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3D-Tech News Around The Web / Vulkan SDK 1.0.11.1 Released
« on: May 05, 2016, 10:06:14 PM »
 
 Vulkan SDK 1.0.11.1



 May 3, 2016



This SDK supports Vulkan API revision 1.0.11.
 Issue Fixed Several virus scanners reported that the Windows Runtime Installer in SDK 1.0.11.0 had a possible Trojan in the Runtime uninstaller executable UninstallVulkanRT.exe. While these were likely false positives, the tools used to build the SDK/Runtime installers and uninstallers (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) were rebuilt with different compile options, rearranging the code sufficiently to eliminate most false positives from virus scanners.
 Known issue Virus scanner Qihoo-360 indicates that the Vulkan Runtime Uninstaller is infected with HEUR/QVM20.1.0000.Malware.Gen. This appears to be a false positive.
 Last Commits The last commits for LoaderAndValidationLayers, VulkanSamples, and VulkanTools are identical to the last commits for SDK 1.0.11.0:
 
  • LoaderAndValidationLayers 16ca691eb23071 update README to refer to COPYRIGHT.txt
  • VulkanSamples 189603c1bf3b47f misc: Fix scripts to work with new file layout and spaces in paths.
  • VulkanTools d94925d1636c doc:  add deps to BUILDVT.md
Vulkan SDK 1.0.11.0 Release Notes Version 1.0.11.0 for Windows April 26, 2016 This SDK supports Vulkan API revision 1.0.11.  The prior SDK supported Vulkan API revision 1.0.8.
 Overview of new features in SDK 1.0.11.0
  • loader supports ICD interface version negotiation
  • Add handle NULL checks to the parameter validation
  • Validate ONE_TIME_SUBMIT for secondary cmd buffers
  • Add drawtime validation of bound buffer memory
  • Validate correct vkSetEvent() use
  • Python lxml package is no longer required for building validation layers
  • Validate max allowed color attachments for renderpasses
  • Validate subpass attachment index is in range
This version of the SDK components are based on the following specifications and source code repositories:
  Last Commits
  • LoaderAndValidationLayers 16ca691eb23071 update README to refer to COPYRIGHT.txt
  • VulkanSamples 189603c1bf3b47f misc: Fix scripts to work with new file layout and spaces in paths.
  • VulkanTools d94925d1636c doc:  add deps to BUILDVT.md
Known Issues
  • This WSI extension is not supported: VK_KHR_display_swapchain
  • gitlab #150 VulkanRT installer should be ASLR-eligible
  • github #417 Core Validation layer - Fence are detected as in_use when vkWaitForFences and vkQueueWaitIdle are used
  • github #415 debug report tries to read from possibly stack allocated memory
  • github #414 Possible false positives in buffer memory resource lifetime tracking
  • github #411 vkQueueBindSparse() doesn't set in_use on a Fence
  • github #406 [CTS] CmdBindIndexBuffer doesn't update pCB->currentDrawData.buffers
  • github #403 [CTS] Object tracker maps need to be per device
  • github #401 MEM: Stencil attachment memory not marked as valid in render pass
  • github #374 The object tracker validation layer crashes when it is not enabled as an instance layer, but is as a device layer.
  • github #371 all validation layers need to use app provided memory allocators
  • github #370 loader needs to use object allocators passed by application for memory allocations
  • github #367 The draw state validation layer reports that a timer query from 2 frames ago is unavailable or inflight.
  • github #362 backslash in JSON loader files not properly escaped by cJSON library
  • github #356 Tracked memory of resolve attachments are not updated
  • github #335 Undefined memory tracking is not fine grained enough
  • github #328 Validation layer reports errors if memory object alias same memory
  • github #321 vkAllocateMemory not handling null pointers
  • github #319 vkCmdCopyQueryPoolResults executed from different command buffers
  • github #306 race on globalLockInitialized: it is reset after releasing the mutex lock
  • github #299 Clearly erroneous dynamic UBO offset error triggered
  • github #282 layer_validation_test failures
  • github #281 Cube -- validate with screenshot crashes on AMD/Intel Win 10
  • github #280 Cube resize stops updating image on Win 10 Intel driver
  • github #279 Samples validation errors on AMD driver
  • github #278 tri resize broken on AMD driver
  • github #275 Resizing cube causes validation errors
  • github #260 loader: Remove filtering of object init callback when calling ICDs
  • github #256 Colorblend attachment count must match subpass colorAttachmentCount
  • github #240 CoreValidation: "Blend state attachment/subpass color attachment count mismatch" should be reported at draw call time, not for vkCmdNextSubpass().
  • github #128 Memory layer: "Cannot read invalid memory X, please fill the memory before using" is incorrectly reported
  • github #103 DrawState layer: unnecesarily informs about a mismatch of the number of samples when switching to subsequent subpass
  • github #95 Build VKStatic.1 project faild on Visual Studio Ultimate 2013
  • github #90 loader: Add support for WSI VK_KHR_display_swapchain extension
  • github #54 vk_layer_validation_tests test failure
  • github #36 loader: pointer cast build warnings
  • LX#492 Validation: Add output of AspectMask to core_validation error message
  • LX#488 [SDK 1.0.8] No more validation for command buffers not freed?
  • LX#484 vktrace puts trace file in same dir as trace library if -o not specified
  • LX#483 Descriptor set dynamic offset validation is wrong
  • github #30 Handle descriptors dynamically skipped in shader
  • LX#479 False DS positive - CB 0x24bda40 was submitted with secondary buffer 0x24ca270 but that buffer has subsequently been bound to primary cmd buffer 0x24c4400
  • LX#470 Consistency on info from debug layers
  • LX#461 Draw State Layer causes error on vkCreateDescriptorPool
  • LX#404 It would be helpful if the loader would an error if a global layer is not enabled on both the instance and the device
  • LX#305 [1.0.1.1] Validation draw state layer too slow for vkGetQueryPoolResults()
  • LX#293 [1.0.1.0] FindVulkan.cmake
  • github #1 [VulkanTools] Running vktrace with validation enabled causes vkreplay to fail.
  • github #3 [VulkanTools] writes to device memory allocated with VK_MEMORY_PROPERTY_HOST_COHERENT_BIT are not captured
  • github #33 [VulkanTools] The trace file generated on 32bit system cannot be read by 64bit traceviewer
  • github #45 [VulkanSamples] Missing minimum CMake version in Hologram demo
  • github #75 [VulkanSamples] presentable image transition must happen only after acquire
  • github #76 [VulkanSamples] cube.c transitions swapchain image layouts without acquiring the images first
  • github #76 [VulkanSamples] CMAKE missing link directive

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This driver package has been updated on ​5/4​/2016 with improvements and bug fixes


 Package Contents
The AMD Radeon™ Software Beta for Vulkan™ contains the following:
    • AMD Radeon™ Software Beta for Vulkan™ Version 16.15.2401.1001 Public Vulkan Beta.

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Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.5.1 Highlights

Support for:
  • Forza Motorsport 6: Apex™
    • Performance increased up to 27% versus Radeon™ Software Crimson Edition 16.4.2 on AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury X

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Demo video by John Whitney @ IBM, 1968 (!)


Rendered on IBM 2250

IBM still offers the programming manual







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DriverVer=04/22/2016,20.19.15.4444

64bit

32bit

No Vulkan support

No obvious changes to OpenGL

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Quote
Our new GeForce Game Ready 365.10 WHQL drivers are optimized for Battleborn, Forza Motorsport 6: Apex Beta, the Overwatch Open Beta, and the ongoing Paragon Beta. To download and install, simply fire up GeForce Experience and click on the "Drivers" tab.
 

Gearbox Software's "hero shooter", Battleborn, launches May 3rd. Mixing first-person shooting with MOBA-style gameplay, Battleborn pits teams of players against one another online, or co-operatively in the game's story mode.

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / (Vulkan) Stardust demo/benchmark
« on: April 21, 2016, 06:41:38 PM »
   The Stardust sample application uses the Vulkan graphics API to efficiently render a cloud of animated particles.

For some reason it fails with NVIDIA GeForce 840M and driver 364.91/364.96
But it works fine with Intel Broadwell HD 5500 and patched driver 20.19.15.4404  :P


 

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / NVIDIA Pascal architecture whitepaper
« on: April 21, 2016, 06:15:21 PM »
 Download this whitepaper
http://images.nvidia.com/content/pdf/tesla/whitepaper/pascal-architecture-whitepaper.pdf
for more comprehensive infos about Pascal

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / 3DMark 2.0.2067 (major update)
« on: April 16, 2016, 07:45:26 AM »
  What's new in 3DMark 2.0.2067

This is a major update that adds a redesigned UI for all editions and a preview of VRMark for Advanced and Professional Edition users.


 New
  • 3DMark UI has been redesigned and rebuilt to be faster and more flexible.
  • Home screen recommends the best test for your PC based on your system details.
  • Run other benchmarks and feature tests from the Benchmarks screen.
  • Russian localization.
Improved
  • Each benchmark test can now be updated independently.
  • Ice Storm Extreme and Ice Storm Unlimited are unlocked in 3DMark Basic Edition.
  • SystemInfo module updated to 4.43 for improved hardware detection.
VRMark preview
  • Explore two test scenes in a preview of VRMark, our new benchmark for VR systems. The preview does not produce a score.
  • The VRMark preview is not available in 3DMark Basic Edition or the Steam demo.
Fixed
  • Workaround for the AMD driver issue where the preview videos in the UI caused some AMD graphics cards to use low power mode and run at lower clock speeds.
 

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / NVIDIA GeForce Hot Fix driver 364.96
« on: April 14, 2016, 05:25:40 PM »
 This is GeForce Hot Fix driver version 364.96 that addresses the following:
 
 -     Support for DOOM Open Beta
 
 Known issues:
 
 -     GFE may show the following error if launched without a network connection: "GeForce Experience encountered an error and must close"

Click the appropriate link to download.


Windows 7 and 8
64 bit Version
32 bit Version

Windows 10
64 bit - Win10
32 bit - Win 10


NB - this driver rolls back Vulkan API to 1.0.5
 

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Download from Intel and ignore description

-no Vulkan support
-no obvious changes to OpenGL

Code: [Select]
DriverVer=03/31/2016,20.19.15.4424
;
; Driver information
;
[Manufacturer]

%Intel%   = IntelGfx, NTamd64.6.1, NTamd64.6.2, NTamd64.6.3, NTamd64.10.0

;=====================================================================
;    Windows 7 Install - DT Only
;=====================================================================
[IntelGfx.NTamd64.6.1]
; BDW HW
%iBDWULTGT1%    = iBDWM_w7, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1606
%iBDWULXGT1%    = iBDWM_w7, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_160E
%iBDWULTGT2%    = iBDWM_w7, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1616
%iBDWULTGT3%    = iBDWM_w7, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1626
%iBDWULXGT2%    = iBDWM_w7, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_161E
%iBDWHALOGT2%     = iBDWM_w7, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1612
%iBDWGT2SRVR%      = iBDWM_w7, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_161A
%iBDWHALOGT3%     = iBDWM_w7, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1622
%iBDWGT3SRVR%      = iBDWM_w7, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_162A
%iBDWULTGT328W%  = iBDWM_w7, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_162B
; SKL HW
%iSKLULTGT1%     = iSKLD_w7, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1906
%iSKLULTGT2%     = iSKLD_w7, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1916
%iSKLULXGT2%     = iSKLD_w7, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_191E
%iSKLDTGT2%      = iSKLD_w7, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1912
%iSKLULTGT2f%     = iSKLD_w7, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1921
%iSKLULTGT3e%     = iSKLD_w7, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1926
%iSKLULTGT3%     = iSKLD_w7, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1923
%iSKLULTGT328W% = iSKLD_w7, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1927
%iSKLDTGT1%      = iSKLD_w7, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1902
%iSKLHaloGT1%   = iSKLD_w7, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_190B
%iSKLHaloGT4%    = iSKLD_w7, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_193B
%iSKLHaloGT3fe% = iSKLD_w7, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_192B
%iSKLHaloGT2%    = iSKLD_w7, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_191B
%iSKLWSGT2%    = iSKLD_w7, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_191D
%iSKLWSGT4%    = iSKLD_w7, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_193D
;=====================================================================
;    Windows 8 Install - DT Only
;=====================================================================
[IntelGfx.NTamd64.6.2]
; BDW HW
%iBDWULTGT1%    = iBDWM_w8, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1606
%iBDWULXGT1%    = iBDWM_w8, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_160E
%iBDWULTGT2%    = iBDWM_w8, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1616
%iBDWULTGT3%    = iBDWM_w8, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1626
%iBDWULXGT2%    = iBDWM_w8, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_161E
%iBDWHALOGT2%     = iBDWM_w8, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1612
%iBDWGT2SRVR%      = iBDWM_w8, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_161A
%iBDWHALOGT3%       = iBDWM_w8, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1622
%iBDWGT3SRVR%      = iBDWM_w8, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_162A
%iBDWULTGT328W%  = iBDWM_w8, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_162B

;=====================================================================
;    Windows 8.1 Install - DT Only
;=====================================================================
[IntelGfx.NTamd64.6.3]
; BDW HW
%iBDWULTGT1%    = iBDWM_w81, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1606
%iBDWULXGT1%    = iBDWM_w81, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_160E
%iBDWULTGT2%    = iBDWM_w81, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1616
%iBDWULTGT3%    = iBDWM_w81, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1626
%iBDWULXGT2%    = iBDWM_w81, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_161E
%iBDWHALOGT2%      = iBDWM_w81, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1612
%iBDWGT2SRVR%      = iBDWM_w81, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_161A
%iBDWHALOGT3%       = iBDWM_w81, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1622
%iBDWGT3SRVR%      = iBDWM_w81, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_162A
%iBDWULTGT328W%  = iBDWM_w81, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_162B

; SKL HW
%iSKLULTGT1%     = iSKLD_w81, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1906
%iSKLULTGT2%     = iSKLD_w81, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1916
%iSKLULXGT2%     = iSKLD_w81, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_191E
%iSKLDTGT2%      = iSKLD_w81, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1912
%iSKLULTGT2f%     = iSKLD_w81, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1921
%iSKLULTGT3e%     = iSKLD_w81, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1926
%iSKLULTGT3%     = iSKLD_w81, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1923
%iSKLULTGT328W% = iSKLD_w81, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1927
%iSKLDTGT1%      = iSKLD_w81, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1902
%iSKLHaloGT1%   = iSKLD_w81, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_190B
%iSKLHaloGT4%    = iSKLD_w81, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_193B
%iSKLHaloGT3fe% = iSKLD_w81, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_192B
%iSKLHaloGT2%    = iSKLD_w81, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_191B
%iSKLWSGT2%    = iSKLD_w81, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_191D
%iSKLWSGT4%    = iSKLD_w81, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_193D
; Included for standard DT builds

;=====================================================================
;    Windows Threshold Install - DT + Mobile
;=====================================================================
[IntelGfx.NTamd64.10.0]
; HSW Classic
%iHSWGT1D%       = iHSWD_w10, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0402
%iHSWGT1M%        = iHSWM_w10, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0406
%iHSWGT2D%       = iHSWD_w10, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0412
%iHSWGT2M%        = iHSWM_w10, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0416
%iHSWGT15D%        = iHSWD_w10, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_041E
; HSW ULT
%iHSWGT1UT%        = iHSWM_w10, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0A06
%iHSWGT2UT%        = iHSWM_w10, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0A16
%iHSWGT3UT%        = iHSWM_w10, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0A26
%iHSWGT3UT28W%  = iHSWM_w10, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0A2E
%iHSWGT2UX%      = iHSWM_w10, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0A1E
%iHSWGT1ULX%      = iHSWM_w10, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0A0E
; HSW CRW
%iHSWGT3CW%        = iHSWM_w10, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0D26
%iHSWGT3CWDT%       = iHSWD_w10, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0D22
; HSW Server
%iHSWSVGT1%       = iHSWD_w10, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_040A
%iHSWSVGT2%        = iHSWD_w10, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_041A
; BDW HW
%iBDWULTGT1%    = iBDWM_w10, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1606
%iBDWULXGT1%    = iBDWM_w10, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_160E
%iBDWULTGT2%    = iBDWM_w10, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1616
%iBDWULTGT3%    = iBDWM_w10, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1626
%iBDWULXGT2%    = iBDWM_w10, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_161E
%iBDWHALOGT2%      = iBDWM_w10, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1612
%iBDWGT2SRVR%      = iBDWM_w10, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_161A
%iBDWHALOGT3%       = iBDWM_w10, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1622
%iBDWGT3SRVR%      = iBDWM_w10, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_162A
%iBDWULTGT328W%  = iBDWM_w10, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_162B
; SKL HW
%iSKLULTGT1%     = iSKLD_w10, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1906
%iSKLULTGT2%     = iSKLD_w10, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1916
%iSKLULXGT2%     = iSKLD_w10, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_191E
%iSKLDTGT2%      = iSKLD_w10, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1912
%iSKLULTGT2f%     = iSKLD_w10, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1921
%iSKLULTGT3e%     = iSKLD_w10, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1926
%iSKLULTGT3%     = iSKLD_w10, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1923
%iSKLULTGT328W% = iSKLD_w10, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1927
%iSKLDTGT1%      = iSKLD_w10, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1902
%iSKLHaloGT1%   = iSKLD_w10, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_190B
%iSKLHaloGT4%    = iSKLD_w10, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_193B
%iSKLHaloGT3fe% = iSKLD_w10, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_192B
%iSKLHaloGT2%    = iSKLD_w10, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_191B
%iSKLWSGT2%    = iSKLD_w10, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_191D
%iSKLWSGT4%    = iSKLD_w10, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_193D

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / Khronos Chapter Munich Vulkan Slides
« on: April 11, 2016, 08:56:46 PM »
Quote from: Sascha Willems
Khronos Chapter Munich Vulkan Slides

I’ve been speaking about my Vulkan launch day contributions and my experiences moving from OpenGL to Vulkan at the Khronos Munich Chapter Grand Opening last friday at the AMD offices. This was a great event, and finally getting to know some of the people in real was an awesome personal experience. So at this point I’d like to thank all the people that helped make this event happen and all these that attended, had a real blast talking and discussing about Vulkan!
For those interested, I have added my Slides to the Vulkan github repository.

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Windows driver version 364.91 and Linux driver version 364.16 provide full support for Vulkan.

Driver Downloads Windows
  Linux
 
 Release Updates April 8th, Windows 364.91, Linux 364.16
 
  • Updated Vulkan API to 1.0.8
  • Improve pipeline creation performance and multi-threaded scaling
  • Increase our maximum bound descriptor sets from 4 to 8
  • Add support for asynchronous transfer queue
  • Improve VK_EXT_debug_report messages on incorrect API usage and shader compile failure
  • Fix VkImageFormatProperties maxMipLevels property
  • Reduce VkPhysicalDeviceLimits bufferImageGranularity requirement on GM20x GPUs
  • Improve Vulkan support on Optimus platforms
  • Fixes for minor driver and SPIR-V compiler bugs

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / Vulkan SDK 1.0.8 Released
« on: April 07, 2016, 09:55:25 PM »
This SDK supports Vulkan API revision 1.0.8.

Overview of new features since SDK 1.0.5
  • LUNARG_mem_tracker and LUNARG_draw_state validation layers combined into a single layer called LUNARG_core_validation
  • LUNARG_param_checker validation layer renamed to LUNARG_parameter_validation
  • 100+ feature additions, improvements, and bug fixes to validation layers
  • LUNARG_core_validation layer new checks: renderpass attachment aliasing, shader capabilities check against device features, render Area within frame buffer boundaries semaphores lifetimes across queues, attachment count checking
  • loader: add temporary debug_report callbacks during DestroyInstance
  • loader: add instance and device callbacks for drivers or layers which create dispatchable objects
  • loader: report any implicit layer instance extensions
  • parameter_validation new checks for pNext in structs, enum falls in proper begin/end range, checks for VkBool32 parameters
  • windows runtime installer: install both 32 and 64 bit Visual Studio redistributables if either is not already installed
  • windows runtime installer: use strong ACL for temporary files and directories
  • vktrace/vkreplay: support multiple verbosity levels
  • fixed validation errors in the screenshot layer

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Linux Display Driver - x86
Linux x64 (AMD64/EM64T) Display Driver
Linux 32-bit ARM Display Driver
FreeBSD Display Driver – x86
FreeBSD Display Driver – x64
Solaris Display Driver – x64/x86

Quote
  • Added support for the following GPUs:
    • Quadro M6000 24GB
  • Fixed several EGL driver interaction problems with resizing windows in Wayland.
  • Fixed a bug that caused some DRM PRIME configurations to fail when DRM KMS was enabled (i.e., nvidia-drm.ko's modeset kernel module parameter was set to "1").
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a kernel crash when VDPAU was used while DRM KMS was enabled.
  • Updated the libglvnd snapshot included in the NVIDIA driver package to libglvnd commit b7d75429677eecc00c3701aaa4deac1304bc51ff. This contains a new revision of the libglvnd ABI. The driver is not compatible with a libglvnd older than commit c5bcda3b848fe52d6ae6ef25c917431c06d62d27.
  • Limited the default concurrency level in nvidia-settings to 32, to avoid hitting the maximum tasks limit on systems with many CPUs.

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Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.4.1 Highlights

Support for:
    • Quantum Break™
      • Upto 35% faster performance using Quantum Break™ on Radeon™ R9 Fury X than with Radeon™ Software Crimson Edition 16.3.2(1).
    • Oculus Rift™
    • HTC Vive™
Resolved Issues
    • Frame rate capping issues experienced in some DirectX®12 applications is resolved.
    • Hitman™ may experience flickering when played in DirectX® 11 mode using high game shadow settings.

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If you're animating with Blender, you probably often render an OpenGL preview to get a good and quick feel for your work. The Advanced Boomsmash add-on adds a bunch of new options that is going to make your life a bit easier.

Read more...

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NVIDIA's VR Ready program, which is designed to inform users which GeForce GTX GPUs “deliver an optimal VR experience”, has moved to enterprise with a new program aimed at NVIDIA Quadro GPUs and related systems.

Read more...

Also check Quadro M5500 specs

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The GameWorks VR SDK contains NVIDIA's APIs, samples, and documentation for Virtual Reality game and application developers, including VR SLI and Multi-Res Shading for efficient VR rendering. This release contains bug fixes and updates to the sample applications.

NVIDIA forgot to update the actual VR SDK change log, but there is one for NVAPI R364 (yet not available as separate download)

Code: [Select]
CHANGES IN NVAPI FOR DRIVER RELEASE 364
● Functions
● Structures
● Enums
● Deprecated NVAPI Functions
● NVAPIDriverSettings Changes
● HLSL Extension Additions
● Sample Code

Functions
 NvAPI_D3D12_CreateComputePipelineState
 NvAPI_D3D12_IsNvShaderExtnOpCodeSupported
TCC support added to the following functions:
 N/A

Structures
 NVAPI_D3D12_PSO_SET_SHADER_EXTENSION_SLOT_DESC_V1
 NVDRS_APPLICATION_V4

Enums
 NV_DP_8_10GBPS removed from NV_DP_LINK_RATE
 NV_PSO_SET_SHADER_EXTNENSION_SLOT_AND_SPACE added to
NV_PSO_EXTENSION
 NVAPI_HDCP_DISABLED added to NvAPI_Status

Deprecated NVAPI Functions
The following functions will be deprecated and replaced by new functions in coming
releases:
Deprecated Replaced By
N/A N/A

NVAPIDriverSettings Additions/Removals
 None
HLSL Extension Additions
 Removed all NvLoadUavTyped functions
 Removed #define NV_EXTN_OP_TYPED_UAV_LOAD


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