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The Tegra Android Development Pack installs all software tools required to develop for Android on NVIDIA's Tegra platform and is the perfect companion for developing native applications for Tegra Developer Kits. This suite of developer tools is targeted at Tegra devices, but will configure a development environment that will work with almost any Android device.


    NVIDIA Debug Manager for Eclipse 12.0.0
    Android SDK r12
    Android NDK r6b
    JDK 6u24
    Cygwin 1.7
    Eclipse 3.6.2
    CDT 7.0.2
    ADT 12.0.0
    Apache Ant 1.8.2

Attention: the emulator supports neither ARMv7 nor OpenGLES 2.0!

AMD Catalyst™ 11.10 Preview Driver Features:

    Improves performance in Battlefield 3 Open Beta release for both non-Anti-Aliasing and application enabled Anti-Aliasing cases on the AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 and AMD Radeon HD 5000 series for single GPU configurations.
    Improves performance in Battlefield 3 Open Beta release for both non-Anti-Aliasing and application enabled Anti-Aliasing cases on AMD CrossFire™ configurations using the AMD Radeon HD 6000 and AMD Radeon HD 5000 series of products.
    Improves performance in Rage on single GPU and AMD CrossFire configurations using the AMD Radeon HD 6000, AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series and AMD Radeon HD 4000 series of products.
    Resolves intermittent crashing seen loading levels in Rage
    Resolves flickering of NPCs in Rage
    Enables automatic Vsync for Rage
    Enables support for AMD Eyefinity 5x1 display (portrait and landscape) configurations  using the AMD Radeon HD 6000 and AMD Radeon HD 5000 series of products.
    AMD Vision Engine Control Center: User Interface enhancements have been implemented for the AMD CrossfireX™, GPU AMD Overdrive™ and Information Center pages.

Download and install the Driver from the following location:

AMD Catalyst 11.10 Preview Driver  for Windows® 7 / Vista®
AMD Catalyst 11.10 Preview Driver for Windows®  XP

Compared to preview V1 another OpenGL extension has been added, but i was too lazy to look it up  :P

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / CPUID Reviewer Kit for AMD FX Bulldozer
« on: October 07, 2011, 07:38:33 PM »
CPUID Reviewer Kit for AMD FX Bulldozer

For all who will review the new AMD FX processor, we've released a kit that includes some of our tools, and plus, all updated for the new AMD chip.

The kit includes :
- CPU-Z 1.58.7
- HWMonitor 1.18.5
- TMonitor 1.04
- HWiNFO32 & HWiNFO64 387.1390
- SIV 4.23 BETA-22
- AIDA64 Extreme Edition 1649

You can download the reviewer kit at that address.

3D-Tech News Around The Web / AMD GPUPerfStudio2.7.829.0
« on: October 06, 2011, 09:48:19 PM »
GPU PerfStudio 2.7 Improvements

    OpenGL 4.0 is now supported
    Shader Debugger
        DX11/DX10 Vertex Shader debugging is now supported
        Constant buffer indexes are now correct
    Stage Layouts
        Pipeline Stage view now shows which stages are active at a draw call
        New Image Resource Thumbnail viewer that allows the user to view image resources from different stages of the pipeline in one view
        DX11/DX10 the stencil buffer has been removed from the OM layout. The Depth and Stencil images are both in the depth image in different channels
        Frame Capture now supports the creation of vertex buffers
        DX11 Buffer Visualization support for shader inputs
        DX11 CS UAV Visualization support for shader inputs
        DX11 Constant buffers now display non-float data correctly
        New Profile delta feature allows the user to see the differences between two profiles

3D-Tech News Around The Web / EVGA OC Scanner v1.7.4
« on: October 05, 2011, 06:12:24 PM »
EVGA OC Scanner v1.7.4 - Released 10/3/2011

    Added a quick scan option to scan only half the pixels.
    Default artifact scanner polling period set to 1000ms
    Bugfix: GPU load still enabled at startup even if user disabled it in a previous run.
    Default state of GPU load limiter: Disabled.

Following previosly revealed roadmap, NVIDIA has updated 3.x generation of PhysX physics engine to version 3.1

List of publicly available free binary PhysX SDKs includes SDK for Windows PC, Linux, Mac OSX (will be added a little later) and, for the first time, Android platforms.

Full story at PhysXinfo

Inspite of being able to install (runtimes are ARMv6), none of the Android samples runs on Qualcomm Adreno 200  :P


======== Release 285 Entries ========

    * Implemented support for FreeBSD tunables.

    * Fixed a bug causing flickering in some GPU/display combinations.

    * Fixed a bug that prevented the driver from loading on some ION systems.

    * Fixed a bug that could result in poor OpenGL performance after hotplugging
      a monitor.

    * Added support for the following GPU:

        * GeForce GT 520MX

    * Fixed a bug causing possible text corruption when recovering from GPU

2011-08-17 version 285.03

    * Fixed a bug causing corruption of images which are 2047 pixels wide.

    * Improved performance of the RENDER extension on Fermi-based GPUs.

    * Fixed a bug causing the X server to crash after a VT-switch while running
      an OpenGL stereo application which is a member of a swap group.

3D-Tech News Around The Web / AMD Catalyst - Rage Performance Driver
« on: October 04, 2011, 05:59:14 PM »
AMD Catalyst Rage Performance Driver Features:

    Significant performance gains for single GPU configurations
    Compatible with AMD Radeon™ 6000 and AMD Radeon 5000 series of graphics products

Download and install the Driver from the following location:

    AMD Catalyst Rage Performance Driver  for Windows® 7

Downloads at NVIDIA

New in Release 276.14:

    NVIDIA Control Panel Updates
            Revised the ‘Adjust Desktop Size and Position,’ page to provide improved controls for desktop scaling and resizing.
                Includes a preview window.
                Available for all displays (including VGA and HDMI connections).
                Scaling override option
            Under Windows Vista/Windows 7, the Set up SLI Mosaic page uses the same controls as the Set up Mosaic page.
    Display Support
        Added 10-bit Grayscale through DVI for Windows 7  - enables 10-bit Grayscale through DVI for supported monitors such as proprietary medical displays.
        Enable Direct3D applications to synchronize back buffer presents across multiple GPU's in one system or multiple systems. Multi-Window and Full-Screen applications are supported. Requires NVIDIA G-Sync II and supported Quadro boards, see for more information.
    ODE Driver
        The R275 drivers are the first ‘Optimal Drivers for Enterprise’, a release dedicated to relatively long term stability for ISV certification, OEMs, and Enterprise customers.
    New APIs
        OpenGL path rendering API – enables high-quality text and 2D rendering with OpenGL applications.
        This driver release includes NVIDIA WMI, a Windows service as well as decouple WMI provider that allows WMI clients to query and monitor such GPU parameters as GPU fan speed and GPU temperature.
    Workstation application compatibility fixes. Please read the release notes for more information on product support, feature limitations, driver fixes and known compatibility issues.

3D-Tech News Around The Web / OpenGL Extensions Viewer 4.04 released
« on: October 02, 2011, 07:29:27 PM »
Release 4.04 (Sat, 01 Oct 2011 01:52:39 GMT)

No changelog, obviously 4.2 support has been improved.

OpenCL RayTraced Quaternion Julia-Set Example
Last Revision:   
Version 1.6, 2011-09-26
remove usage of make_float3 which is not supported by spec.
Updated Readme file to indicate that this demo will only work on Lion and onwards as it uses float3 vector data type.

The timestamp of the kernel file is March 2010  ??? , however this version runs faster in GPUCapsViewer

3D-Tech News Around The Web / CMSoft OpenCL Histogram Equalization
« on: October 02, 2011, 06:56:39 PM »
OpenCL Histogram Equalization

We're back to the programming and OpenCL examples after SIGGRAPH 2011 which was really interesting.

This time we bring to programmers an interesting example related to image processing: generation of OpenCL accelerated Histogram Equalized pictures.

The method consists of converting a color image into its HSL representation, performing the OpenCL Histogram Equalization on the Luminance channel and then converting back to RBG model for display. In our tests, the GPU overall time was 60x faster  than CPU single-core time.

We intend to ellaborate more on this example and more advanced filters later in the future. Feel free to leave a comment if you're interested in the topic.

I took a sample picture with about 6000x4000 pixels - 21 sec. conventional, 0.7 sec. OpenCL

3D-Tech News Around The Web / GLSL Live Editor
« on: October 02, 2011, 06:30:19 PM »
No proper documentation, read the thread at pouet

3D-Tech News Around The Web / MSI Afterburner 2.2.0 Beta 8 (2011-10-02)
« on: October 02, 2011, 05:55:04 PM »
Change list:

- Improved MSI On-Screen Display server v4.2.3:
- Improved video frames timestamping approach may improve smoothness of videos captured on low framerates
- Improved RTV1 codec provides better compression ratio (significantly better under certain conditions) without affecting the image quality and encoding performance
- Added alternate RTV1 compression mode providing 1.5x - 2x better realtime compression performance at the cost of some minor image quality loss. Video quality slider is now unlocked for RTV1 format, 100% quality selects original compression mode whilst any other value selects new high performance compression mode
- Now MSI Afterburner displays captured video file time, size, per-frame compression ratio and time in the On-Screen Display next to the video capture progress indicator
- Now multithreaded video capture optimization is forcibly disabled by default on single core CPUs
- Kernel mode RTCore driver has been upgraded to v1.6. New driver introduces RivaTuner-styled experimental protected MMIO IOCTLs and removes outdated IOCTLs dedicated for some old and currently abandoned RTCore technology based applications (HIS iTurbo and RMClock)
- Now MSI Afterburner starts significantly faster than before due to optimized I2C devices scanning, cached database access and optimized GPU context switching in profile load routine
- Fixed RTV1 codec installation issue on 64-bit systems
- Now power users may unlock additional hidden video capture formats via the configuration file
- Now screenshot and video capture quality can be adjusted with precise 1% steps instead of 5% steps in the previous version
- Now video capture framerate can be adjusted in [1 FPS; 100 FPS] range with precise 1 FPS steps instead of [25 FPS; 100 FPS] range
- Added Polish localization

I'd like to focus on is one interesting experimental thing in new release:

- Kernel mode RTCore driver has been upgraded to v1.6. New driver introduces RivaTuner-styled experimental protected MMIO IOCTLs and removes outdated IOCTLs dedicated for some old and currently abandoned RTCore technology based applications (HIS iTurbo and RMClock)

New protected MMIO IOCTLs allow MSI Afterburner to hide all low-level access to hardware much deeper into the driver, into separate kernel address space, where it cannot be accessed by unsafe user mode applications like Punkbuster. Protected MMIO can be enabled by editing configuration file and setting MMIOUserMode to 0 (it is set to 1 by default).

The download link of MSI Afterburner 2.2.0 Beta 8

3D-Tech News Around The Web / AMD embedded G-Series platform brief
« on: September 30, 2011, 04:37:43 PM »
This document lists features of the G-series APUs

Download here

I didn't notice obvious changes compared to last version, maybe fixes for latest GPU drivers etc.

MADFINGER Games  released his extremely anticipated game Shadowgun  for iOS.
Even their competitor AngryMobGames is excited.

Android version - which is said to be Kal-El (NVIDIA Tegra 3) optimized - is scheduled for early October

The latest source code for the LLVM-based compiler Clang—the default compiler in Apple's Xcode developer tools—shows that support has recently been added for Marvell's quad-core, ARM-based Armada XP processor. Since Marvell is targeting the processor for low-power cloud computing applications, why exactly does Apple's version of Clang offer conditional support in its development tool chain?

Full story at Ars Technica

3D-Tech News Around The Web / AMD Catalyst 11.9 WHQL
« on: September 28, 2011, 07:13:09 PM »
Release notes here
Downloads here

Here are the links for Mobility users who ain't loved by AMD:
11.9 Mobility 64 bit
11.9 Mobility 32 bit
(btw Catalyst 11.10 preview works also fine with Mobility GPUs)

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