3D Graphics

Sulon Q VR/AR All-in-One Headset Powered by AMD

Geeks3D - Tue, 03/15/2016 - 11:32
The Sulon Q is a new headset for VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality) made by Sulon Technologies (a start-up based in Toronto, Canada) and powered by AMD processors. The Sulon Q is a...
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Intel Beta Graphics Driver v4404 with Vulkan API Support

Geeks3D - Tue, 03/15/2016 - 10:21
Intel has released a graphics driver in beta version for developers with Vulkan support. This driver (v15.40.20.64.4404) comes with Vulkan API 1.0.3. You can download Intel Vulkan BETA...
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AMD Radeon Pro Duo Dual-Fiji Graphics Card Unveiled

Geeks3D - Tue, 03/15/2016 - 09:32
Other announcement by AMD yesterday at the GDC 2016 event, a new dual-GPU graphics card: the Radeon Pro Duo. This new Radeon graphics card will be based on two full Fiji GPUs, the same GPU that...
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AMD Unveils its GPU Roadmap: Polaris, Vega, Navi

Geeks3D - Tue, 03/15/2016 - 09:07
AMD has unveiled yesterday, during the GDC 2016 Capsaicin event, the GPU roadmap for the next three years: The Vega (2017) architecture will be the first GPU to use the new HBM2 memory technology,...
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Khronos Group Sessions during GDC 2016 week

OpenGL - Mon, 03/14/2016 - 15:00

The Khronos Group is hosting a series of sessions on Wednesday March 16th near the Moscone at Green Space in San Francisco. Sessions will cover WebGL, glTF, Khronos Chapters and Vulkan. A Khronos Social on Wednesday evening will give developers a chance to meet and chat with Khronos members. Starting off the day is the JPR Press Briefing on the Gaming Market. Details and registration for the Khronos sessions are available online. For those that cannot attend in person, there will be live streaming of the sessions, and videos available a few days afterwards. For those at GDC all week, you will find a list of companies exhibiting Khronos technology on our GDC week event page.

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New OpenGL 4 + Virtual Reality Example Code

OpenGL - Mon, 03/14/2016 - 14:44

A new, modern OpenGL tutorial for both windowed and VR rendering released, showing in about 400 lines of C++ how to use all of OpenGL’s major features: - Window, OpenGL, HMD, and OpenGL extension initialization - Triangle mesh rendering (OpenGL Vertex Array Buffers) - Shader loading, compilation, and argument passing (OpenGL Program, Shader, and Uniform Buffer Objects) - Offscreen rendering (OpenGL Framebuffer Objects) - Materials and image file loading (OpenGL Texture and Sampler Objects) - GPU ray tracing (including ray setup compatible with rasterization) - Procedural texturing - A tiny vector math library - Basic keyboard and mouse handling for a free-flying camera - Virtual reality tracking and rendering (OpenVR)

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Source Code of Serious Engine v.1.10 Released

Geeks3D - Mon, 03/14/2016 - 10:44
Croteam has published on Github the source code of the Serious Engine v1.10, which has been used in the first Serious Sam released in 2001… Don’t expect to see latest versions of Direct3D...
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DOOM 4 Multiplayer Trailer and Hardware Specs

Geeks3D - Fri, 03/11/2016 - 14:50
According to this FAQ, DOOM 4 will require these hardware specs (PC) for playing at 1080p: Win7 / Win8 / Win10 64-bit only Intel Core i5-2400 or better / AMD FX-8320 or better 8GB RAM NVIDIA GeForce...
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AMD Crimson 16.3 Graphics Driver Available with Vulkan Support

Geeks3D - Thu, 03/10/2016 - 19:06
Like NVIDIA did it with R364.47, AMD has added the Vulkan API to the non-developer version of its Crimson driver. Crimson 16.3 comes with optimizations for recent games (Gears of War Ultimate...
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NVIDIA R364.47 WHQL Graphics Drivers with Vulkan Support

Geeks3D - Mon, 03/07/2016 - 15:39
NVIDIA has published a new set of Windows certified graphics drivers that bring various optimizations for for Tom Clancy’s The Division, Hitman, Need for Speed, Ashes of the Singularity, and Rise of...
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NVIDIA Vulkan Drivers for Windows (R356.45) and Linux (355.00.29) Released

Geeks3D - Thu, 03/03/2016 - 07:18
NVIDIA has released a new set of graphics drivers for Vulkan developers on Windows and Linux. Changelog for Windows and Linux: – Support Vulkan API version v1.0.4 – Fix device lost issue...
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Open source high performance canvas drawing API for OpenGL released

OpenGL - Wed, 03/02/2016 - 15:49

Fast UI Draw, source code available on github, has now been open sourced. Fast UI Draw is a high performance Canvas renderer that is tuned for Intel GPU’s (but can work for other GPU’s) that under significant load is much faster than many other Canvas renderers. Fast UI Draw when running has very few GPU states, very few draw calls even under very complicated scenes. In addition, Fast UI Draw has a unique methodology to handle clipping that allows for applications to have rotations, projection, and clipping without incurring significant CPU load from setting, saving or restoring clipping. Fast UI Draw is available under the MPLv2 and a very alive project undergoing active development.

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Raspberry Pi 3: New Quad-Core Processor and Integrated WiFi + Bluetooth

Geeks3D - Mon, 02/29/2016 - 14:10
For the fourth birthday, the Raspberry Pi foundation has launched the third iteration of the Raspberry Pi board. The new Raspberry Pi 3 is now on sale for $35 and has the following features: New SoC:...
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NVIDIA Vulkan Drivers for Windows (R356.43) and Linux (355.00.28) Released

Geeks3D - Wed, 02/24/2016 - 09:34
NVIDIA has published a new set of graphics drivers for Vulkan developers on Windows and Linux. These drivers bring new OpenGL and Vulkan extensions: OpenGL: – GL_NV_draw_vulkan_image Vulkan:...
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GPU-Z 0.8.7 Released

Geeks3D - Tue, 02/23/2016 - 12:56
A new version of GPU-Z is available. GPU-Z 0.8.7 adds support for new GPUs, fixes a variety of bugs, and improves the interface. You can download GPU-Z 0.8.7 from this link. Changelog: Radeon...
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(Demoscene) Impressive 4k Prod Released at Tokyo Demo Fest 2016

Geeks3D - Mon, 02/22/2016 - 09:01
The 2016 edition of the Tokyo Demo Fest is over and all results are available HERE (full) and HERE (partial). In the demo competition, the first place went to this demo which is incredible when you...
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VK-Z 0.1.0: Simple Vulkan API Capabilities and Extensions Viewer

Geeks3D - Wed, 02/17/2016 - 11:29
To start Vulkan programming, there’s nothing better than coding a capabilities and extensions viewer. Yesterday Khronos has officially launched the first version of Vulkan, the new API for...
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VK-Z 0.1.0 0.1.2: Simple Vulkan API Capabilities and Extensions Viewer

Geeks3D - Wed, 02/17/2016 - 11:29
To start Vulkan programming, there’s nothing better than coding a capabilities and extensions viewer. Yesterday Khronos has officially launched the first version of Vulkan, the new API for...
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Vulkan is forged - Specification 1.0 is released

OpenGL - Tue, 02/16/2016 - 15:54

The Khronos Group announces the immediate availability of the Vulkan 1.0 royalty-free, open standard API specification. Vulkan provides high-efficiency, cross-platform access to graphics and compute on modern GPUs used in a wide variety of devices from PCs and consoles to mobile phones and embedded platforms. This ground-up design, complementing the OpenGL and OpenGL ES 3D APIs, provides applications direct control over GPU acceleration for maximized performance and predictability with minimized CPU overhead and efficient multi-threaded performance. Multiple Vulkan 1.0 hardware drivers and SDKs are available immediately for developers to begin creating Vulkan applications and engines.

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Vulkan 1.0 API is There!

Geeks3D - Tue, 02/16/2016 - 14:32
The Khronos Group has officially launched the brand new Vulkan 1.0 API: February 16th 2016 – San Francisco – The Khronos™ Group, an open consortium of leading hardware and software companies,...
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