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3D-Tech News Around The Web / NVIDIA Vulkan developer driver 397.96
« on: May 25, 2018, 04:49:24 PM »
Windows driver version 397.96 and Linux driver version 396.24.02 provide new features for Vulkan developers to test their upcoming Vulkan applications.
Windows 397.96
  Linux 396.24.02
 Release Updates May 24th, 2018 - Windows 397.96, Linux 396.24.02
 

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Radeon™ Software Adrenalin Edition 18.5.1 Release Notes

  Support For
    • Windows®10 April 2018 Update
    • AMD Ryzen™ Desktop Processors with Radeon™ Vega Graphics
    • Ancestors Legacy™
      • Up to 6% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.5.1 on the Radeon™ RX Vega 56 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.4.1 at 1920x1080 (1080p).1
      • Up to 13% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.5.1 on the Radeon™ RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.4.1 at 1920x1080 (1080p).2
    • Microsoft® PlayReady®3.0
      • Supported on Radeon RX 400 Series and Radeon RX 500 Series desktop graphics products.
Fixed Issues
  • HBCC options may not properly reset to default when Radeon Settings "Restore Factory Defaults" option is selected.
  • Destiny™2 may experience increasing load time durations when the game is run for extended periods of time.
  • Tearing may be observed in some borderless fullscreen games on Radeon FreeSync enabled displays when Radeon Software performance metrics is enabled.
  • Netflix™ playback through a web browser may experience corruption or hangs when using multi GPU enabled system configurations with Radeon RX 400 series or Radeon RX 500 series graphics products.
  • Radeon ReLive streaming or uploading of videos to Facebook™ may intermittently fail.
  • Brightness or white screen issues may be observed when playing The Crew™ on daytime maps.

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Changes in HWiNFO32 & HWiNFO64 v5.84 - Released on:  May-23-2018: 
 
  • Enhanced sensor monitoring on ASRock Z270M-ITX.
  • Fixed a possible crash on some systems with larger VBIOSes.
  • Fixed enumeration of multiple VBIOSes in VFCT.
  • Enhanced sensor monitoring on MSI X470 series mainboards.
  • Enhanced sensor monitoring on ASUS X470 series mainboards.
  • Updated monitoring of stopped fan on Sapphire Radeon RX Vega GPUs.
  • Enhanced sensor monitoring on GIGABYTE X470 series mainboards.
  • Enhanced sensor monitoring on ASRock Z370M Pro4.
  • Fixed monitoring of Extension/Assistant fans on some ASUS 100-300 Intel series boards.
  • Added reporting of Core Performance Order for AMD Pinnacle Ridge.
  • Added a workaround for problems installing driver on some systems.
  • Added reporting of Secure Boot state.
  • Fixed monitoring of EC temperatures on some ASUS Z170 series mainboards.
  • Fixed a possible crash on some systems using Microsoft East Asian/IME keyboards.
  • Added reporting of FPGA information via SMBIOS.
  • Enabled DELL EC sensor on Alienware Aurora systems.

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / NVIDIA FCAT VR 3.26
« on: May 18, 2018, 06:24:45 PM »
Download FCAT VR software to analyze GPU performance and quantify smoothness by identifying issues that simple frame-counters can miss.
https://international.download.nvidia.com/geforce-com/international/downloads/FCAT-VR_v3.26.0.zip

Had already been released in March, but NVIDIA never announces FCAT updates...

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / NVIDIA CUDA SDK 9.2 released
« on: May 17, 2018, 06:46:17 PM »
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The release notes for the CUDA Toolkit can be found online at http://docs.nvidia.com/cuda/cuda-toolkit-release-notes/index.html.
  2.1. General CUDA 
  • Improved kernel launch latency (using the <<< >>> syntax and the cudaLaunchKernel API) for both multithreaded and multi-GPU code by up to a factor of 2 compared to CUDA 9.0.
  • Added support for unified memory with address translation services (ATS) on IBM POWER9.
  • Added arithmetic operators for the __half2 data type and a volatile assignment operator for the __half data type.
  • Added version 6.2 of the Parallel Thread Execution instruction set architecture (ISA). For details about new instructions (activemask, FP16, and atomics) and deprecated instructions, see Parallel Thread Execution ISA Version 6.2 in the PTX documentation.
  • IPC functionality is now supported on Windows.
  • Added P2P write and read bandwidth and latency metrics to the p2pBandwidthLatencyTest sample.
  • Thrust now uses CUB v1.7.5.
  • Added some performance optimizations in Thrust for the templated complex type.
  • Added support for new operating systems. For a list of operating systems supported by CUDA, see the following information in the installation guides:
  • Changed CUDA_DEVICE_ORDER==FASTEST_FIRST to enumerate GPUs in descending order of performance.
  • Added a new driver API cuStreamGetCtx to retrieve the context associated with a stream. This API is primarily used by the multidevice cooperative launch runtime API to ensure that the specified function's module is loaded in the right context.
  • Added support for full core dump generation on Linux by using named pipes for MPS-based CUDA applications and CUDA applications that are not based on MPS.
  • Added these new helper APIs for cooperative groups:
    • grid_dim() to get the 3-dimensional grid size
    • block_dim() to get the 3-dimensional block size
 
CUDA Toolkit 9.2 Download
Open source:
http://developer.download.nvidia.com/compute/cuda/opensource/9.2.95/cuda-gdb-9.2.95.src.tar.gz
http://developer.download.nvidia.com/compute/cuda/opensource/9.2.95/nsight-sources-9.2.95.tar.gz
http://developer.download.nvidia.com/compute/cuda/opensource/9.2.88/cuda-gdb-9.2.88.src.tar.gz
http://developer.download.nvidia.com/compute/cuda/opensource/9.2.88/nsight-sources-9.2.88.tar.gz
http://developer.download.nvidia.com/compute/cuda/opensource/9.2.64/cuda-gdb-9.2.64.src.tar.gz
http://developer.download.nvidia.com/compute/cuda/opensource/9.2.64/nsight-sources-9.2.64.tar.gz


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3D-Tech News Around The Web / (Shadertoy) Old Watch
« on: May 12, 2018, 04:47:21 PM »
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This shader uses Image Based Lighting (IBL) to render an old watch. The materials of the objects have physically-based properties. I have used the IBL technique as explained in the article 'Real Shading in Unreal Engine 4' by Brian Karis of Epic Games.



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3D-Tech News Around The Web / NVIDIA Vulkan developer driver 397.76
« on: May 12, 2018, 06:46:10 AM »
Windows driver version 397.76 and Linux driver version 396.18.11 provide new features for Vulkan developers to test their upcoming Vulkan applications.


Windows 397.76
  Linux 396.18.11
  SHIELD Android TV
 Release Updates May 11th, 2018 - Windows 397.76, Linux 396.18.11
 
  • Pick up the latest fixes from general release driver 397.64
May 7th, 2018 - Linux 396.18.08
 
  • Fix for the Alt-Tab freeze with DXVK
NBafter installing via setup.exe on Optimus rig, NVIDIA OpenCL was not available.Installing via have disk method fixed the issue.

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 Game Ready Drivers provide the best possible gaming experience for all major new releases, including Virtual Reality games. Prior to a new title launching, our driver team is working up until the last minute to ensure every performance tweak and bug fix is included for the best gameplay on day-1.
 
 Game Ready
 Provides the optimal gaming experience for Destiny 2: Warmind, Conan Exiles, and Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire
 http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/397.64/397.64-win10-win8-win7-notebook-release-notes.pdf
 http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/397.64/397.64-notebook-win10-64bit-international-whql.exe

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 A PDF containing an overview and alphabetical listing of Windows commands

     https://download.microsoft.com/download/5/8/9/58911986-D4AD-4695-BF63-F734CD4DF8F2/ws-commands.pdf

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / TechPowerUp GPU-Z 2.9.0 Released
« on: May 07, 2018, 07:11:55 PM »
   GPU-Z is a lightweight utility designed to give you all information about your video card and GPU.



    Version History   v2.9.0 (May 7th, 2018) 
  • Fixed empty or incorrect readings for NVIDIA GPUs in TCC mode (Quadro/Tesla)
  • Added WDDM 2.4 support for Windows 10 RS4 / April Update / Spring Creators Update
  • Added support for NVIDIA Tesla V100
  • Added support for Haswell GT1 in Celeron 2961Y
  • Added support for HBM2 memory type in Advanced Panel, NVIDIA BIOS
  • Added support for perf cap reason 'none' (Tesla in TCC mode)
  • Addded more Bristol Ridge models
  • Fixed detection for AMD Carrizo/Bristol/Stoney
  • Changed Wani name to Carrizo/Bristol
  • Fixed DirectX support reporting for ATI RV200
  • Vega's SOC Clock and Hot Spot sensors are now disabled by default at request of AMD. You can enable them any time in settings
  • When GPU-Z is set to launch on Window startup, disable "This file was downloaded from Internet" message
  • Fixed top right button corruption when resizing the window
  • Improved drawing code for sensor graph 

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / NVIDIA Vulkan developer driver 397.54
« on: May 04, 2018, 05:38:54 AM »
 Windows driver version 397.54 and Linux driver version 396.18.07 provide new features for Vulkan developers to test their upcoming Vulkan applications.
 Windows 397.54
   Linux 396.18.07
   SHIELD Android TV
   Release Updates   May 3rd, 2018 - Windows 397.54, Linux 396.18.07
 
  • Shader compiler bug fixes

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 Answer ID 4661

This is GeForce Hot Fix driver version 397.55 that addresses the following:
 
 - After driver installation, Device Manager may report Code 43 error on a few GTX 1060 cards models.
 - Netflix playback may occasionally stutter.
 - Added support for Microsoft Surface Book notebooks.
 - Windows 10: Driver may get removed after PC has been left idle for an extended period of time.
 
 Click the appropriate link to download.
Windows 10 x64:
Click Here
Windows 8.1/Windows 7 x64:
Click Here


Please note: Effective April 2018, Game Ready Driver upgrades, including performance enhancements, new features, and bug fixes, will be available only on Kepler, Maxwell, and Pascal series GPUs. Critical security updates will be available on Fermi series GPUs through January 2019. A complete list of Fermi series GeForce GPUs can be found here.
 

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 Download now

http://de.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/396.24/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-396.24.run

http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/FreeBSD-x86_64/396.24/NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86_64-396.24.tar.gz

http://fr.download.nvidia.com/solaris/396.24/NVIDIA-Solaris-x86-396.24.run

As aforementioned R396 supports only 64 bit OS. Ignore the file names.

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  • Added support for the following GPUs:   
    • GeForce GTX 1050 with Max-Q Design
       Quadro P3200
       Quadro P4200
  • Fixed a regression that caused the current MetaMode's ViewPortIn and ViewPortOut settings to be preserved across RandR modesets. The driver now clears ViewPortIn and ViewPortOut when the mode is set through RandR, restoring the behavior that existed prior to the regression.
  • Improved error reporting in the Vulkan driver if libnvidia-glvkspirv.so, the new Vulkan SPIR-V compiler added in 396.24, cannot be found at run time.
  • Fixed performance regressions and corruption issues in the new Vulkan SPIR-V compiler.
  • Added support for 32-bit PCI domains throughout the NVIDIA driver stack. This support is required for running Linux VMs with recent versions of the pci_hyperv driver on top of Hyper-V.
  • Updated the SLI Mosaic configuration page in nvidia-settings to make more layout configurations available, including configurations that do not utilize all of the available displays.
  • Added reporting of EGL information to nvidia-settings.
  • Added support for a new Vulkan SPIR-V compiler which reduces shader compilation time and shader system memory consumption.
     
     A new environment variable can be used to enable (1) (default) or disable (0) the new compiler if errors in existing applications are found:
     
     __GL_NextGenCompiler=<int>
     
     The following application profile setting with the same definition is also available:
     
     { "pattern" : [], "profile" : [ "NextGenCompiler", <int> ] }
     
     The old compiler is deprecated and will be removed in a future release.
  • Updated nvidia-installer to recognize partial libglvnd installations which are missing only optional libraries. This allows the installer to continue installation by default when libglvnd is installed without libOpenGL.so, as is frequently the case with distribution-provided libglvnd installations.
  • Improved performance of the following Vulkan APIs:
    • vkAllocateMemory()
       vkBindBufferMemory()
       vkBindImageMemory()
  • Fixed a bug that caused the NV_CTRL_STEREO_SWAP_MODE setting for quad-buffered stereo visuals to not be preserved across modesets or VT switches.
  • Added a new global X configuration option "AllowExternalGpus", which defaults to disabled, but can be enabled to allow eGPUs and other surprise-removable GPUs to be configured with X screens.
  • Added support for X.Org xserver ABI 24 (xorg-server 1.20).
  • Improved nvidia-bug-report.sh to check for kern.log which is the default kernel log-file location for many Debian-based Linux distributions.
  • Fixed a bug which could cause X servers that export a Video Driver ABI earlier than 0.8 to crash when running X11 applications which call XRenderAddTraps().

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Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.4.1 Highlights


Support For
    • Initial support for Windows®10 April 2018 Update
Fixed Issues
    • Water textures may not render or may appear to be missing in World of Final Fantasy™.
    • Stellaris™ may experience an application hang on loading screens.
    • Call of Duty™: World War II may experience corruption during gameplay on some Radeon RX 400 series graphics products.
    • The Radeon ReLive Instant Replay feature may fail to record in some gaming applications unless desktop recording is enabled.
    • Sea of Thieves™ may experience flickering in some game menus on multi GPU enabled system configurations.

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-NEW- 24.20.100.6025: Intel® Graphics Driver for Windows* [Apollo Lake, Gemini Lake, 6th, 7th & 8th Generation]

Highlights

 
    Microsoft® Windows 10 April Update Launch Driver
    Hearthstone®: The Witchwood™

 
This new driver brings significant quality and power saving improvements while displaying Enhanced Dynamic Range (EDR) content and provides better brightness in High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode for 7th Generation processors or higher.

 
Gaming with Intel® UHD Graphics 620 or better?

 
Throw down the latest cards in Hearthstone®: The Witchwood™. Get lost in the dark fantasy world of Ash of

Gods: Redemption* and enjoy Neverwinter Nights™: Enhanced Edition, Jalopy*, Masters of Anima™, and Empires Apart™.

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / NVIDIA NVFlash 5.449.0
« on: April 27, 2018, 12:05:49 AM »
 Download from TPU

            Added support for:
 
  • Tesla V100-DGXS-32GB   
  • Tesla V100-PCIE-32GB   
  • Tesla V100-SXM2-32GB
Added ability to dump VBIOS for notebooks without discrete GPU EEPROM

Build Information
 - Build Date: Apr 16 2018
 - Build Time: 11:30:42
 - Build CL: 23948958



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Download For Windows

No change log yet, however "Forward context 4.6" has been added.

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / FFmpeg 4.0 "Wu"
« on: April 22, 2018, 05:00:58 PM »
April 20th, 2018, FFmpeg 4.0 "Wu"  FFmpeg 4.0 "Wu", a new major release, is now available! Some of the highlights:
 
  • Bitstream filters for editing metadata in H.264, HEVC and MPEG-2 streams
  • Experimental MagicYUV encoder
  • TiVo ty/ty+ demuxer
  • Intel QSV-accelerated MJPEG encoding
  • native aptX and aptX HD encoder and decoder
  • NVIDIA NVDEC-accelerated H.264, HEVC, MJPEG, MPEG-1/2/4, VC1, VP8/9 hwaccel decoding
  • Intel QSV-accelerated overlay filter
  • mcompand audio filter
  • acontrast audio filter
  • OpenCL overlay filter
  • video mix filter
  • video normalize filter
  • audio lv2 wrapper filter
  • VAAPI MJPEG and VP8 decoding
  • AMD AMF H.264 and HEVC encoders
  • video fillborders filter
  • video setrange filter
  • support LibreSSL (via libtls)
  • Dropped support for building for Windows XP. The minimum supported Windows version is Windows Vista.
  • deconvolve video filter
  • entropy video filter
  • hilbert audio filter source
  • aiir audio filter
  • Removed the ffserver program
  • Removed the ffmenc and ffmdec muxer and demuxer
  • VideoToolbox HEVC encoder and hwaccel
  • VAAPI-accelerated ProcAmp (color balance), denoise and sharpness filters
  • Add android_camera indev
  • codec2 en/decoding via libcodec2
  • native SBC encoder and decoder
  • drmeter audio filter
  • hapqa_extract bitstream filter
  • filter_units bitstream filter
  • AV1 Support through libaom
  • E-AC-3 dependent frames support
  • bitstream filter for extracting E-AC-3 core
  • Haivision SRT protocol via libsrt
  • vfrdet filter
  We strongly recommend users, distributors, and system integrators to upgrade unless they use current git master.

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / Vulkan SDK 1.1.73 Released
« on: April 21, 2018, 04:50:23 PM »
New SDKs released for Vulkan Header 1.1.73.0 Released 4/20/2018
LunarG has released new Vulkan SDKs for Windows, Linux, and macOS based on the 1.1.73.0 header.
Overview of new additions to the SDK
 
  • The following extensions:
     
    • VK_ANDROID_external_memory_android_hardware_buffer
    • VK_EXT_descriptor_indexing
    • VK_AMD_shader_core_properties
    • VK_NV_shader_subgroup_partitioned
  • Many bug fixes, increased validation coverage and accuracy improvements, and feature additions.
For more information
Please read the Release Notes for Linux, Release Notes for Windows, or Release Notes for macOS for additional information or go to LunarXchange to download this new SDK.
For more information about LunarG, Inc., go here.
 

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