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Archive for July, 2008


Live video fused with a 3D world in Google like fasion, but it’s not Google

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - 2008/07/18 at 16:59

Categories: Industry News, Softwares   Tags: , , , , ,

Sentinel Ave LLC, funded by the U.S. Defense Department, has posted a demo of its client software showing the viewer flying through 3D cityscapes with live videos embedded in them. The software, AVE Video Fusion, combines Google Earth-like features with live camera videos projected on a 3D model as noted in a video caption. It is written from scratch using C++ and OpenGL and claims to run on PCs with no custom hardware.




Read more HERE.
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faogen: Fast Ambient Occlusion Generator

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - at 12:27

Categories: 3D, Modeling, Softwares   Tags: , , , ,

faogen is a fast ambient occlusion generator. Use your video card GPU to compute ambient occlusion really fast. Support both texture and per-vertex calculation. Input scene can loaded from Wavefront OBJ or LightWave 3D object (*.LWO) files (future versions will allow to use more file formats).
Faogen itself uses hardware shadow mapping, floating-point render targets and OpenGL Shading Language to compute ambient occlusion data. This process is much faster than any CPU-based approach.

Try the version 2.0 HERE.


Octa Crossfire with eight GPUs soon?

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - at 08:48

Categories: Graphics Cards   Tags: , , , , ,

In AMD/ATI laboratory test, four Radeon HD 4870 X2 have been combined. But AMD will not release any drivers for such an Octa Crossfire bundle. In consideration of a motherboard that would have to be able to bear four dual slot graphics cards and the required scaling, Octa Crossfire should be seen as nothing more than a technical gimmick.

Read the rest of the news HERE.


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Synthetic vs Real World Benchmarks

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - at 08:42

Categories: Benchmarks   Tags: , ,

You may have noticed that many hardware and software review websites make sure to note when they use real or synthetic benchmarks in a particular review. Some sites concentrate solely on synthetic benchmarks while others concentrate on the so called “real world” benchmarks. The important thing is not to know which one is right or wrong but to understand what the difference is and what you can personally do with the data that you get from these benchmarks you find online.

Read the complete article HERE.

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John Carmack Interview: Rage, id Tech 6, Doom 4 Details, and More!

1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - 2008/07/17 at 17:21

Categories: Interviews, Video Games   Tags: , , , ,

maximumpc.com had an opportunity to speak with id co-founder John Carmack after the big EA press conference yesterday (where id surprisingly announced a partnership with EA to publish Rage).
maximumpc.com grilled the legendary game developer (and part-time rocket scientist) about id’s post-apocalyptic shooter, the state of gaming graphics, and what his plans are after id Tech 5.

Read the complete interview HERE.


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Inno3D GeForce 9800 GTX Overclock Edition Review

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - at 17:19

Categories: Graphics Cards   Tags: , , , ,

Guru3D has reviewed Inno3D’s GeForce 9800 GTX overclocked edition.

Read the 14-page review HERE.

I think Inno3D does a superb job with their product line. With the 9800 GTX OC edition, Inno3D brought a great product to the market, with the extra game full game you’ll retrieve some additional value. And that coupled with the recent price fall in the NVIDIA GTX series … you really can’t go wrong here and you’ll love playing the latest games with it.


Developpez.com Magazine

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - at 17:17

Categories: Programming   Tags:

[French]
La nouveau numero du magazine de Developpez.com juin-juillet 2008 est disponible en download ICI.


Le sommaire de ce numéro est le suivant:
* Java Compte-rendu de JavaOne 2008 page 2
* PHP PHP5 : La gestion avancée des dates page 8
* (X)HTML/CSS Créer une liste de texte survolable et cliquable page 14
* DotNet Développer du code performant et de qualité avec Visual Studio 2008 page 20
* C/C++/Qt Présentation des principaux design patterns en C++ page 26
* Office & VB Création et utilisation de classes personnalisées en VB 6.0 et VBA (partie 1) page 32
* Linux Installation et configuration d’un honeypot : Honeyd. page 38
* Mac De Java à Cocoa page 44
* 2D/3D/Jeux IRT : un ray tracer interactif – Partie 1 page 50
* Algo Introduction aux Réseaux de Neurones Artificiels Feed Forward page 56
* SharePoint Développer une colonne lookup personnelle avec de l’AJAX page 62
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[English]
The new issue (June-July 2008) of Developpez.com Magazine (for french readers only…) is available in download HERE.


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GPU-Z 0.2.6

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - at 09:22

Categories: GPU Tools   Tags: , ,

techPowerUp has released an update of GPU-Z. GPU-Z is a lightweight utility designed to give you all information about your video card and GPU.

You can download it HERE.

ChangeLog:

* Added full support for HD 4870 X2
* Added support for reading clocks on newer 
   ATI drivers (R700)
* Fix for realtime clock sensor showing double memory 
   speed on RV770 GDDR5
* Added detection for GeForce 9800 GT, GeForce 9300 GE
* Added support to start GPU-Z minimized (use -minimized)
* Added tray icon when GPU-Z is minimized
* Fixed crash when uploading large BIOS files
* Fixed rare crash that could happen on some NVIDIA cards
* Added detection for Intel Q43. G45 and some variants of 
  G35, G965, GM965

[French]GPU DirectX 10, round 3 : GeForce GTX contre Radeon HD 4800[/French][English]DirectX 10 GPU: GeForce GTX vs Radeon HD 4800[/English]

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - 2008/07/16 at 14:29

Categories: Graphics Cards   Tags: , , , ,

[French]
TT-Hardware nous propose un article comparatif des performances entre la GeForce GTX 280 et les Radeon HD 4870/4850.

Lire le test complete ICI.

La GeForce GTX 280 confirme qu’elle est bien la carte de tous les superlatifs : la plus grosse, la plus complexe, la plus performante mais aussi la plus encombrante, la plus bruyante, la plus gourmande et surtout la plus chère (de 460 € à plus de 500 €). Des points faibles qui pèsent lourd par rapport aux avantages surtout que la Radeon HD 4870 vient jouer les trouble-fêtes. En effet, si la Radeon HD 4870 est un peu en retrait par rapport à sa rivale, elle est surtout beaucoup moins chère (230 €) et nettement plus discrète. Sa seule contrepartie est une consommation importante au repos. La Radeon HD 4850 (moins de 160 €) est la révélation de ce comparatif : elle ne souffre d’aucun point faible. Ses prestations la mettent en concurrence avec la GeForce 8800 GTS OC MSI ainsi que les GeForce 9800 GTX et GTX+ (220 à 230 €). Ces dernières sont au moins 30% plus chères et nettement plus bruyantes et donc dans l’état actuel des choses sans le moindre intérêt ! Seules les GeForce 8800 GTS 512 Mo peuvent encore tirer leur épingle du jeu en raison d’un prix inférieur à 200 € et un silence de fonctionnement plus qu’appréciable. Particulièrement intéressante à son lancement, la GeForce 9600 GT est aujourd’hui caduque.

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[English]
TT-Hardware has published a comparative article about GeForce GTX 280 and Radeon HD 4870/4850 performances.

Read the complete article HERE (in french only).


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Real-time Visual Tracker by Stream Processing

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - at 11:04

Categories: NVIDIA CUDA, Programming   Tags: , , , , ,

This work describes the implementation of a real-time visual tracker that targets the position and 3D pose of objects (specifically faces) in video sequences. The use of GPUs for the computation and efficient sparse-template-based particle filtering allows real-time processing even when tracking multiple faces simultaneously in high-resolution video frames. Using a GPU and the NVIDIA CUDA technology, performance improvements as large as ten times compared to a similar CPU-only tracker are achieved.

- Real-time Visual Tracker by Stream Processing by Oscar Mateo Lozano, and Kazuhiro Otsuka. Journal of Signal Processing Systems.


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Thanks to tho for the news.


NVIDIA ForceWare 177.66: GeForce GTX 280 OpenGL Extensions

1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - at 09:50

Categories: Forceware, Graphics Cards, OpenGL   Tags: , , , , , , , ,

[French]
Voici la liste des extensions OpenGL supportées par les pilotes Forceware 177.66 WinXP 32 pour une GeForce GTX 280.

On peut constater une extension supplémentaire pour les GeForce GTX 200 par rapport aux GeForce 8: GL_NV_transform_feedback2.
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[English]
Here is the list of OpenGL extensions supported by Forceware 177.66 WinXP 32 drivers for a GeForce GTX 280.

We can see a new extension in supported by GeForce GTX 200 series in comparison to GeForce 8 series: GL_NV_transform_feedback2.
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[French]Carte graphique utilisée[/French]
[English]Graphics card used[/English]: EVGA GeForce GTX 280 / 1Gb

- Drivers Version: Forceware 6.14.11.7766
- OpenGL Version: 2.1.2
- GLSL (OpenGL Shading Language) Version: 1.20 NVIDIA via Cg compiler
- OpenGL Renderer: GeForce GTX 280/PCI/SSE2/3DNOW!
- Drivers Renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280

OpenGL Extensions: 162 extensions

[French]
Les extensions des anciens pilotes ForceWare se trouvent ICI.
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[English]
The extensions exposed by the old ForceWare drivers are HERE.
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Read more…


NVIDIA ForceWare 177.66: GeForce 8800 GTX OpenGL Extensions

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - at 09:39

Categories: Forceware, OpenGL, Programming   Tags: , , , , , , , ,

[French]
Voici la liste des extensions OpenGL supportées par les pilotes Forceware 177.66 WinXP 32 pour une GeForce 8800 GTX.
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[English]
Here is the list of OpenGL extensions supported by Forceware 177.66 WinXP 32 drivers for a GeForce 8800 GTX.
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[French]Carte graphique utilisée[/French]
[English]Graphics card used[/English]: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX / 768Mb

- Drivers Version: Forceware 6.14.11.7766
- OpenGL Version: 2.1.2
- GLSL (OpenGL Shading Language) Version: 1.20 NVIDIA via Cg compiler
- OpenGL Renderer: GeForce 8800 GTX/PCI/SSE2
- Drivers Renderer: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX

OpenGL Extensions: 161 extensions

[French]
Les extensions des anciens pilotes ForceWare se trouvent ICI.
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[English]
The extensions exposed by the old ForceWare drivers are HERE.
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Read more…


Arauna Ray Tracer

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - at 09:29

Categories: Programming   Tags: , , , , ,

Arauna is a real-time ray tracer developed for game development. Being a real-time ray tracer, it is experimental, and does not yet deliver the performance needed to produce graphics of the same quality as modern games do using a GPU. However, in its class, it is one of the fastest (probably the fastest) renderer. Two games have been developed already using Arauna, both by students of the IGAD program of the NHTV University of Applied Sciences (Breda, The Netherlands).

More information and download HERE.


Tech ARP Graphics Cards Comparison Guide Updated

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - at 09:22

Categories: Graphics Cards   Tags: , , , ,

Tech ARP has updated its graphics cards comparison guide and now 355 desktop graphics cards are covered. This comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare 18 different specifications for each and every card.

You can jump to the guide HERE.

Changelog: v14.3

  • Added the NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+graphics card.
    Corrected the performance specifications of the NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GSO graphics card.
    Total cards : 355

WordPress 2.6 Released

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - at 09:13

Categories: Industry News, Softwares   Tags: , , ,

The new version of WordPress (this blog is powered by WordPress!) has been released yesterday.

Read more HERE.
Download WordPress 2.6 HERE.

Version 2.6 of WordPress.org is now available, almost a month ahead schedule. Version 2.6 “Tyner,” named for jazz pianist McCoy Tyner, contains a number of new features that make WordPress a more powerful CMS: you can now track changes to every post and page and easily post from wherever you are on the web, plus there are dozens of incremental improvements to the features introduced in version 2.5.

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