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 Windows driver version 377.14 and Linux driver version 375.27.15 provide new features for Vulkan developers to test their upcoming Vulkan applications.
Windows 377.14
  Linux 375.27.15
 Release Updates March 27th, 2017 - Windows 377.14, Linux 375.27.15
 
  • SPIR-V compiler bug fixes
  • Updated Vulkan loader to version 1.0.42.1

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / Intel HD graphics driver 21.20.16.4627
« on: March 25, 2017, 07:55:38 PM »
OS support
On 7th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors and related Intel® Pentium® Processors/Intel® Celeron® Processors:
  • Microsoft Windows® 10 64-bit only
On 6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors and Intel® Xeon® Mobile Processors and related Intel Pentium Processors/Intel Celeron Processors:
  • Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1* 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7* 64-bit and 32-bit
Purpose
Downloads the Intel® Graphics Driver version 15.45.16.4627 for Windows*.
 
What's new?
See the release notes files for installation instructions, supported hardware, what is new, bug fixes, and known issues.

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The new versions of HWMonitor and HWMonitor PRO are available. These updates add the support of AMD Ryzen processors lineup, including :
 - package temperature ;
 - per-core and package power ;
 - VID ;
 
 Get HWMonitor 1.31
 Get HWMonitor PRO 1.28

NB with the PRO version you can monitor a PC from an Android device or vice versa.


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3D-Tech News Around The Web / Microsoft PIX 1703.20.002
« on: March 22, 2017, 07:17:46 PM »
Performance tuning and debugging for DirectX 12 games on Windows and Xbox
PIX 1703.20.002 – NVIDIA GPU counters, file IO traces, shader edit & continue, and pixel cost visualizer

Today we released PIX 1703.20.002 beta.  New in this release:
 
  • NVIDIA GPU counters
  • File IO traces
  • Shader edit & continue
  • Pixel Cost visualizer
  • Improved Warnings UI.  Where possible, warning hyperlinks now point to the GPU rather than CPU event list.
  • Added an option to disable Capture GPU timings when taking timing captures.  Turning this off can reduce measurement overhead if you only care about CPU timing information.

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This article explains how to use Radeon GPU Analyzer (RGA) to produce a live VGPR analysis report for your shaders and kernels. Basic RGA usage knowledge is assumed.

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready Driver 378.92
« on: March 20, 2017, 06:20:13 PM »
  Ensure you receive the definitive experience in Mass Effect: Andromeda and Rock Band VR by downloading the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX Game Ready drivers.

Read more >   

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New version 5.0 with Vulkan support now available!
A reliable software which displays useful information about the current OpenGL 3D accelerator and new Vulkan 3D API. This program displays the vendor name, the version implemented, the renderer name and the extensions of the current OpenGL 3D accelerator.
What's new ?
5.0 (15 March 2015)
 - Support for Vulkan .
 - New icon and design updated.
 - Support for High DPI Screen for Windows 8 and later.
 - Faster loading with a new database format of extensions.
 - Bug fixes and improvements.
NB

no forward context 4.5 yet
on Optimus rigs create an app profile


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3D-Tech News Around The Web / NVIDIA VRWORKS SDK 2.3 Now Available
« on: March 16, 2017, 05:54:37 PM »
NVIDIA has released the new VRWorks SDK for application and headset developers along with the GeForce driver version 378.78.
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3D-Tech News Around The Web / VLC media player 2.2.5 beta (CIA fix)
« on: March 16, 2017, 05:52:57 PM »
Following the recent revelations from Wikileaks about the use of VLC by the CIA, you can download the official statement from the VideoLAN organization here.


Download betas from: https://nightlies.videolan.org/build/

 

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Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.3.2 Highlights

Support For
    • Mass Effect™: Andromeda
      • Up to 12% performance improvement measured on Radeon RX 480 8GB when compared to Radeon Software Crimson ReLive edition 17.3.1RS-112
      • AMD Optimized Tessellation Profile added
Fixed Issues
    • Texture corruption may be observed in The Division™ on some surfaces using the DirectX®12 API.
    • For Honor™ may experience texture flickering or a black screen in game menus or when performing a task switch in 4x Multi GPU system configurations.

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 Windows driver version 377.07 and Linux driver version 375.27.14 provide new features for Vulkan developers to test their upcoming Vulkan applications.
 Windows 377.07
  Release Updates   March 15th, 2017 - Windows 377.07
Bug fixes

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 Virtual Reality benchmarking is about to get a lot better thanks to FCAT VR, which reveals the experience you’ll receive in VR games thanks to powerful testing and analysis tools.


Read more >   

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / TechPowerUp GPU-Z v1.18.0
« on: March 15, 2017, 07:10:23 PM »
v1.18.0 (March 15th, 2017)            
  • Added support for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, Quadro P4000, P1000, P600, P400
  • Added support for AMD Radeon RX 580, RX 570, RX 560, RX 550, HD 6430M
  • Added support for Intel HD Graphics 500 (Apollo Lake Pentium N4200)
  • Update check will now display the latest version number available
  • Fixed error message display during BIOS upload
  • Improved tray icon creation code when GPU-Z is launched during Windows startup
  • Fixed clocks read as -1 on Pascal cards with overclocking disabled
  • Invalid readings are no longer included in sensor average calculation (avoids -1.$ output)
  • Addded support to display Boost clocks on Intel
download here




 

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / Intel HD graphics driver 20.19.15.4624
« on: March 13, 2017, 05:52:46 PM »
15.40.4624: Intel® Graphics TEST Driver for Windows® 7*/8.1*/10 [4th & 5th Generation]

Note: Operating system support varies by platform. Due to this and a limitation of the database, Download Center search capabilities cannot report OS support accurately, so please see the support information below or reference the associated Release Notes for more details.

 

This TEST driver provides performance optimizations on popular gaming titles: Fallout 4*, League of Legends*, Diablo III*, World of Warcraft* & Fifa 17*

 

This TEST driver also includes a feature which allows 3rd party EDID tools to manipulate EDID settings to create custom modes. This feature is for advanced users only.

 

The graphics TEST driver 15.40.4624 has been posted to Intel Download Center at the following direct link to the driver:

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/26623

These TEST drivers below in self installing format (exe) are intended for end users.

https://downloadmirror.intel.com/26623/eng/win64_1540.4624.exe

These drivers below in zip format are intended for developers and IT professionals.

https://downloadmirror.intel.com/26623/eng/win64_1540.4624.zip

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / Asus GPUTweakII Version 1.4.3.9
« on: March 13, 2017, 04:59:03 PM »
GPUTweakII Version 1.4.3.9

1.Added support for GTX 1080 Ti
2.Fixed profile not saving issue
3.Changed info page to now update every 5 seconds
4.Fixed compatibility bug with Sonic Studio where the monitor tab for GPU Tweak II would sometimes not startup
5.Fixed Memory Clock bug for some AMD cards where the value shown was lower than the correct value
6.Improved UI stability
(In user defined mode, the fan duty setting would sometimes not be able to reset to the previous position and after adjusting the advance mode slider and pushing “apply” or “cancel” would result with an error pop-up)

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / Vulkan SDK 1.0.42.1 released
« on: March 12, 2017, 04:14:04 AM »
SDK Version 1.0.42.1 Now Available.

 Released March 10, 2017


This SDK is a focused content roll relative to the 1.0.42.0 SDK. See the release notes for included changes.
 

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Download trial version
You need to register at Ubisoft (uplay)
Benchmark can be found at options.

I know it's not new, but you can test the Geforce driver 378.78 for optimisations.

Unfortunately Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon® Wildlands offers no demo version



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3D-Tech News Around The Web / Notepad++ 7.33 released
« on: March 08, 2017, 11:54:31 PM »
v 7.3.3 - Fix CIA Hacking Notepad++ Issue

 08 Mar 2017 21:58:00

"Vault 7: CIA Hacking Tools Revealed" has been published by Wikileaks recentely, and Notepad++ is on the list.
The issue of a hijacked DLL concerns scilexer.dll (needed by Notepad++) on a compromised PC, which is replaced by a modified scilexer.dll built by the CIA. When Notepad++ is launched, the modified scilexer.dll is loaded instead of the original one.
 It doesn't mean that CIA is interested in your coding skill or in your sex message content, but rather it prevents raising any red flags while the DLL does data collection in the background.
For remedying this issue, from this release (v7.3.3) forward, notepad++.exe checks the certificate validation in scilexer.dll before loading it. If the certificate is missing or invalid, then it just won't be loaded, and Notepad++ will fail to launch.
Checking the certificate of a DLL makes it harder to hack. Note that once users’ PCs are compromised, the hackers can do anything on the PCs. This solution only prevents from Notepad++ loading a CIA homemade DLL. It doesn't prevent your original notepad++.exe from being replaced by modified notepad++.exe while the CIA is controlling your PC.
Just like knowing the lock is useless for people who are willing to go into my house, I still shut the door and lock it every morning when I leave home. We are in a f**king corrupted world, unfortunately.
Otherwise there are a lot of enhancements and bug-fixes which improve your Notepad++ experience. For all the detail change log, please check in the Download page.


Download 7.3.3 here:
  Notepad++ Download
https://notepad-plus-plus.org/download/v7.3.3.html

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  Windows driver version 377.06 and Linux driver version 375.27.14 provide new features for Vulkan developers to test their upcoming Vulkan applications.



 Windows 377.06
  Linux 375.27.14
  Release Updates

 March 8th, 2017 - Linux 375.27.14, Windows 377.06
 
  • Bug fixes

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ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition

   FireStorm_V2.0.0.016E for GTX 1080 Ti only

  OS: Windows 10 32-bit, Windows 10 64-bit, Windows 8 32-bit, Windows 8 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit, Windows 7 64-bit

  Download

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