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3D-Tech News Around The Web / Microsoft Mathematics 4.0
« on: January 13, 2011, 09:11:09 PM »
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From basic math to precalculus, Microsoft Mathematics includes tools and features to help you achieve a better understanding of fundamental concepts and visualize mathematical concepts in new ways. Microsoft Mathematics 4.0 makes it easy to create graphs in 2D and 3D, calculate numerical results, solve equations or inequalities, and simplify algebraic expressions.

Installation of Microsoft DirectX is recommended because it takes advantage of hardware acceleration options, such as video cards. By default, Microsoft Mathematics opens the DirectX Setup wizard when the Mathematics Setup Wizard is complete. However, if your computer does not have DirectX installed or cannot use the technology, Microsoft Mathematics uses an alternative rendering format for 3D graphs.


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3D-Tech News Around The Web / AMD System Monitor 0.91 with APU support
« on: January 12, 2011, 11:05:31 PM »
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AMD System Monitor is a Processor (CPU), Graphic card (GPU) & Memory utilization tool that illustrates the different workloads of the CPU and GPU.

With the release of AMD’s new Accelerated Processing Units (APUs), this utility was designed to show the x86 and GPU make up of these new class of processors, and to depict the workload balance between GPU versus x86 that can be seen in today’s most recent applications.

Reason for creating the AMD System Monitor
With today’s changing workloads, our partners and customers were looking for a utility which could capture the inclusive nature of AMD’s new APUs, and depict the balance between GPU and x86 loads.  AMD System Monitor includes an option to record information to an xml when running other applications/games and is able to record CPU utilization, CPU frequency (including boost frequency), GPU utilization and GPU frequency.

AMD System Monitor Compatibility:
This utility was designed to work with AMD’s new APUs, but will also work with AMD Phenom™ and AMD Athlon™ class processors, as well as AMD class graphics (both discrete and IGP) in combination with a Microsoft Windows® 7 32-bit / 64-bit Edition based system.


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The KFA2 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460 WHDI graphics card the world’s first wireless Graphics Card, with a combination of Graphics and AMIMONS’s WHDI technology this card enables the end-user to wirelessly connect their desktop/ tower PC’s to their HDTV or distant display with out the hassle of cables.

« Microsoft DirectX 11 support

« NVIDIA PhysX™ technology

« NVIDIA SLI® - Ready

« NVIDIA 3D Vision™ Ready

« NVIDIA PureVideo® HD technology

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / NVIDIA driver 266.45 Quadro WHQL released
« on: January 12, 2011, 05:52:43 PM »
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New in Release 266.45:

    * Support for newly announced NVS 300
    * CUDA 3.2 for improved performance in GPU Computing applications.  See www.nvidia.com/cuda for more details.
    * NVIDIA Mosaic
          o This release introduces the new NVIDIA Mosaic Technology, supported only under Windows 7.

    * NVIDIA Control Panel Updates
          o General Interface
               1. The System Information page now shows the DirectX version supported by each GPU
               2. Added Multi-GPU Visual Indicator
          o 3D Vision / Stereoscopic 3D
               1. Added 3D Vision Pro controls for use when a 3D Vision Pro hub is connected.
               2. Added stereoscopic 3D windowed mode support for select 3D programs, including Google Earth
    * 3D Vision
          o Added support for 3DVisionLive.com Beta2
               1. Supports 3D photo sharing and viewing

Download here:
XP 32 bit
XP 64 bit
Vista/Seven 32 Bit
Vista/Seven 64 Bit


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3D-Tech News Around The Web / Esenthel Engine Sci-Fi benchmark
« on: January 11, 2011, 11:09:41 PM »
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Welcome to Esenthel Engine Sci-Fi Benchmark.

Benchmark Features:

    * Fully Dynamic Shadow Casting Lights
    * True Volumetric Lighting
    * Advanced Motion Blur
    * Real-Time Reflections
    * Screen Space Ambient Occlusion
    * Unlimited Texture Detail
    * Analytical Anti-Aliasing
    * Glow

In spite of DX11 support in Esenthel Engine, this benchmark is DX9 only.


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This document provides development hints and tips to ensure that your customers will have a great experience playing your games and running other interactive 3D graphics applications on Intel Processor Graphics. This document details software development practices using the latest generation of Intel processor graphics with a focus on performance analysis using Microsoft DirectX*. Intel tools useful in optimizing graphics applications are introduced in a section detailing performance analysis with the Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzers (Intel® GPA).

Intel® HD Graphics is split into product generations, the latest of which was introduced in January, 2011 with Intel® microarchitecture code name Sandy Bridge.  This family of processors is now on the same silicon as the CPU - a first for Intel® HD Graphics. Each year, more capabilities and better performance are provided by new processor graphics cores. Intel processor graphics currently represent the most common graphics solution chosen by new PC purchasers. Therefore, it makes sense to write your 3D applications to take advantage of this broad market and optimize the experience for the greatest number of people. By following the tips and tricks in this document, you have the opportunity to make your application shine with the graphics volume market leader.

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / AMD OpenCL sample "Open Video decode"
« on: January 11, 2011, 10:43:04 PM »
Only 4 months later the 2nd sample appears  :P

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Open Video Decode

This sample uses the new Open Video Decode API to read in compressed H.264 elementary stream frames of video (provided) and decodes and displays them.

Get Open Video API documentation here



P.S.
the old sample now contains precompiled binaries

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Lenovo's X-mas presents:

8.80 "Intel Hybrid"

;----------1011220423-8.80-101110a1-108963E-Lenovo
"ATI Mobility Radeon Graphics" = ati2mtag_ManhattanP_PXAI, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68E4&SUBSYS_397A17AA
"AMD Radeon HD 6300M Series" = ati2mtag_ManhattanP_PXAI, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68E5&SUBSYS_20108086



8.783 Vista/Seven "Vancouver Seymour XT"

8.783 XP "Vancouver Seymour XT"

;----------1012171613-8.783.2.7-101213a-110666C-Lenovo
"AMD Radeon HD 6470M" = ati2mtag_Vancouver, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6760&SUBSYS_396917AA
"ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series" = ati2mtag_RS880M, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9712&SUBSYS_394917AA
"ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470" = ati2mtag_ManhattanP, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68E0&SUBSYS_396917AA



8.790 Vista/Seven

8.790 XP

;----------1011110923-8.79-101013a-108347C-Lenovo
"ATI Mobility Radeon Graphics" = ati2mtag_ManhattanP, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68E4&SUBSYS_397917AA
"ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250" = ati2mtag_RS880M, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9712&SUBSYS_394917AA

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / Blender 2.56a Beta
« on: January 06, 2011, 03:57:56 PM »
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Blender 2.56a has just been released:

    A quick-fix release of 2.56, fixing one bad bug with undo while using cloth/fluid sim. In total 24 bugs fixed for this release. The Linux 32bit build should be good now too.

Model used for screenshot: "A little house that turns "


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3D-Tech News Around The Web / AMD Fusion Launch Press Tour slides
« on: January 05, 2011, 09:15:43 PM »
4gamer published 22 slides. I packed them into an archive.

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / AMD Mecha Rampage HK-2207 tech demo V1.1
« on: January 05, 2011, 05:23:07 PM »
v1.1 Update: Smaller install size, removed engine expiration date

Download here

Download mirror (unpacked installer)

FYI:
You can enable console with circumflex (^) button.
Type "help" for options.


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3D-Tech News Around The Web / Intel - December 2010 tech demos
« on: January 04, 2011, 07:09:09 PM »
AVX Cloth - Developer Video



Colony (DX11) is a highly parallel optimized crowd simulation technique. Tens of thousands of units are simulated using a novel ray-casting technique. This is achieved by utilizing TBB to distribute our work across multiple threads and multiple frames and utilizing SIMD to ensure further instruction-level parallelism.



Fireflies (DX9) is a tech sample demonstrating a scalable ambient effect. In this sample, the ambient effect is a swarm of fireflies that scatter and reform into a walking character. Using Intel TBB, the firefly flight trajectory calculations performed per frame are distributed across multiple threads. By changing the number of simulated fireflies programmatically the ambient effect can be scaled to better match the performance of the platform it is running on.

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / NVIDIA driver 266.35 Beta released
« on: January 04, 2011, 12:02:22 PM »
This driver supports all systems (in different packages)

- Geforce/ION
- Verde
- Quadro
- GeForce 3D Vision CD v1.44
- 3D Vision Controller Driver

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New in Release 266.35

GPU Support

    * Supports the newly released GeForce GTX 580 and GeForce GTX 570 GPUs.

Performance

    * Increases performance for GeForce 400 Series and 500 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. the latest Release 260 drivers. The following are examples of some of the most significant improvements measured on Windows 7. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:

         GeForce GTX 580:

          o Up to 7% in Battlefield Bad Company 2 (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
          o Up to 12% in Battleforge (SLI 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF Very High)
          o Up to 11% in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (SLI 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
          o Up to 7% in Dirt 2 (SLI 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
          o Up to 7% in Far Cry 2 (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
          o Up to 5% in Just Cause 2 (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF Dark Tower)
          o Up to 5% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (SLI – 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
          o Up to 9% in Stone Giant (SLI 1920x1200, DOF on)
          o Up to 8% in Unigine Heaven v2.1 (SLI 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)

    * Improves performance in Final Fantasy XI on GeForce 400 Series and 500 Series GPUs.

Official NVIDIA 266.35 Beta Display Driver Feedback Thread For NVIDIA Geforce Desktop/Notebook/ION GPUs Released 1/4/2011

clBuildProgram works fine.


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Download drivers here

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11/08/2010 Version: 8.16.12.0266

Release Type: Microsoft Certified

Purpose:

- Bug Fix

Resolved:

- Load into Win7 driver, Open S3 Graphics ScreenToys and minimize it, change resolution by S3 icon in taskbar, there is no choice window come out.  (57307-0266)

- Error message pop up when run OpenGL 2.1 demos in GPU Caps Viewer1.8.2.(57277-0266)

- White window when launch ogl 3.x demo in GPU caps Viewer 1.8.2 .(58075-0266)

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11/08/2010 Version: 6.14.10.0517

Release Type: Microsoft Certified

Purpose:

- Bug Fix

Resolved:

- Load into XP 32 driver, Open S3 Graphics ScreenToys and minimize it, change resolution by S3 icon in taskbar, there is no choice window come out.  (57440-0517)

- BSOD: 00D1 when first time hotplug DVI. (59620-0517)

- Error message pop up (Pop up error message "This demo requires the support of OpenGL 2.0 and two render target") when run some items (Items like: HDR+DoF+Radial Blur, HW Geometry Instancing, Soft Shadows, Point Sprite Particles) in GPU Caps Viewer (57429 -0517)

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08/18/2010 Version: 6.14.10.0511

Release Type: Beta

Purpose:

- Bug Fix

Resolved:

-Some words in utility line the button "OK", "Yes", "No" and "Cancel" in pop-up box is not translated into local language(60139-0511)

-White window when launch OGL 3.x demo in GPU caps Viewer 1.8.2(57428-0511)

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Quote from: www.gpgpu.org
Almost all the presentations from the recent UK GPU Computing Conference held on December 13-14 2010 in Cambridge  are now available at http://www.many-core.group.cam.ac.uk/ukgpucc2/programme.shtml. Over 100 delegates saw a varied mix of talks from both industry and academia over the 2 day meeting.




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3D-Tech News Around The Web / Blender 2.56 Beta
« on: January 01, 2011, 12:46:18 PM »
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The Blender Foundation and online developer community is proud to present Blender 2.56 Beta. This release is the fourth official beta release of the Blender 2.5 series, representing the culmination of many years of redesign and development work.

This version is called a "Beta" because it's now for the most part feature complete. The Python API has had some extensive changes, most notably in naming conventions and in creation and access of properties.

Since Blender 2.55 beta over 440 bugs were fixed!

IMPORTANT: Between 2.53 and 2.56 an extensive renaming operation has changed the scripting API a lot, with repercussions also for loading 2.53 .blends with animation into 2.56. Make sure you try the FCurve/Driver 2.54 fix entry from the Help menu.

IMPORTANT 2: The day after release, a very bad bug in "undo" for using Cloth/Fluid sim has been solved. We'll probably release a 2.56a update soon.



The screenshot shows the free character rig "Biff"

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Quote from: www.opengl.org
KlayGE is a cross-platform open source game engine with plugin-based architecture. In this new version 3.11.0, the OpenGL plugin is highly enhanced. It replaces the D3D9 plugin to become the primary rendering plugin under WinXP. Also, it now works well on both NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards, from OpenGL 2.0 to the latest 4.1.

Most prerequisites are already in application folder, except from Cg toolkit.

DX11 worked fine, OpenGL appeared very unstable with Cedar/Cat10.12
I strongly recommend to use gdebugger.


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Notebook preview at TPU

Direct driver download here

Canada renamed their olympic city into "Wrestler", eh?
Or maybe just a dislexic programmer at AMD and/or Toshiba  ::)

Here again the magic numbers for GPU databases:

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;----------1011180037-8.792-101109a1-108614C-Toshiba
"AMD Radeon HD 6250 Graphics" = ati2mtag_Wrestler, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9804
"AMD Radeon HD 6250 Graphics " = ati2mtag_Wrestler, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9805
"AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics    " = ati2mtag_Wrestler, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9802
"AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics     " = ati2mtag_Wrestler, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9803

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APU, Brazos, Zacate, Bobcat, Vancouver - google for it...

The new notebooks with Vancouver will be:
ACER Aspire 8950G
Packard Bell Easy Note LM94


Direct driver download here or here

Here are the magic numbers for GPU databases etc.

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;----------1011011615-8.783.2-101028a-107592C-Acer
"AMD Radeon HD 6470M" = ati2mtag_Vancouver_PRAI, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6760&SUBSYS_050E1025
"AMD Radeon HD 6470M " = ati2mtag_Vancouver_PRAI, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6760&SUBSYS_05151025
"AMD Radeon HD 6470M  " = ati2mtag_Vancouver_PRAI, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6760&SUBSYS_05131025
"AMD Radeon HD 6470M   " = ati2mtag_Vancouver_PRAI, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6760&SUBSYS_05151025
"AMD Radeon HD 6470M    " = ati2mtag_Vancouver_PRAI, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6760&SUBSYS_050E1025
"AMD Radeon HD 6470M     " = ati2mtag_Vancouver_PRAI, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6760&SUBSYS_050E1025
"AMD Radeon HD 6470M      " = ati2mtag_Vancouver_PRAI, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6760&SUBSYS_05151025
"AMD Radeon HD 6470M       " = ati2mtag_Vancouver_PRAI, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6760&SUBSYS_05131025
"AMD Radeon HD 6470M        " = ati2mtag_Vancouver_PRAI, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6760&SUBSYS_05131025
"AMD Radeon HD 6650M" = ati2mtag_Vancouver, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6741&SUBSYS_050B1025
"AMD Radeon HD 6650M " = ati2mtag_Vancouver_PRAI, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6741&SUBSYS_050E1025
"AMD Radeon HD 6650M  " = ati2mtag_Vancouver_PRAI, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6741&SUBSYS_05151025
"AMD Radeon HD 6650M   " = ati2mtag_Vancouver_PRAI, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6741&SUBSYS_05131025
"AMD Radeon HD 6650M    " = ati2mtag_Vancouver, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6741&SUBSYS_050A1025
"AMD Radeon HD 6650M     " = ati2mtag_Vancouver_PRAI, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6741&SUBSYS_05151025
"AMD Radeon HD 6650M      " = ati2mtag_Vancouver_PRAI, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6741&SUBSYS_05151025
"AMD Radeon HD 6650M       " = ati2mtag_Vancouver_PRAI, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6741&SUBSYS_050E1025
"AMD Radeon HD 6650M        " = ati2mtag_Vancouver_PRAI, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6741&SUBSYS_050E1025
"AMD Radeon HD 6650M         " = ati2mtag_Vancouver_PRAI, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6741&SUBSYS_05131025
"AMD Radeon HD 6650M          " = ati2mtag_Vancouver_PRAI, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6741&SUBSYS_05131025

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