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.

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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.

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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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GL553VD Updated with a Samsung NVMe SSD 960 PRO M.2 512GB

Geeks3D - Mon, 02/13/2017 - 12:10
The gaming notebook GL553VD comes with a slow Sandisk Z400s 128GB SSD M.2. This 128GB storage unit is the boot / system disk. Let’s replace this 128GB drive by a faster and larger one: a...
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Intel announces certified drivers on Linux for OpenGL 4.5, OpenGL ES 3.2 and Vulkan 1.0

OpenGL - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 17:06

Intel now has drivers certified for the most advanced versions of all three open industry-defined 3D graphics APIs on Linux: OpenGL 4.5, OpenGL ES 3.2 and Vulkan 1.0. OpenGL 4.5 certification was announced 3 February 2017 on the Khronos Group’s Conformant Product page.

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ASUS ROG Strix GL553VD Gaming Notebook Review (Core i7 7700HQ + GTX 1050)

Geeks3D - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 10:14
Today, a quick review of ASUS ROG Strix GL553VD, a 15-inch gaming notebook. Article index 1 – Overview 2 – Gallery 3 – CPU and GPU Data 4 – Benchmarks 5 – Burn-in Test 6...
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Blender 2.69 official release

Blender - Thu, 10/31/2013 - 17:03
After three release candidate tests, we now have a final stable 2.69 release. Enjoy!
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Blender Conference 2013 Live streaming

Blender - Fri, 10/25/2013 - 09:56
Check out the live streaming of the Conference on the Blender Foundation official YouTube channel....
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Blender Conference Animation Festival + Suzanne Awards

Blender - Fri, 10/11/2013 - 17:36
You now can view submissions and rank them. New entries can be submitted until 16 October.
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Blender Conference 2013 schedule

Blender - Thu, 10/03/2013 - 08:40
An initial version of the conference schedule is now available! This page will be tweaked in the...
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Caminandes Episode 2 - Open Movie Project

Blender - Mon, 09/30/2013 - 09:55
The successful first episode of Caminandes will be followed by new one, and this time it will be...
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Blender Conference speakers line-up

Blender - Tue, 09/10/2013 - 08:41
The speakers line-up for Bender Conference 2013 is now available. A detailed schedule will be...
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Blender Conference 2013, 25-27 October in Amsterdam

Blender - Fri, 09/06/2013 - 10:58
The 12th annual Blender Conference will be in "De Balie" again, right in the centre of Amsterdam....
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New book: Art of Blender

Blender - Thu, 09/05/2013 - 18:34
Our friends at CG Cookie are finishing a book with an amazing collection of the best Blender...
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Blender Cycles render engine released under Apache License

Blender - Sun, 08/18/2013 - 15:38
As of today the Cycles source code license has been changed from GNU GPL to the permissive Apache...
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