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Geeks3D's GPU Tools / GPU Caps Viewer released
« on: August 15, 2017, 12:08:44 PM »
A maintenance release of GPU Caps Viewer is available:

Version - 2017.08.14
+ added support of AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 and Vega 56.
+ added support of AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition.
* fixed a bug that prevented the GPU panel from being properply updated when
  a GeeXLab demo was running.
! updated with latest GeeXLab SDK libs.
! updated: GPU Shark
! updated: ZoomGPU 1.21.1 (GPU monitoring library).


Geeks3D's GPU Tools / GPU Shark released
« on: August 15, 2017, 11:54:38 AM »
A maintenance release of GPU Shark is ready.

Version - 2017.08.14
+ added support of AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 and Vega 56.
+ added support of AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition.
! updated: ZoomGPU 1.21.1 (GPU monitoring library).


3D-Tech News Around The Web / AMD Vega GPU architecture whitepaper
« on: August 15, 2017, 11:17:00 AM »
Vega is the most sweeping change to AMD’s core graphics technology since the
introduction of the first GCN-based chips five years ago. The Vega
architecture is intended to meet today’s needs by embracing several
principles: flexible operation, support for large data sets, improved
power efficiency, and extremely scalable performance. Vega
introduces a host of innovative features in pursuit of this vision, which
we’ll describe in the following pages. This new architecture promises
to revolutionize the way GPUs are used in both established and
emerging markets by offering developers new levels of control,
flexibility, and scalability.


3D-Tech News Around The Web / Vulkan SDK 1.0.57 released
« on: August 11, 2017, 06:25:10 PM »
Released: August 10, 2017

This new Vulkan SDK release includes the following updates:

    A new Device Simulation Layer that allows JSON configuration of device-reported limits and capabilities
    New options in spirv-opt to reduce SPIR-V binary size
    New Vulkan extensions introduced since the 1.0.54 SDK:
    Updates to loader, layers, and documents to reflect new extensions and changes defined in Vulkan version
    Scores of bug fixes and validation coverage improvements

More details are available here:


3D-Tech News Around The Web / vkDOOM3: Vulkan renderer for DOOM 3
« on: August 11, 2017, 02:59:18 PM »
vkDOOM3 adds a Vulkan renderer to DOOM 3 BFG Edition. It was written as an example of how to use Vulkan for writing something more sizable than simple recipes. It covers topics such as General Setup, Proper Memory & Resource Allocation, Synchronization, Pipelines, etc.

NOTE: For those just wanting to dive straight into the Vulkan code you can find it here... neo/renderer/Vulkan. Also you can just search for ID_VULKAN.


Geeks3D's GPU Tools / Re: GPU Shark 0.10.x released
« on: August 10, 2017, 03:28:45 PM »
GPU Shark is a standalone executable and is only shipped in a portable way. Then, just extract the archive where you want (as long as you keep the amd_ags_x86.dll in the same folder than GPUShark.exe) and launch GPU Shark. You can extract the zip archive in the C or D (or E...) drive, really where you want.

GeeXLab - english forum / Re: How to quit??
« on: August 10, 2017, 10:22:10 AM »
The 0x500 is an old error in the RPi version of GeeXLab. Since all demos work fine, I never took the time to fix it.  And indeed it has no relation with quit issue.

In the GL ES version, there is no window manager provided by Raspbian. I have had to code the low level keyboard and mouse management. That could explain why sometime for some reasons, GeeXLab does not respond correctly... The OpenGL 2.1 version does not have this issue because keyboard and mouse are managed by X11. I will try to improve input management of the GL ES version in one of the next updates.

Geeks3D's GPU Tools / Re: GPU Shark 0.10.x released
« on: August 10, 2017, 10:13:09 AM »
The amd_ags_x86.dll is shipped with GPU Shark zip archive. Maybe this DLL was missing in the archive hosted by majorgeeks. Try to download GPU Shark from the official download link:

This DLL is only used when an AMD GPU is detected and it should not prevent GPU Shark from running properly on your system.

Let me know.

Geeks3D's GPU Tools / Re: GPU Caps Viewer 1.36.x released
« on: August 09, 2017, 04:08:16 PM »
I just added a new version v1.36.1.1 with custom color disabled. You can find the exe in the ZIP version of GPU Caps Viewer (GPU_Caps_Viewer_v2.exe).


Let me know.

Geeks3D's GPU Tools / Re: Furmark changed monitor colors(gamma)
« on: August 09, 2017, 11:12:28 AM »
Thanks for your feedback. I'm glad you found the solution!
I have a 2405FPW since at least 10 years and it works still perfectly.

Geeks3D's GPU Tools / GPU Shark released
« on: August 09, 2017, 11:07:58 AM »
GPU Shark has been released:

Version – 2017.08.09
* bugfix: clock speeds on Radeon GPUs.
+ added support Radeon HD 7340 (devID: 0x9808).
! updated: ZoomGPU 1.21.0 (GPU monitoring library).

GeeXLab - english forum / Re: How to quit??
« on: August 09, 2017, 09:16:39 AM »
ESC should be enough to quit GeeXLab on RPi. Which GeeXLab have you tested? The OpenGL ES or the OpenGL 2.1 ?

I recommend you the OpenGL 2.1 version (it requires raspbian jessie) because it creates a real X11 window you can move and close like any other windows.

Geeks3D's GPU Tools / Re: GPU Caps Viewer 1.36.x released
« on: August 02, 2017, 04:23:28 PM »
Will try to fix this.

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

- homepage @ NVIDIA
- source code @ github

3D-Tech News Around The Web / Re: NVIDIA GeForce driver 385.12 beta
« on: August 01, 2017, 07:04:41 PM »
Nope I can't because I no longer have the Quadro P5000. The only Quadro I have is the K4000. Will try to test the driver with it.

Yes #SwissNationalDay  ;)

3D-Tech News Around The Web / GLEW 2.1.0 with OpenGL 4.6 support
« on: August 01, 2017, 03:24:49 PM »
The OpenGL Extension Wrangler Library (GLEW) is a cross-platform open-source C/C++ extension loading library. GLEW provides efficient run-time mechanisms for determining which OpenGL extensions are supported on the target platform. OpenGL core and extension functionality is exposed in a single header file. GLEW has been tested on a variety of operating systems, including Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, Irix, and Solaris.

[07-31-17] GLEW 2.1.0 adds support for OpenGL 4.6, new extensions and minor bug fixes


3D-Tech News Around The Web / Vulkan API specifications 1.0.57 released
« on: August 01, 2017, 01:52:36 PM »
Change log for August 1, 2017 Vulkan 1.0.57 spec update:
  * Bump API patch number and header version number to 57 for this update.

Github Issues:

  * Fix error in description of ename:VK_FORMAT_ETC2_R8G8B8A8_SRGB_BLOCK
    block size (public issue 342).
  * Update documentation of ename:VK_PIPELINE_CREATE_ALLOW_DERIVATIVES_BIT
    to explicitly mention both graphics and compute pipelines (public issue

Internal Issues:

  * Document that
    slink:VkPhysicalDeviceLimits::pname:framebufferColorSampleCounts does
    not cover integer formats (internal issue 550).
  * Add a note under slink:VkImageViewCreateInfo describing how values meant
    for one format can be sanitized when used via another format (internal
    issue 927).
  * Add valid usage statements to ftext:vkCmd* documenting that image
    subresources used as attachments must not be accessed as non-attachments
    in a render pass (internal issue 929).
  * Remove obsolete 'validextensionstructs' attribute from +vk.xml+, the XML
    schema, and the schema documentation (internal issue 946).

New Extensions:

  * `VK_AMD_mixed_attachment_samples`
  * `VK_EXT_post_depth_coverage`
  * `VK_KHR_relaxed_block_layout`
  * `VK_NV_depth_range_unrestricted`


Geeks3D's GPU Tools / GPU Caps Viewer 1.36.x released
« on: August 01, 2017, 01:39:28 PM »
GPU Caps Viewer is available with OpenGL 4.6 support.

More information and downloads:

Windows driver version 382.88 and Linux drivers version 381.26.11 provide beta support for OpenGL 4.6 and GLSL 4.60 on capable hardware.


More info about OpenGL 4.6:

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