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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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GeeXLab - 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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GeeXLab - 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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CES 2017

A new shader stage has been added in the new Vega GPU architecture. This new stage is called primitive shader.

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... the updated geometry engines will also feature one more advancement, which AMD is calling the primitive shader. A new shader stage that runs in place of the usual vertex and geometry shader path, the primitive shader allows for the high speed discarding of hidden/unnecessary primitives. Along with improving the total primitive rate, discarding primitives is the next best way to improve overall geometry performance, especially as game geometry gets increasingly fine, and very small, overdrawn triangles risk choking the GPU.

AMD isn’t offering any real detail here in how the primitive shader operates, and as a result I’m curious here whether this is something that AMD’s shader compiler can automatically add, or if it requires developers to specifically call it (like they would vertex and geometry shaders).

source





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CES 2017

The power of Pascal-based GPU farms.

The new GeForce NOW service gives you instant access to a virtual GeForce GTX 1080 gaming PC in the cloud. It turns your Mac or PC into a high-performance GeForce gaming machine.

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Want to play new PC games but have a macOS- or Windows-based machine that isn’t up to the task? Become an NVIDIA GeForce NOW™ user and get instant access to GeForce GTX 1080 gaming in the cloud to play the latest games in high-definition at maximum settings and smooth framerates.

GeForce NOW connects to the leading digital stores, which means you can install the platforms and the games you currently own on your virtual gaming PC in the cloud. You can even directly install free-to-play games. Whichever game you choose, GeForce NOW supports the standard features you’re used to, including multiplayer gaming, friends lists, chat, and achievements.

The GeForce NOW service has a cost:

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Prices are tied to the virtual PCs’ GPUs. $25 will get you 20 hours on a GTX 1060, while the same amount of money buys 10 hours on a GTX 1080 PC. You'll get between four and eight free hours to start off with, and Nvidia says installing games doesn’t count toward play times.

Links:

- GeForce NOW homepage
- GeForce NOW FAQ
- news @ techspot.com
- news @ techpowerup.com

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GeeXLab - english forum / Re: GeeXLab 0.13.0.0 released
« on: December 31, 2016, 10:47:59 AM »
I will update my mac-mini with the latest patch of Sierra and I will do some tests.
I let you you as soon as possible.

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / Re: HWiNFO32 & HWiNFO64 v5.42 released
« on: December 23, 2016, 12:44:27 PM »
HWiNFO added in the Download Zone:

- HWiNFO64
- HWiNFO32

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Geeks3D's GPU Tools / Re: GTX 970 FurMark Crash
« on: December 23, 2016, 11:45:46 AM »
A GeForce GTX 970 has a power consumption around 150W - 200W. The Corsair V650 should do the job correctly.

If you toggle the torus rendering, the GPU power and GPU usage should drop significantly like on the following screenshots:
- torus rendering ON: GPU power: 101%TDP and GPU usage: 99%
- torus rendering OFF: GPU power: 20%TDP and GPU usage: 34%

Test system: GTX 1070 + R376.09 + win10 64-bit

And yes, when the furry torus is not rendered, the GPU has less to do. Maybe a driver issue...






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3D-Tech News Around The Web / Re: (Shadertoy) Rainforest
« on: December 23, 2016, 10:53:47 AM »
Thanks for porting the demo to GeeXLab!

Runs at 48-50FPS on a GTX 1060 with R376.19.


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3D-Tech News Around The Web / VFPR - a Vulkan Forward Plus Renderer
« on: December 20, 2016, 04:33:20 PM »
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In this project, we created a Forward Plus (tiled forward) renderer in Vulkan using compute shader to deal with light culling.

Our implementation is ~1000% faster than regular forward renderer (tested in Vulkan) under the condition of 200 lights.

Yes, Vulkan is really powerful! We learned about Vulkan at SIGGRAPH 2016 at Anaheim, and decided to dive into it at our final project.

Links:
- VFPR @ github





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The Nintendo Switch, the upcoming home gaming system from Nintendo, has been added on December 18 2016  to the list of Vulkan and OpenGL conformant products at Khronos. The gaming console will support the following APIs: Vulkan 1.0, OpenGL 4.5 and OpenGL ES 3.2.

Links:
- Vulkan Conformant Products @ Khronos
- OpenGL Conformant Products @ Khronos
- OpenGL ES Conformant Products @ Khronos
- News @ gamasutra.com

- Nintendo Switch Press Release
- First Look at Nintendo Switch @ youtube





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3D-Tech News Around The Web / Vulkan API specifications 1.0.38 released
« on: December 19, 2016, 08:22:09 PM »
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* Bump API patch number and header version number to 38 for this update.

Github Issues:

  * Make ename:VK_PIPELINE_STAGE_HOST_BIT invalid for all stage masks,
    except for flink:vkCmdWaitEvents (public issue 261).

Internal Issues:

  * Added validation language for flink:vkQueueBindSparse,
    slink:VkPresentInfoKHR, and slink:VkSubmitInfo, and a note to the
    <<synchronization-semaphores-waiting,Semaphore Waiting and Unsignaling>>
    section to clarify that semaphores must be signaled and waited on in a
    1:1 fashion (internal issue 546).
  * Modify valid usage for slink:VkBufferImageCopy to only require
    pname:bufferOffset to be a multiple of the image format's element size
    when the format is not depth/stencil (internal issue 594).

Other Issues:

  * Vulkan(R) is now a registered trademark symbol, and this is reflected in
    documents and copyright statements.

source: https://github.com/KhronosGroup/Vulkan-Docs/commit/70b659d28d01a75209d27afbfd764d1ef0d1dcb3

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / Re: TechPowerUp GPU-Z v1.16.0
« on: December 12, 2016, 06:13:10 PM »
Download zone updated again: [ GPU-Z 1.16.0 Download ]  ;)



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3D-Tech News Around The Web / Re: TechPowerUp GPU-Z v1.15.0
« on: December 12, 2016, 06:07:43 PM »
Download zone updated: [ GPU-Z 1.15.0 Download ]


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