doom, Quake, Roblox, The Talos Principle, Dota 2, and is the exclusive API used in AAA titles such as Wolfenstein II and Doom VFR.

Read the press release and learn more about the Vulkan 1.1 specification and associated tests and tools on the Vulkan home page.

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AMD Adrenalin 18.3.1 Graphics Driver Released (Updated: v18.3.2)

Geeks3D - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 17:51
Update (2018.03.13) AMD Adrenalin 18.3.2 driver has been released. This new driver brings better performances and fixes a particle bug in Final Fantasy XV. Complete release notes are available HERE....
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Vulkan Applications Enabled on Apple Platforms

OpenGL - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 14:14

The Khronos Group announces that the Vulkan Working Group’s Portability Initiative has been working with Khronos members Valve, LunarG, and The Brenwill Workshop to enable Vulkan applications to be ported to Apple platforms. The Vulkan Portability resource page links to a collection of free and open source set of tools, SDKs, and runtime libraries to enable Vulkan development on macOS and deployment on macOS and iOS platforms. Valve is extending Dota 2 using the Vulkan tools on macOS to achieve significantly higher performance than native OpenGL drivers. Vulkan support for Dota 2 on macOS will be released in the coming months as a free update.

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Screen-filling Rasterization using Screen-aligned Quads and Triangles with OpenGL

OpenGL - Sun, 02/25/2018 - 17:14

CG Internals published a blog article covering screen-filling rasterization using graphics hardware and modern OpenGL. The findings are applicable to OpenGL ES, Vulkan, and WebGL as well. For rendering screen-filling geometry we usually have to choose between a screen-aligned quad and a screen-aligned triangle. But - is there a difference? If so, which approach is better than the other? In this article we want to show you the differences between both approaches and offer an alternative. Following the theoretical analysis we introduce a demo program and evaluate screencasts together with multiple performance measures.

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Intel HD Graphics Driver v4944 (OpenGL 4.5, Vulkan 1.0.66)

Geeks3D - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 14:48
Intel has released a new graphics driver for GPUs integrated in Intel 6th Gen (Skylake), 7th Gen (Kaby Lake), 8th Gen (Kaby Lake R, Coffee Lake) and Apollo Lake Core processors. This new driver...
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(Tested) FINAL FANTASY XV Gaming Benchmark

Geeks3D - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 14:54
SQUARE ENIX has released a gaming benchmark based on Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition video game (that will be released on March 6th 2018). This is a Direct3D 11 benchmark and the score will give you...
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AMD Adrenalin 18.2.1 Graphics Driver Released (Updated: v18.2.3)

Geeks3D - Sun, 02/04/2018 - 17:10
2018.02.24: Adrenalin 18.2.3 has been released. Radeon Adrenalin 18.2.3 Downloads win10 64-bit @ Geeks3D win7/win8 64-bit @ Geeks3D All downloads @ AMD 2018.02.13: Adrenalin 18.2.2 has been released....
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Intel Mesa driver for Linux is now OpenGL 4.6 conformant

OpenGL - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 16:50

Khronos announced the conformance program for OpenGL 4.6 and Intel has successfully passed conformance tests for its GPU models for the Mesa Linux driver. For specifics on the conformant hardware you can check the list of conformant OpenGL products at the Khronos website. Learn more about these drivers and the OpenGL conformance tests and why they are important to you.

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Khronos Launches OpenGL 4.6 Adopters Program - Conformance Test Suite in Open Source

OpenGL - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 13:59

The Khronos Group announces the launch of the OpenGL 4.6 Adopters Program to enable implementations to become officially conformant to the latest generation OpenGL specification. The significantly enhanced OpenGL 4.6 Conformance Test Suite used in the Adopters Program has been released in open source on GitHub to enable industry participation in testing and ongoing conformance test suite improvements. General information on Khronos Adopters Programs can be found here.

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Khronos @ GDC 2018

OpenGL - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 16:28

The Khronos Group will be at GDC & VRDC 2018. Be sure to mark us in your calendar for the Khronos Dev Day on March 19th in Moscone, West Hall, Room 3022. This years sessions are now posted and include WebGL, glTF, OpenXR and Vulkan.  Be sure to book mark the Khronos GDC event page and checkout some of our other upcoming events and meet ups.

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MSI Radeon RX Vega 56 AIR BOOST 8GB OC Review

Geeks3D - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 17:27
Article index: 1 – Overview 2 – Gallery 3 – GPU Data 4 – Benchmarks 5 – GPU Bun-in Test 6 – Conclusion   1 – Overview MSI Radeon RX Vega 56 AIR BOOST is...
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NVIDIA GeForce/Quadro 390.77 WHQL Gaming Drivers Released

Geeks3D - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 17:08
NVIDIA has released a new set of graphics drivers for all GeForce graphics cards. GeForce 390.77 driver comes with support and optimizations for Kingdom Come: Deliverance, War Thunder, Black Desert...
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RhodiumLC: Pixel Shader GPU Benchmark (OpenGL)

Geeks3D - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 17:12
Here is a GPU benchmark I created for the review of MSI’s Radeon RX Vega 56 Air Boost graphics card. I wanted a new 100% pixel shader benchmark to compare the raw processing power of recent...
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MSI Lucky Dragon Mini Bricks

Geeks3D - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 15:16
Few days ago, MSI sent me this box:   As you can see, it’s the mini bricks version of the MSI’s mascot, the red dragon called Lucky. I didn’t know that MSI had such kind of...
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FurMark 1.20.0 Released

Geeks3D - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 13:28
A new version of FurMark, the popular GPU burn-in utility, is available. 1 – Release highlights FurMark 1.20.0 is a maintenance release and brings the support of new GPUs (NVIDIA Quadro...
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AMD Adrenalin 18.1.1 Graphics Driver Released

Geeks3D - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 15:20
AMD has published a new set of graphics drivers for all Radeon-based graphics cards. Adrenalin 18.1.1 is essentially a bugfix release: Resolved Issues A small number of DirectX®9 games may experience...
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GPU Caps Viewer 1.38.0 Released

Geeks3D - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:13
1 – Overview GPU Caps Viewer 1.38.0 is a maintenance release and comes with the support of new NVIDIA GPUs (TITAN V, GeForce GTX 1060 5GB, NVS 810, Quadro P1000/5000). This new version fixes a...
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