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3D-Tech News Around The Web / AMD Ryzen Downcore Control
« on: February 27, 2017, 04:51:42 PM »
The downcore control is a new feature of AMD Ryzen processors that allow to disable CPU cores. This feature is likely available in motherboard BIOS.



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3D-Tech News Around The Web / AMD AM4 (Ryzen) Platform Feature Summary
« on: February 27, 2017, 04:32:23 PM »
Here is a summary of the different chipsets with features available for AMD Ryzen processors: X370, B350 and A320. Currently only X370 and B350 based motherboards are available.




GIGABYTE Aorus AX370 motherboard:


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Anounced today the Game Developers Conference, OpenXR is an open standard for portable Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) applications and devices.



The cross-platform VR standard eliminates industry fragmentation by enabling applications to be written once to run on any VR system, and to access VR devices integrated into those VR systems to be used by applications.

Links:
- OpenXR - Cross-Platform, Portable, Virtual Reality
- The OpenXR Working Group is Here!
- Khronos Reveals API Updates & New Working Groups at GDC




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3D-Tech News Around The Web / Vulkan API specifications 1.0.42 released
« on: February 27, 2017, 01:02:47 PM »
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Change log for February 27, 2017 Vulkan 1.0.42 spec update:
  * Bump API patch number and header version number to 42 for this update
    (the first anniversary edition).

Github Issues:

  * Changed asciidoctor macros so cross-page links in the standalone
    reference pages function properly (public issue 462).

Internal Issues:

  * Clarified host visibility discussion for slink:VkMemoryType,
    flink:vkInvalidateMappedMemoryRanges, elink:VkAccessFlagBits, and the
    <<synchronization-framebuffer-regions,Framebuffer Region Dependencies>>
    section, removing duplicated information and adding a central definition
    in the access types section (internal issue 552).
  * Change description of
    slink:vkGetPhysicalDeviceSurfacePresentModesKHR::pname:pPresentModes to
    return an array of values, not structures (internal issue 699).

New Extensions:

  * Add a NOTE to the <<extensions,Layers & Extensions>> chapter describing
    the experimental status of `KHX` extensions.
  * Add new Khronos, Khronos Experimental, and vendor Vulkan extensions for
    release at GDC:
  ** VK_KHR_descriptor_update_template
  ** VK_KHR_push_descriptor
  ** VK_KHX_device_group
  ** VK_KHX_device_group_creation
  ** VK_KHX_external_memory
  ** VK_KHX_external_memory_capabilities
  ** VK_KHX_external_memory_fd
  ** VK_KHX_external_memory_win32
  ** VK_KHX_external_semaphore
  ** VK_KHX_external_semaphore_capabilities
  ** VK_KHX_external_semaphore_fd
  ** VK_KHX_external_semaphore_win32
  ** VK_KHX_multiview
  ** VK_KHX_win32_keyed_mutex
  ** VK_EXT_discard_rectangles
  ** VK_MVK_ios_surface
  ** VK_MVK_macos_surface
  ** VK_NVX_multiview_per_view_attributes
  ** VK_NV_clip_space_w_scaling
  ** VK_NV_geometry_shader_passthrough
  ** VK_NV_sample_mask_override_coverage
  ** VK_NV_viewport_array2
  ** VK_NV_viewport_swizzle
  * Add new GLSL vendor extensions to support new builtin variables:
  ** GL_EXT_device_group
  ** GL_EXT_multiview

source: https://github.com/KhronosGroup/Vulkan-Docs/commit/fd0e4c3b67dd07877eae97965e863f2945104d9e

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / AMD Ryzen 7 Processors Announced
« on: February 22, 2017, 06:40:45 PM »
AMD Ryzen 7 processors have been announced today. The Ryzen line-up includes 3 processors:

- Ryzen 7 1800X: 8C/16T, 3.6 GHz base, 4.0 GHz turbo, 16MB cache, 95W, $499
- Ryzen 7 1700X: 8C/16T, 3.4 GHz base, 3.8 GHz turbo, 16MB cache, 95W, $399
- Ryzen 7 1700: 8C/16T, 3.0 GHz base, 3.7 GHz turbo, 16MB cache, $329

Ryzen processors are availabel today in pre-order and general launch is planned on March 2nd.


More stories:
- AMD Ryzen 7 Release @ youtube
- anandtech.com
- overclock3d.net
- wccftech.com





The new CPU cooler for Ryzen (based on Wraith coolers):




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NVIDIA has updated its homepage with a countdown:



In the source code of the homepage, there is a reference to the background video that confirms the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti:
Code: [Select]
http://www.nvidia.co.uk/content/events/gdc-2017/GTX1080Ti_Countdown__Hero_1920x1080_h264_2mbps.mp4

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English forum / Re: Raspberry Pi 3 as a tiny VJ platform
« on: February 15, 2017, 08:29:45 PM »
or does geeXLab need windows and cannot display directly onto the framebuffer?

GeeXLab for RPi exists in two versions: one with OpenGL 2.1 and one with OpenGL ES 2.0. GeeXLab with OpenGL 2.1 requires X11. GeeXLab for OpenGL ES 2.0 does not use a window manager, it renders the scene  directly in the framebuffer. Maybe you can try this version, and start GeeXLab and load scenes via command line.

In the code sample pack, you will find OpenGL ES 2.0 demos in the gles-20/ folder.

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Palit Microsystems Ltd, the leading graphics card manufacturer, releases a new line called KalmX and is consist of GeForce GTX 1050Ti series. With passive cooler and the advanced powerful Pascal architecture, Palit GeForce GTX 1050Ti KalmX - pursue the silent 0dB gaming environment.

Palit GeForce GTX 1050 Ti KalmX Features:

- The first passive cooler for GTX1050 Ti in the market
- Two nickel plated heat pipes
- Vast volume of nickel plated fins
- Copper base with heat pipes for best heat dissipation from GPU to fins
- No external power required, good for small case PC
- Affordable GTX series product, great C/P value
- Great Hardware Components

- GTX 1050 Ti KalmX homepage
- GTX 1050 Ti KalmX press release


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Ok, I think recent drivers from NVIDIA and AMD come with serious changes in Vulkan API that can explain the crashes. I prefer that. I have to dive in my Vulkan code (GeeXLab) and hunt the bug! I will do this asap.

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / NVIDIA Quadro GP100 Announced
« on: February 07, 2017, 03:03:42 PM »
The new Quadro GP100, based on a full Pascal GPU, should be launched in March 2017.

Main features:
- CUDA cores: 3584
- Boost clock: 1430 MHz
- Textures units: 224
- ROPs: 128
- VRAM: 16GB HBM2
- TDP: 235W




Links:
- NVIDIA Announces Quadro GP100 - Big Pascal Comes to Workstations
- Nvidia unveils Quadro cards powered by full GP100 Pascal GPUs, HBM2
- Nvidia Quadro GP100: Big Pascal, HBM2, and NVLink comes to workstations
- NVIDIA Powers New Class of Supercomputing Workstations with Breakthrough Capabilities for Design and Engineering

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Parallel BSP traversal in compute shader, outputs sorted IB, transparent scene rendered in 1 drawcall.

Links:
- Demo description
- DX11 demo (source + exe)

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Back in the early days of consumer level 3D graphics hardware, BSP trees were a common component in rendering systems. Over time it fell out of fashion as the geometric complexity increased exponentially, scenes became more dynamic, and mesh data and processing moved over to the GPU side. With that said, BSP trees do have a number of desirable properties that made them attractive solutions for the static world geometry. One such property is that one can easily traverse a BSP tree in strict visibility order. If you don't have a depth buffer, you can render things correctly by traversing it back-to-front, and if you do have one, especially with Hi-Z rejection, you can instead traverse it front-to-back and get the maximum utilization of that hardware. Now this may not be a major concern today, but sorting things for transparency is still a problem we struggle to solve properly, and for static geometry a BSP tree can solve that quite elegantly.



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3D-Tech News Around The Web / Fluid Paint - Oil painting in a browser
« on: February 07, 2017, 11:41:07 AM »
Fluid Paint is a WebGL oil painting application. It produces very realistic results:



Links:
- Fluid Paint
- Source code @ github

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English forum / Re: GeeXLab 0.13.0.0 released
« on: February 07, 2017, 11:37:10 AM »
@JeGX:
look - my comment about your ASUS GTX 1080 TURBO review. ;)

NOTE: sorry for wrong thread but I tried to send you this message in PM but this doesn't work. ::)

No problem. Yes I saw your message about the GTX1080 and the bad R376.09 driver...

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English forum / Re: Raspberry Pi 3 as a tiny VJ platform
« on: February 07, 2017, 11:35:46 AM »
Can it run without the windows manager? (no XWindows, directly from terminal)
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I don't understand what do you mean. Do you mean you can start GeeXLab from the command line (with options)?


Can the whole screen resolution show nothing but the visual programmed? i looked at the demos and they all had descriptions on screen

Yes absolutely. All descriptions you can see on demos are just for information. You can control their rendering by code. Actually, you have to code the display of information, because GeeXLab does not do it for you. GeeXLab renders exactly what you have coded. It does not render things that you didn't code. Some demos use frameworks (like the kx framework) to make demos coding easier. But you are not forced to use them. You can code with the low level GeeXLab API (lua and python) or create your own framework/lib. You are free!
 

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thanks for the report. I will test the Vulkan demos with a RX 470 asap!

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Will it see the day of light?

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Immersive gaming has never been more portable. Introducing Project Valerie, the world’s first automated triple display laptop. Constructed to be incredibly powerful yet mobile, this revolutionary laptop gives you easy access to three eye-popping 4K displays. Regardless of where you are, you can have the visual superiority of a 12K desktop setup to excel at both work and play.

Links:
- Project Valerie - Homepage
- Project Valerie - CES 2017 @ youtube
- Razer Project Valerie revealed - 11520 x 2160 Laptop: CES 2017 @ youtube





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