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Geeks3D's GPU Tools / GPU Shark 0.9.11.x released
« on: March 23, 2017, 02:51:14 PM »
GPU Shark 0.9.11.0 has been released. Complete story and download:

http://www.geeks3d.com/20170323/gpu-shark-0-9-11-released/

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At GDC 2017, in San Francisco during February, Khronos™ released several new Vulkan® extensions for cross-platform Virtual Reality rendering and multiple GPU access. This functionality has been initially released as KHX extensions to enable feedback from the developer community before being incorporated into final specifications.

One key question that we have been asked since GDC is whether the Vulkan multi-GPU functionality is specifically tied to ship only on Windows 10.

The good news is that the Vulkan multi-GPU specification is very definitely NOT tied to Windows 10. It is possible to implement the Vulkan multi-GPU extension on any desktop OS including Windows 7, 8.X and 10 and Linux.

Some of the Khronos GDC presentations mentioned that for Vulkan multi-GPU functionality, Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) must be in Linked Display Adapter (LDA) mode. That was not a very clear statement that has caused some confusion. And so it is worth clarifying that:

1/ The use of WDDM is referring to the use of Vulkan multi-GPU functionality on Windows. On other OS, WDDM is not necessary to implement the Vulkan multi-GPU extension.

2/ On Windows, the use of LDA mode can make implementing Vulkan multi-GPU functionality easier, and will probably be used by most implementations, but it is not strictly necessary.

3/ If an implementation on Windows does decide to use LDA mode, it is NOT tied to Windows 10. LDA mode has been available on many versions of Windows, including Windows 7 and 8.X.

Khronos always strives to make its specifications as cross platform as possible. Of course, what products ship on which OS is up to the implementers of each specification, but Khronos is already aware of vendor plans to ship multi-GPU functionality on platforms other than Windows 10, including Linux.

Source: https://www.khronos.org/blog/vulkan-multi-gpu-support-not-just-for-windows-10



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GeeXLab - english forum / Shadertoy demos in Vulkan (Geomechanical)
« on: March 22, 2017, 11:35:42 AM »
Another shadertoy demo ported to Vulkan:



Will be available in the next update of the code sample pack.

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / WebGLNext: Obsidian API Proposal
« on: March 22, 2017, 09:36:05 AM »
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This is Mozilla's draft proposal for the GPU API for the Web, called Obsidian. It is a low-level API that provides maximum feature set of the GPU to the web applications. The API is designed for WebAssembly, modern GPUs, and multi-threaded environment in mind.

Obsidian is a temporary code name, signifying the Vulkan roots of the API:

Obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass formed as an extrusive igneous rock.
This proposal is not a specification. It includes reasoning for the design decisions, draft WebIDL and a bit of example code. We don't aim to provide a complete specification, instead we want this proposal to represent our vision of the future API in the working group discussions, a vision of rich graphics on the Web powered by a low-level explicit API.

The contents are split into the following sections:

1/ introduction and philosophy
2/ design details, differences from Vulkan/D3D12
3/ synchronization and memory model
4/ API and examples

Link to the complete proposal:
https://github.com/KhronosGroup/WebGLNext-Proposals/tree/master/Obsidian-Mozilla

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This patch set adds support for vega10.  Major changes and supported
features:
- new vbios interface
- Lots of new hw IPs
- Support for video decode using UVD
- Support for video encode using VCE
- Support for 3D via radeonsi
- Power management
- Full display support via DC
- Support for SR-IOV

Source: https://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/amd-gfx/2017-March/006525.html

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Vega 10 device support:

    {0x1002, 0x6860, PCI_ANY_ID, PCI_ANY_ID, 0, 0, CHIP_VEGA10},
    {0x1002, 0x6861, PCI_ANY_ID, PCI_ANY_ID, 0, 0, CHIP_VEGA10},
    {0x1002, 0x6862, PCI_ANY_ID, PCI_ANY_ID, 0, 0, CHIP_VEGA10},
    {0x1002, 0x6863, PCI_ANY_ID, PCI_ANY_ID, 0, 0, CHIP_VEGA10},
    {0x1002, 0x6867, PCI_ANY_ID, PCI_ANY_ID, 0, 0, CHIP_VEGA10},
    {0x1002, 0x686c, PCI_ANY_ID, PCI_ANY_ID, 0, 0, CHIP_VEGA10},
    {0x1002, 0x687f, PCI_ANY_ID, PCI_ANY_ID, 0, 0, CHIP_VEGA10},

Polaris 12 device support:

    {0x1002, 0x6980, PCI_ANY_ID, PCI_ANY_ID, 0, 0, CHIP_POLARIS12},
    {0x1002, 0x6981, PCI_ANY_ID, PCI_ANY_ID, 0, 0, CHIP_POLARIS12},
    {0x1002, 0x6985, PCI_ANY_ID, PCI_ANY_ID, 0, 0, CHIP_POLARIS12},
    {0x1002, 0x6986, PCI_ANY_ID, PCI_ANY_ID, 0, 0, CHIP_POLARIS12},
    {0x1002, 0x6987, PCI_ANY_ID, PCI_ANY_ID, 0, 0, CHIP_POLARIS12},
    {0x1002, 0x6995, PCI_ANY_ID, PCI_ANY_ID, 0, 0, CHIP_POLARIS12},
    {0x1002, 0x699F, PCI_ANY_ID, PCI_ANY_ID, 0, 0, CHIP_POLARIS12},

Other related links:
- AMD Sends Out 100 Patches, Enabling Vega Support In AMDGPU DRM
- AMD GPU Linux driver patches lists seven Vega 10 IDs
- AMD's Vega 10 GPU has appeared in Linux drivers


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Falcor is a Direct3D 12 real-time rendering framework. It aims to improve productivity of research and prototype projects. Its features include:

- Abstract many common graphics operations, such as shader compilation, model loading and scene rendering.
- VR support using OpenVR.
- Common rendering effects such as shadows and post-processing effects.

This is an alpha version. The interfaces are not final yet and there might be some performance/stability issues.
If you'd like OpenGL support, please consider using Falcor 1.0 ('rel-1.0' branch). Note that though Falcor 1.0 is not supported anymore, it is stable and optimized.

More information and source code: https://github.com/NVIDIA/Falcor

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / Re: TechPowerUp GPU-Z v1.18.0
« on: March 20, 2017, 09:23:16 PM »
Added to the download zone: GPU-Z 1.18.0




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3D-Tech News Around The Web / (Demoscene) Watch demos 24/7
« on: March 09, 2017, 05:41:43 PM »
Watch demos 24/7: http://tv.pouet.net/




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3D-Tech News Around The Web / Re: Notepad++ 7.33 released
« on: March 09, 2017, 10:41:01 AM »
Updated in the DLZ:

- Notepad++ 7.3.3

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / Re: HWiNFO32 and HWiNFO64 v5.46 released
« on: March 09, 2017, 10:40:37 AM »
Updated in the DLZ:

- HWiNFO 5.46 64-bit
- HWiNFO 5.46 32-bit

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / Re: AMD Crimson ReLive Edition 17.13.1
« on: March 07, 2017, 12:49:20 PM »
Crimson 17.3.1 + RX470 + Win10 64-bit:





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3D-Tech News Around The Web / hashcat 3.40 released
« on: March 06, 2017, 03:06:26 PM »
hashcat is the world's fastest and most advanced password recovery utility, supporting five unique modes of attack for over 200 highly-optimized hashing algorithms. hashcat currently supports CPUs, GPUs, and other hardware accelerators on Linux, Windows, and OSX, and has facilities to help enable distributed password cracking.

New version 3.40 is available here: https://hashcat.net/hashcat/

Complete changelog: https://hashcat.net/forum/thread-6351.html

A quick way to benchmark your GPU with haskhcat is to run the following command:

hashcat64 -b



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Geeks3D's GPU Tools / GPU Caps Viewer 1.33.1 released
« on: March 06, 2017, 11:55:36 AM »
A new version of GPU Caps Viewer is available. The version 1.33.1.0 is a maintenance release that fixes a bug in the Vulkan initialization routine:

Download:
http://www.geeks3d.com/20170302/gpu-caps-viewer-1-33-0-opengl-vulkan-opencl-cuda-information-utility/

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Probably a crash with the Vulkan support. Please try the version 1.33.1 that fixes a bug in the Vulkan initialization code.

http://www.geeks3d.com/20170302/gpu-caps-viewer-1-33-0-opengl-vulkan-opencl-cuda-information-utility/

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Announced
« on: March 02, 2017, 01:23:07 PM »
NVIDIA has unveiled the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, a new graphics card based on the Pascal GP102 GPU. It's a slightly cut-down version of the full GP102 GPU used in the GTX TITAN X Pascal. The GTX 1080 Ti is priced at USD $699.

Main features:
- GPU: GP102 @ 1600MHz boost clock, 1480MHz base clock, 16nm process.
- CUDA cores: 3584
- Memory: 11GB of GDDR5X @ 11GHz effective, interface: 352-bit
- Texture units: 224
- ROPs: 88
- TDP: 220W
- Power connectors: 6-pin + 8-pin

More links:
- pcper.com
- techpowerup.com





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GeeXLab - english forum / Re: GeexLab 0.13 Direct X 12 CRASH on startup
« on: February 28, 2017, 07:15:20 PM »
Ok I've done a test with my notebook ASUS GL553VD that has a GTX 1050 and a HD Graphics 630. And at first sight, DX12 demos work fine on the HD Graphics 630 (with graphics driver v4550):



According to your dxdiag report, you have the driver v4358. Maybe this old driver is the source of the crash. Try a more recent one:
- v4590
- v4501


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GeeXLab - english forum / Re: GeexLab 0.13 Direct X 12 CRASH on startup
« on: February 28, 2017, 06:39:50 PM »
I will do a test. I let you know asap.

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