Particle Billboarding with the Geometry Shader (GLSL)
Particle Billboarding
Geometry Shader (GLSL)
Billboarding in the Vertex Shader (GLSL)
Billboarding
Vertex Shader (GLSL)
Leap Motion: Touchless Hand Tracking Controller
Leap Motion
Touchless Hand Tracking
GPU Buffers: Introduction to OpenGL 4.3 Shader Storage Buffers Objects
OpenGL 4.3
Shader Storage Buffers
GPU Buffers: Introduction to OpenGL 3.1 Uniform Buffers Objects
OpenGL 3.1
Uniform Buffers
Simple Introduction to OpenGL 4 Shader Subroutines
Intro to OpenGL 4
Shader Subroutines

Archive for August, 2008


NVIDIA ForceWare 177.89: OpenGL 3.0 Available!

2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - 2008/08/17 at 23:04

Categories: Forceware   Tags: , , , , ,

NVIDIA has released a new version of the 177 branch that contains OpenGL 3.0 support.


To enable OpenGL 3.0 functions, you need one of the following graphics cards:

  • Desktop: GeForce 8000 series or higher; GeForce GTX 260, 280; Quadro FX 370, 570, 1700, 3700, 4600, 4700×2, 5600
  • Notebook: GeForce 8000 series or higher; Quadro FX 360M, 370M, 570M, 770M, 1600M, 1700M, 2700M, 3600M, 3700M

Downloads:
ForceWare 177.89 XP 32-bit
ForceWare 177.89 XP 64-bit
ForceWare 177.89 Vista 32-bit
ForceWare 177.89 Vista 64-bit

I’ll publish tomorrow ForceWare 177.89 OpenGL extensions list. So stay tuned!


Thermalright T-Rad2 GPU Cooler Review

1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - at 23:00

Categories: VGA Coolers   Tags: , , , ,

Expreview has published a detailed article on Thermalright’s T-Rad2, a new cooler for GPU. T-Rad2 is compatible with mainstream display cards such as NVIDIA GeForce 9xxx and ATI Radeon HD 38xx/48xx Series. See at the end of the post, the link to the compatibiliy list.

FurMark has been used to overload the GPU.

Read the complete review here: Showing off the power of dual fan: Thermalright T-Rad2 GPU cooler review


Links:
- T-Rad2 @ thermalright.com
- Graphics Cards Compatibilities @ thermalright.com


New Features of DirectX 11 Explaned

1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - at 22:56

Categories: Game Development, Microsoft DirectX, Programming   Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,


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New Far Cry 2 Trailer

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Boost 1.36 Released

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Categories: Game Development, Programming   Tags: , , , , , ,

The new version of Boost is available. Boost is set of C++ librairies that extend the functionality of C++. Boost can be used with both open and closed source projects.


Links:
- Boost homepage
- Boost C++ Libraries
- Boost 1.36.0 Changelog


NVIDIA Interactive GPU-based Ray Tracer

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - at 22:44

Categories: Game Development, Programming, tech demo   Tags: , , ,

After ATI Cinema 2.0 tech-demo and Intel Ray Traced Quake Wars, it’s NVIDIA’s turn to show a demo of ray tracing. The following image shows NVIDIA’s fully interactive GPU-based ray tracer running at up to 30 fps at HD resolution (1920×1080).

Read the complete article here: NVIDIA Shows Interactive Ray Tracing on GPUs


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Workstation Graphics Card Comparison Guide v5.3

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - at 22:41

Categories: Graphics Cards   Tags: , , ,

TechARP has published the version 5.3 of its workstation graphics card comparison guide. Main workstation graphics cards are NVIDIA Quadro series and ATI FireGL (and soon FirePro).

The comparison guide is available here: Workstation Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 5.3

Changlelog:
- Added the ATI FirePro V5700 & V3700 graphics cards.
- Added the ATI FireGL V3350 and 2008 graphics cards.
- Corrected the Architecture specifications for the ATI FireGL V5600 & V3600 graphics cards.
- Number of cards: 107


Short Break for Geeks3D

2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - 2008/08/14 at 19:46

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No news during the two or three next days. Geeks3D takes few days’holiday ;)


Ruby 2.0: Cinema 2.0 Radeon Tech-Demo

1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - at 15:31

Categories: Graphics Cards, tech demo   Tags: , , , , , , ,

Here are some screenhots of Black Edition of Ruby: AMD’s brand-new Cinema 2.0 based tech-demo shows the fight of Ruby against a robot.


More screenshots here: Ruby 2.0: Screenshots and video of the new Radeon tech demo.


GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 260 Review

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - at 15:20

Categories: Graphics Cards   Tags: , , , , , ,

TweakTown has reviewed GIGABYTE’s GeForce GTX 260.

Read the complete review here: GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 260 Graphics Card

If you want to get in on the GTX bandwagon but still find the 280 too expensive, the GIGABYTE 260 might be your answer.

TES 1326 Infrared Thermometer used to measure output temperature

Conclusion:

The GTX 260 is definitely a good card in this price bracket and for people on SLI based motherboards we know that two of these cards are just going to absolutely fly along for only slightly more than a single GTX 280.


NVIDIA Quadro Plex: two Quadro FX 5800 GPUs

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Categories: Graphics Cards, NVIDIA CUDA   Tags: , , , , , , ,

For around $10,500, you can have the new Quadro Plex 2200 D2 that features two Quadro FX 5800 GPUs and 8Gb of graphics memory (4 GB per GPU). Quadro Plex of visual co-processors for workstation is designed for large datasets and models processing.

More info on Quadro Plex: Quadro Plex 2200 D2 @ NVIDIA


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Defcon 16 ISO

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Categories: Graphics Cards, Industry News   Tags: , , , , , ,

Defcon 16 is over but all presentation slides have been packed into an ISO file. You can grab it here: Defonc 16 ISO @ I-Hacked.com. MD5 and SHA1 keys are available here: Defcon16 CD ISO Posted.


For those who dont know, I-Hacked.com is a website that shows you how to take advantage of electronics technology to make it faster, give it added features, or to do things it was never intended to do.

They even have a section on graphics card hacking. Not really up to date, but it doesn’t matter.
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Dev.Mag: Game Developers Free Online Magazine

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Dev.Mag is a free online magazine for game developers.
Filled with tutorials, features, interviews, tech-pieces and so much more!


Contents of the issue # 24:
- Interview with German developers, Irrgheist.
- Blender App Engine introduction
- Penny Arcade Adventures review
- A guide to home-made sound effects for your games
- And much, much more.


Issue 24 can be directly download but to enjoy the other issues, just subscribe at Dev.Mag.


PowerColor Radeon HD 4870 Fails to Complete FurMark

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - at 13:55

Categories: FurMark, Graphics Cards   Tags: , , , , ,

Expreview has done some tests on the new Powercolor product, the Radeon HD 4870:


One of these tests is FurMark and the HD 4870 fails to complete one minute of FurMark’s stability test. Failure symptoms are VPU recovery message, red LED (on the PCB) that shines…

For one thing, BIOS limited fan speed too low, that results in a higher GPU temperature; For the other thing, it gets through 3DMark Vantage, but fails to complete FurMark test. We believe it’s the BIOS setting that causes these problems and asked PowerColor for a new BIOS, but the answer was not available yet.

Other pictures of Powercolor’s Radeon HD 4870: PowerColor HD 4870 in our hand, looks even better than reference.


System with 51 NVIDIA-based Graphics Cards

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - at 13:17

Categories: Graphics Cards, Hardware   Tags: , , , ,

This rig or better this farm built by a member of overclock.net forums, has 51 graphics cards (NVIDIA 8800) on 13 MSI P6N Diamond motherboards. All the power is used for Folding at Home.


5 Rigs of 20 GPUs


3 Rigs of 12 GPUs


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