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Khronos Releases OpenCL 2.2 With SPIR-V 1.2

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 14:59

The Khronos™ Group, an open consortium of leading hardware and software companies, announces the immediate availability of the finalized OpenCL™ 2.2 specification, incorporating industry feedback received from developers during the provisional specification review period. In addition to releasing the specification in final form, Khronos has, for the first time, released the full source of the specifications and conformance tests for OpenCL 2.2 onto GitHub to enable deeper community engagement. The conformance tests for OpenCL versions 1.2, 2.0 and 2.1 have also been released on GitHub with more open-source releases to follow.

Categories: 3D Graphics

FurMark 1.19.0 Released

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 15:20

FurMark 1.19.0 adds the support of recent NVIDIA GPUs (GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, TITAN Xp) as well as AMD Radeon RX 500 series (RX 580 and RX 570). The GPU monitoring library has been updated with the latest iteration of the NVAPI and GPU Shark + GPU-Z have been updated to their latest versions.

Categories: 3D Graphics

Khronos Releases OpenVX 1.2 Specification

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 13:05

The Khronos Group announces the immediate release of the OpenVX 1.2 specification for cross-platform acceleration of computer vision applications and libraries. This open, cross-platform, royalty-free standard enables performance-portable, power-optimized computer vision applications such as face, body, and gesture tracking, smart video surveillance, autonomous driver assistance systems, visual inspection, and robotics. Core OpenVX 1.2 has significantly expanded functionality, including conditional execution, feature detection, and classification operations. Learn more about this release.

Categories: 3D Graphics

NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference lists additional Khronos Technology sessions

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 17:08

The GPU Technology Conference (GTC2017) will be running from May 8-11 this year in San Jose Convention Center. This year will see many sessions related to Khronos Technology including OpenCL, OpenGL, OpenVX, Vulkan and WebGL. NVIDIA has just added more sessions to their schedule. Check a list of Khronos related sessions on the Khronos site, or visit the NVIDIA GTC site to see all sessions.

Categories: 3D Graphics

OpenGL, OpenGL ES & Vulkan Tools Survey Results

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 16:28

Recently the developer ecosystem team at Samsung conducted a survey to elicit responses from developers on the tools that they are using currently on various platforms (desktop and mobile) and across APIs.

Categories: 3D Graphics

Khronos Blog now open to third party developers and writers

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 13:45

Khronos wants to hear from you; what you see as important in the industry, developments, trends, tips, and new practices from your perspective. Learn more about what’s involved and how to contact us to submit your blogs.

Categories: 3D Graphics

GPU Caps Viewer 1.34.0 Released with new Vulkan and OpenGL Demos

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.

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Star Citizen to ditch DirectX in favor of Vulkan

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

GPU Caps Viewer 1.33.0 Released

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

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

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

Adoption Grows for Vulkan; New Features Released

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

Join Khronos at GDC/VRDC 2017 - Vulkan, glTF, WebGL

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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Intel announces certified drivers on Linux for OpenGL 4.5, OpenGL ES 3.2 and Vulkan 1.0

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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