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3D-Tech News Around The Web / OpenGL Extensions Viewer 3.36
« on: April 10, 2011, 08:01:44 PM »
OpenGL Extensions Viewer
Release 3.36 (Sun, 10 Apr 2011 03:21:38 GMT)
Beta MacOSX 10.7 support with OpenGL 3.2 detection. Updated database.

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / Bullet 2.78 released
« on: April 09, 2011, 08:02:02 AM »
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New in Bullet 2.78

          Fracture and glueing demo that can break or glue child shapes of a btCompoundShape
           when certain impulse thresholds are exceeded.
           See Bullet/Demos/FractureDemo

          Breakable constraints, based on an applied impulse threshold.
           See Bullet/Demos/ConstraintDemos

          Improved binary .bullet file format with soft body serialization and
           See Bullet/Demos/SerializeDemo

          Polyhedral contact clipping and optional separating axis test (SAT) as alternative to
           GJK/EPA and incremental contact manifold, for btPolyhedralConvexShape derived shapes
           such as btConvexHullShape
           See Demos/InternalEdgeDemo

          OpenCL and DirectCompute cloth simulation improvements: GPU kernels for capsule
           collision detection and OpenCL-OpenGL interop
           See Demos/OpenCLClothDemoand Demos/DX11ClothDemo

          Speculative/predictive contact constraints as a method to perform continuous collision
           response.
           See Demos/CcdPhysicsDemo

No precompiled binaries yet...

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / TechPowerUp GPU-Z v0.5.3
« on: April 09, 2011, 04:49:22 AM »

Filename: GPU-Z.0.5.3.exe
MD5 Hash: 62CB4FA6F9C46C56DAAE0D4EAEAB6667 ...

GPU-Z is a lightweight utility designed to give you all information about your video card and GPU.

Please note: Some versions of McAfee Antivirus report a "Generic!Artemis" infection. This is a McAfee specific false positive, GPU-Z is not infected with any virus/trojan.

Revision History
0.5.3

    Added support for AMD Radeon HD 6790, FirePro V5800
    Added support for GeForce GT 555M, GTX 540M, G315M, Quadro FX 600, FX 2800M, Quadro 4000
    Fixed GeForce GTX 590 release date
    Added support for voltage controllers VT1556, uP6266, uP6218
    Added VDDCI measurement on CHL8228 based ATI cards
    Added capability to show sensors in TechPowerUp OSD Server
    Fixed several crashes and resource leaks



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3D-Tech News Around The Web / 2011 Unreal Engine 3 Features Trailer
« on: April 07, 2011, 06:19:51 PM »
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See the latest UE3 has to offer, from high-end DirectX 11 features to handy mobile game development tools.

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / AMD APP SDK V2.4 released
« on: April 07, 2011, 04:19:07 PM »
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What’s New in AMD APP SDK V2.4

    Improved OpenCL runtime performance:
        Zero copy transfer of data between CPU and GPU for APUs (Windows only)
        Improved PCIe transfer speed
        Improved kernel launch times
    Support for AMD A-series devices
    Support for:
        AMD C-30 Accelerated Processor with AMD Radeon™ HD 6250 graphics card
        AMD C-50 Accelerated Processor with AMD Radeon™ HD 6250 graphics card
        AMD E-240 Accelerated Processor with AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 graphics card
        AMD E-350 Accelerated Processor with AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 graphics card
        AMD Radeon™ HD 6670 graphics card
        AMD Radeon™ HD 6570 graphics card
        AMD Radeon™ HD 6450 graphics card
    Support for CPU/x86 images (Enables the support for image formats, as described in the Khronos OpenCL Specification, to be run on the x86 CPU)
    Support for cl_khr_fp64 on the CPU.
    Cached reads (-fno-alias)
    Binary image format improvements
    DXVA buffer sharing
    FFT performance improvements
    Uninstallation of SDK 2.4 or its components is now done through the Catalyst Install Manager (CIM). See the Installation Notes for a description of the procedure.
    For the AMD APP Profiler v2.2:
        Support for OpenCL™ application summary
        Support for profiling with AMD Radeon™ HD6900 series GPUs (requires AMD APP SDK v2.4 and AMD Catalyst 11.2 or newer)
        Improved Session List Explorer
        Improved user documentation (now also accessible online in Documentation)
    For the AMD APP KernelAnalyzer v1.8:
        Support for AMD Catalyst 11.1 – 11.3
        Support for setting the OpenCL compiler build options
        Improved analysis for AMD Radeon™ HD 6970 graphics cards
        Support for displaying x86 assembly code
    Commencing with Catalyst 11.3, the AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) OpenCL runtime is included in the GPU drivers. More frequent updates to the run-time may be obtained by updating the drivers.

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Same old OpenGL/OpenCL binaries as in 11.4 preview, just a bunch of new device IDs.

HD6790 hotfixes: Linux / XP

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;----------1103231849-8.84-110309a-115038C.4
DriverVer=03/09/2011, 8.840.0.0000
"AMD Radeon HD 6400 Series" = ati2mtag_NI, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6770
"AMD Radeon HD 6450" = ati2mtag_NI, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6779
"AMD Radeon HD 6500 Series" = ati2mtag_NI, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6759
"AMD Radeon HD 6600 Series" = ati2mtag_NI, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6758
"AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series" = ati2mtag_NI, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_673E
"AMD Radeon HD 6990" = ati2mtag_NICayman, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_671D



EDG 11.4 XP
EDG 11.4 Seven/Vista

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;----------1103231826-8.84-110309a-115579C-EDG Direct
DriverVer=03/09/2011, 8.840.0.0000
"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
"ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400" = ati2mtag_M72, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_94C9
"ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series" = ati2mtag_RS880M, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9712
"ATI RADEON E2400" = ati2mtag_M72, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_94CB
"ATI RADEON E4690" = ati2mtag_M9x, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9491
"ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics" = ati2mtag_RS780M, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9612
"ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics " = ati2mtag_RS780, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9615
"ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series" = ati2mtag_Evergreen, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68B8

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Mali GPUs Linux Device Drivers r2p1-05rel1 released - 01 April 2011
Enjoy the latest open source release r2p1-05rel1 of the Mali GPUs Linux Kernel Device Drivers under GPLv2 license. Happy hacking and as always submit you feedback to the Mali forums.

Mali GPU Performance Analysis Tool v3.0 Alpha1 released - 25 March 2011
Download the alpha1 release of the Mali GPU Performance Analysis Tool version 3.0 to analyze and optimize the performance of graphics applications on Mali GPUs. Submit your feedback to the Mali forums as usual.

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / Fraps 3.4.1
« on: April 02, 2011, 02:05:42 PM »
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Fraps 3.4.1 - 2nd Apr 2011
- Fixed crash when starting Fraps for some users
- Fixed hotkeys not being detected when modifier keys held
- Fixed keys getting stuck when used by both the game and Fraps

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The Blender Foundation is uploading the first release candidates for Blender 2.57 right now. Enjoy!

Ton Roosendaal writes:

Hi all,

    We’re now publishing release candidates for the first official non-beta 2.5 version:

    http://download.blender.org/release/Blender2.57/

    Reports on issues can be discussed in IRC – irc.freenode.net #blendercoders – or by posting a report in the bug tracker.

Don't get confused, they forgot to update the version numbers in the installer and compiled binaries  ::)


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3D-Tech News Around The Web / AMD GPUPerfStudio 2.5.469
« on: March 31, 2011, 07:59:22 PM »
Download here

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Release Notes - GPU PerfStudio 2


Requirements
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Server machine:
  - Win7  or Vista (32bit or 64bit)
  - ATI Radeon HD 2000 Series or newer graphics card.
  - ATI Catalyst 9.11 or newer

Client Machine:
  - Win7, Vista, or XP SP2 (32bit or 64bit)
  - Microsoft .NET framework 3.5

Compatible API versions:
  - DX10
  - DX10.1
  - DX11
  - OpenGL 3.0

On Win7/Vista, you must turn User Account Control (UAC) off
 (Start->Control Panel->User Accounts).

You must close any application which is trying to access port 80
 (i.e. Skype) or change the port used.


Installation Instructions
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1. Extract the zip file into any directory you wish to run GPU PerfStudio 2 from. You can relocate GPU PerfStudio 2 easily by copying or moving the directory.
GPU Perfstudio 2 does not install anything by default into the registry.
 

Using GPUPerfStudio 2
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A limited introduction can be found in the GPU PerfStudio 2 client help file. To see the client help start GPUPerfClient.exe and press the F1 key.


Known Issues
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The GPU PerfStudio 2 Knowledge Base can be found here:

http://developer.amd.com/support/KnowledgeBase/Pages/default.aspx?Category=2&SubCategory=13

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Downloads:
Seven / Vista
XP

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;----------1103231848-8.84-110309a-115037C.4
DriverVer=03/09/2011, 8.840.0.0000
"AMD Radeon HD 6400 Series" = ati2mtag_NI, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6770
"AMD Radeon HD 6450" = ati2mtag_NI, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6779
"AMD Radeon HD 6500 Series" = ati2mtag_NI, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6759
"AMD Radeon HD 6600 Series" = ati2mtag_NI, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6758
"AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series" = ati2mtag_NI, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_673E
"AMD Radeon HD 6990" = ati2mtag_NICayman, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_671D

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OpenCL Development Kit for Linux on Power

Update: March 31, 2011
Conformant implementation of OpenCL 1.1 Specification

What is new in version 0.3?

Features of this release include a fully conformant implementation of the double precision extension, 32- and 64-bit atomic extensions, 64-bit application support, debugging improvements, as well as various performance improvements including full IBM POWER7* exploitation.

Is the OpenCL Development Kit for Linux a full implementation of the OpenCL 1.1 Specification?

Yes. The Development Kit's supported devices have all successfully passed the OpenCL 1.1 conformance test suite.

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / Notepad++ 5.9 Released
« on: March 31, 2011, 05:09:16 PM »
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Notepad++ v5.9 new features and fixed bug (from v5.8.7):

    Update Scintilla from 2.21 to 2.25.
    New feature: Non-greedy regular expression (Scintilla).
    Add Copy/Cut/Paste Binary Content feature.
    Add "paste HTML content" and "paste RTF content" commands.
    Fix the inverse of title and message for some MessageBox.
    Add "Remove Unmarked Lines" command.
    Add "Column Mode Tip" to notice users the usage of column mode in Notepad++.
    Make stream comment foldable in php/javascript.

 

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / Fraps 3.4.2
« on: March 30, 2011, 05:32:49 PM »
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Fraps 3.4.0 - 29th Mar 2011
- Added configurable buffer size for loop recording mode
- Increased video capture performance at high resolutions
- Fixed slow recording of Minecraft at default window size
- Fixed benchmark crashing when configured to stop automatically after 1 second

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / Flashplayer 11 tech demos
« on: March 30, 2011, 04:55:20 PM »

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / AMD System Monitor Version 1.0
« on: March 29, 2011, 05:40:45 PM »
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AMD System Monitor - version 1.0.0
- Added support to identify dual-graphics hardware configurations and to show dual-graphics branding + layout
- Added configuration to identify GPU devices
- Added configuration to map GPU device pairs to dual-graphics configurations
- Changed "x86" text to "CPU"
- Moved percentages from inside GPU usage meters to above, consistent with the CPU usage meters
- Added marketing info link, with configurable text and destination url
- Seeded app.config configuration file with data from the provided dual-graphics configurations spreadsheet
- Added special condition to disable dual-graphics configuration branding for systems with a single DIMM of RAM
- Updated AMD tray icon sizes to include 32x32 and 48x48 sizes

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / MSI Afterburner 2.2.0 Beta 2
« on: March 29, 2011, 05:28:00 PM »
MSI Afterburner 2.2.0 Beta 2


Revision history:

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Version 2.2.0

- Added core voltage control for reference desing NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 series
- Added core voltage control for reference desing AMD RADEON 6990 graphics cards
  with VT1556 voltage regulators
- Added core, memory and auxiliary PEXVDD voltage control for custom design
  MSI N560GTX-Ti Hawk series graphics cards with uP6218+uP6262 voltage
  regulators
- MSI On-Screen Display server has been upgraded to version 4.2.0. New version
  gives you the following improvements:
  - Added audio capture support to video capture engine. The engine supports
    stereo audio capture under Windows XP and both multichannel or downmixed
    stereo capture under Windows Vista and newer operating systems
  - Primary desktop video capture support for Windows XP and newer operating
    systems. Please take a note that desktop video capture is not supported
    under Windows Vista and newer OS with Aero Glass interface enabled, so
    Aero Glass is being automatically disabled by the server while capturing
    a video from desktop
  - Windows Sidebar is now captured properly on desktop screenshots
  - Updated system profile template mapping rules for application profiles
  - Improved Direct3D9 rendering pipeline flushing algorithm for smoother
    video recording when VSync is enabled
  - Improved bitrate calculation in AVI file headers
  - Updated profiles list
- Changed current value and time rendering Z-order in hardware monitoring graphs
  renderer
- Skin format reference documentation has been updated to v1.4 with some minor
  typo fixes
- Added Simplified Chinese localization

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We present a performance optimization study for an incompressible fluid simulation code designed for animated special effects. The solver uses a marker-and-cell (MAC) method to simulate the motion of liquids and gases. The main challenges in the optimization were identifying efficient data structures for managing the particle data, and rewriting the iterative pressure projection step so as to introduce threading without compromising the convergence rate. On average we achieved an improvement of over 300% in the performance of the serial implementation and parallel effciency of 65% on an 8-core desktop by threading portions of the application.

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / AMD Catalyst 11.3 WHQL
« on: March 29, 2011, 04:35:54 PM »

AMD Catalyst™ 11.3 Release Notes

Direct downloads incl. OpenCL
Vista/Seven 64 Desktop
2Vista/Seven 32 Desktop

Here are the Mobility links for Hybrid users who ain't loved by AMD :P
 
Vista/Seven 64 Mobility
Vista/Seven 32 Mobility
Hybrid notebook users must not uninstall their OEM driver, i.e. install this one on top of the old driver!


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