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The Future of Ultimate Gaming Laptops - A Glimpse

Movies are full of imagination and creativity, you get the sense that given time - anything is possible. From helicarriers to killer robots with AI, it all seems plausible and should be upon us in the not-too-distant future. Well, Marty McFly and Doc seem to have traveled to an alternate future where technology advanced much faster than ours, because I don't see any real hoverboards or flying cars with flux capacitors running on garbage.
Despite all the things we don't have yet, we are making leaps and bounds. Even though you may not realize it, there are actually many things we did manage to actualize from that same movie: persoanl drones, mobile payment, wearables, video phones, video glasses, and don't forget hands-free gaming! It's all about incremental advances, and every once in a while - a significant leap.
ROG is making such a leap as we speak, R&D has agreed to let us peek inside the secret labs to see what the future holds. Of the small bits of info we are allowed to disclose, we are already excited!
What we can say is that one of the highlights from the lab is an overclockable gaming laptop that will rival even gaming desktops. We were told it is a concept machine and thus they are still in the process of making it even more powerful. The exclusive info about to be revealed is without overclocking but is already faster than any laptop on the planet (not including alternate futures or dimensions). Without overclocking this beast can score almost 21K (Performance) in 3DMark11, edging out even the mighty GTX Titan X in this benchmark!
In all likelyhood they are talking about a mobile Pascal GPU.
The only SKU i'm aware of is the GP104-200-A1 / GP104-PS-NB


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Full-speed, out-of-order rasterization

If you’re familiar with graphics APIs, you’re certainly aware of the API ordering guarantees. At their core, these guarantees mean that if you put two triangles into the pipeline one after the other, they will also end up in the framebuffer in exactly the same order. This makes it possible, for instance, to sort transparent geometry by depth and get the correct blending.
While this guarantee is usually necessary for correctness, it’s often an unnecessary constraint. If you’re laying down a G-Buffer without blending, for example, you typically don’t care about a specific rasterization order. The same commonly applies to depth-only rendering operations. For those cases, GCN hardware supports a special “out-of-order” rasterization mode which does exactly what the name implies: it relaxes the ordering guarantee, and allows fragments to be produced out-of-order. This can improve efficiency in various cases, and in fact, the driver will try to enable it automatically when it is safe to do so.

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / AMD GPU PerfStudio 3.5
« on: May 19, 2016, 05:26:48 PM »
 What’s New in V3.5?



 New Features
  • New – DirectX 12 support has improved with greater stability and improved performance
  • NEW – Support for LiquidVR 1.0.3.20 – Find out more about LiquidVR .
  • NEW – The open source version of the DirectX 12 server plugin is now supported as part of CodeXL at GPUOpen.
Changes
  • This release improves stability with DirectX 12 applications.
  • The DirectX 12 GPU Trace profiler has been rewritten for improved performance with multi-threaded games.

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Linux 32-bit ARM Display Driver BETA367.18May 19, 2016
Linux x64 (AMD64/EM64T) Display Driver [/color]BETA[/b]367.18May 19, 2016
Linux Display Driver - x86 [/color]BETA[/b]367.18May 19, 2016
Solaris Display Driver – x64/x86 [/color]BETA[/b]367.18May 19, 2016
FreeBSD Display Driver – x86 [/color]BETA[/b]367.18May 19, 2016
FreeBSD Display Driver – x64 [/color]BETA[/b]367.18May 19, 2016

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  • Fixed a bug that would cause OpenGL applications to crash when creating a context on one X display connection, then making it current with no associated drawable on another X display connection.  This fixes a crash when starting some versions of Matlab.
  • Fixed OpenGL presentation to SDI through the GLX_NV_video_out and GLX_NV_present_video extensions, which was broken by the introduction of the nvidia-modeset kernel module in 358.09.
  • Fixed a bug that caused an incorrect offset to be applied when using the full composition pipeline on a display whose image has both a rotation and a ViewportOut offset applied.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause nvidia-settings to crash on some systems when responding to events such as hotplugging DisplayPort devices.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause crashes in OpenGL applications which use glTextureView() with a non-zero minlevel.
  • Enhanced the Display Device information page in nvidia-settings with additional information for DisplayPort devices to reflect attributes which are specific to DisplayPort connections.
  • Fixed a bug which could cause deleted application profiles to appear when editing rules in the nvidia-settings control panel.
  • Fixed a bug that caused hangs when a G-SYNC monitor is unplugged and a non-G-SYNC monitor is connected while G-SYNC is active.
  • Fixed a bug that caused "nvidia-modeset: ERROR: GPU:0: Activating G-SYNC failed" to be printed to the system log if a G-SYNC monitor is connected and stereo is enabled in xorg.conf on a configuration that doesn't support it.
  • Added the NV_robustness_video_memory_purge OpenGL extension, which allows applications to know when a mode switching or power event purged the contents of FBOs and BOs residing in video memory.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented HDMI 2.0 4K monitors from waking up from sleep or hot-replug.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes prevented flipping from being enabled on systems with multiple displays.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause applications to crash when using the EGL_EXT_platform_device extension on a system with multiple GPUs.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause nvidia-installer's runtime loader test to fail spuriously on some systems.
  • The NVIDIA Unified Virtual Memory kernel module, nvidia-uvm.ko, now has a minimum kernel requirement of Linux 2.6.32. On older kernel versions, nvidia-uvm.ko will be compiled as a stub kernel module which does not provide any functionality.
  • 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

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We introduce a new hardware-accelerated method for constructing Deep G-buffers that is 2x-8x faster than the previous depth peeling method and produces more stable results. We then build several high-performance shading algorithms atop our representation, including dynamic diffuse interreflection, ambient occlusion (AO), and mirror reflection effects.
 Our construction method s order-independent, guarantees a minimum separation between layers, operates in a (small) bounded memory footprint, and does not require per-pixel sorting. Moreover, addressing the increasingly expensive cost of pre-rasterization, our approach requires only a single pass over the scene geometry. Our global illumination algorithms approach the speed of the fastest screen-space AO-only techniques while significantly exceeding their quality: we capture small-scale details and complex radiometric effects more robustly than screen-space techniques, and we implicitly handle dynamic illumination conditions.  We include the pseudocode for our Deep G-buffer construction in the paper and the full source code of our technique in our supplemental document.
 

The binary demo contains broken shaders  :(

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / AMD GeometryFX v1.2
« on: May 19, 2016, 04:52:40 PM »
Update GeometryFX to v1.2
 
v1.2 updates from @Anteru * Mostly the addition of cluster culling




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  Google supercharges machine learning tasks with TPU custom chip

Machine learning provides the underlying oomph to many of Google’s most-loved applications. In fact, more than 100 teams are currently using machine learning at Google today, from Street View, to Inbox Smart Reply, to voice search.
 But one thing we know to be true at Google: great software shines brightest with great hardware underneath. That’s why we started a stealthy project at Google several years ago to see what we could accomplish with our own custom accelerators for machine learning applications.
 The result is called a Tensor Processing Unit (TPU), a custom ASIC we built specifically for machine learning...

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Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.5.2.1 Highlights
    • Performance increase by up to 35% on AMD Radeon R9 390 series products in Doom™ versus Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.5.2
  • Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of May 16, 2016 on the AMD Radeon™ R9 390, on a test system comprising Intel i7 5960X CPU, 16GB memory, AMD RSCE 16.5.2 and AMD RSCE 16.5.2.1, Windows 10 x64 using the game Doom™.  PC Manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. At 1920x1080 AMD RSCE 16.5.2 scored 70.29 and AMD RSCE 16.5.2.1 scored 95.11 on the AMD Radeon™ R9 390, which is 35% faster performance.

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>download now<

No Vulkan support

No obvious changes to OpenGL


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3D-Tech News Around The Web / TechPowerUp GPU-Z v0.8.8
« on: May 13, 2016, 05:20:53 PM »
GPU-Z is a lightweight utility designed to provide you with all information about your graphics card and GPU. Version History 0.8.8
  • Added a settings dialog that can be accessed via the icon in the top right of the window
  • Added ASIC quality reading for Fiji and Tonga
  • ASIC quality readout now compares your GPU against online data from GPU-Z validations
  • Added support for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080, GTX 980 in laptop, GTX 965M, 940M, 910M, GT 755M, Quadro M6000 24 GB, M4000M, K3100M, M500M, Tesla M40, M60
  • Added support for Intel Iris Graphics 540
  • Fixed -card parameter not working correctly
  • Fixed bluescren on Cedarview, during temperature reading
  • Fixed Intel Iris Graphics 540 GPU name to correctly show GT3e
  • Fixed NVIDIA BIOS reading on systems with PLX PCIe bridge
  • Fixed hang on systems with disabled/broken HPET implementation
  • Slighty improved wording in BIOS Upload Dialog

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Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.5.2 Highlights
  • Support for:
    • Doom™
  • New AMD Crossfire profile available for:
    • Battleborn™
Fixed Issues
    • Radeon Settings may sometimes suggest upgrading to an older driver revision when using the new driver notification feature.
    • Frame Rate Target Control may not keep the users previous settings when disabled.
    • The option to enable/disable AMD Crossfire™ technology logo may be missing on some system configurations from the" Gaming, Global Options" tab in Radeon Settings.
    • Radeon Settings game manager does not display icons for Origin Games.
    • Radeon Settings launch with Eyefinity profiles may sometimes not take effect after system has been rebooted for profiled games.
    • Some characters or game areas are rendered very dark in Hitman™ using AMD Crossfire technology mode.
    • Restore factory defaults may occasionally not work for the "Display" tab in Radeon Settings.
    • The power efficiency toggle in Radeon Settings may be available to some unsupported system configurations.
    • The text in Radeon Settings drop down menus may sometimes get cut off when in windowed mode with some Windows DPI scaling settings.
    • League of Legends users may experience minor graphical corruption when using AMD Crossfire technology mode.
    • Star Wars™: Battlefront users may see corrupted ground textures in the Survival of Hoth mission.

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / NVIDIA Pascal GeForce slide
« on: May 09, 2016, 04:21:23 PM »
download now

...and look at some cucumbers with wigs???

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Forza Motorsport 6: Apex

Free download with IAP

Supports DirectX 12


Unusable on my rig because it flickers like a stroboscope  :(


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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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