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 Compared to v5.370 this version adds support for

GeForce MX150
Quadro P5200
Tesla V100-SXM2-16GB

Build Information
- Build Date: Jun 20 2017
- Build Time: 00:57:52
- Build CL: 22341182


Big Surprise for Top AI Brainiacs: NVIDIA CEO Gives World’s Top AI Researchers First NVIDIA Tesla V100s

 AI is reshaping the world. The researchers gathered at this week’s Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference in Honolulu are reshaping AI.
 That’s why NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang chose to light up a meetup of elite deep learning researchers at CVPR to unveil the NVIDIA Tesla V100, our latest GPU, based on our Volta architecture, by presenting it to 15 participants in our NVIDIA AI Labs program.

Change log for July 21, 2017 Vulkan 1.0.56 spec update:

  * Bump API patch number and header version number to 56 for this update.

Github Issues:

  * Add valid usage statements for commands introduced by
    `VK_EXT_debug_report` and `VK_EXT_debug_marker` extensions, regarding
    the valid pname:object and pname:objectType values (public issue 495).
  * Modify `GL_KHR_vulkan_glsl` specification to document that uniform and
    buffer block arrays each take only a single binding (public issue 514).
  * Add `KHX` author tag to +vk.xml+ (public issue 526).

Internal Issues:

  * Document use of code: macro for non-Vulkan APIs in the style guide
    (internal issue 863).
  * Document that reference page open block delimiters must not contain
    asciidoc section markup in the style guide (internal issue 898).
  * Fix <<spirvenv,SPIR-V appendix>> to say
    code:VariablePointersStorageBuffer instead of
    code:VariablePointersUniformBufferBlock (internal issue 928).

Other Commits:

  * Add missing extension structures to dependency attributes in +vk.xml+.

New Extenions:

  * `VK_EXT_depth_range_unrestricted`


3D-Tech News Around The Web / Introducing Pumex - a Vulkan renderer
« on: July 18, 2017, 09:57:26 PM »
I present you first public release of my Vulkan renderer :
 Pumex has few properties that you may find interesting :
  • it enables multithreaded rendering on many surfaces and devices at once
  • it's higly configurable - you may add new windows, devices and surfaces using few lines of code
  • it's ready to render on VR gogles
  • it decouples rendering phase from update phase and enables update step with constant time rate independent from rendering time rate
  • comes with few examples showing :
    • how to render lots of different 3D assets in a single draw call using vkCmdDrawIndexedIndirect()
    • how to animate 3D assets
    • how to use texture arrays and arrays of textures
    • how to implement deferred rendering
  • uses modern C++ ( C++11 and C++14 )
  • works on Windows and Linux
  • comprehensive documentation explains most important concepts of the Pumex renderer
  • there are only few libraries that Pumex depends on. All of them are downloaded and built during first Pumex build ( that's for Windows version. Linux requires you to install three of them using package manager )

46 Intel® Graphics Driver for Windows® 10 64-bit [6th & 7th 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.


Protect your turf, build castles, and battle massive guardians as you enjoy performance optimizations and playability improvements - processors with Intel® HD Graphics 620 or better - at release of the upcoming games:

    Minecraft Story Mode: Season 2*
    Master x Master*
    Secret World Legends*
    Pit People* .


Other Intel® products may benefit from these optimizations as well. Visit for recommended game settings for many of your favorite PC games.

This driver enables Windows® 10 Creator’s Update features, as well as provides support for toolkits to assist developers in creating Computer Vision and Deep Learning applications. Please see here for further details.


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

Download Intel® Graphics Driver for Windows* [15.46]

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

     64bit -


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

     64bit -

Change log for July 15, 2017 Vulkan 1.0.55 spec update:

  * Bump API patch number and header version number to 55 for this update.

Github Issues:

  * Removed unintended optional parameter in +vk.xml+ from the
    pname:pWaitSemaphores member of slink:VkPresentInfoKHR, which resulted
    in the generation of an incorrect implicit valid usage clause allowing
    pname:pWaitSemaphores to be NULL even when pname:waitSemaphoreCount is
    non-zero (public issue 491).
  * Add missing attribute to +vk.xml+ documenting that
    slink:VkSwapchainCounterCreateInfoEXT extends
    slink:VkSwapchainCreateInfo (public issue 510).
  * Add const qualifier for some `VK_EXT_debug_market` extension command
    parameters that were missing it (public issue 513).
  * Fix definition of q and level~base~ in
    <<textures-image-level-selection,Image Level(s) Selection>> (public
    issue 515).
  * Clarify lifetime requirement for slink:VkRenderPass objects used in
    object creation (public issue 516).
  * Fix link to floating/normalized fixed-point conversion from
    <<interfaces-fragmentoutput,Fragment Output Interface>> (public issue

Internal Issues:

  * Update the style guide to include the general structure of a Vulkan
    command name, the specific rule for using "`Get`" vs. "`Enumerate`" in
    names, and a table of verbs commonly used in command names (spinoff of
    internal issue 753).
  * Clarified the behavior of automatic layout transitions in case of
    attachment views that are 2D or 2D array views of 3D images. In
    addition, restructured the valid usage clauses corresponding to the
    members of the slink:VkImageSubresourceRange structure and added missing
    valid usage clauses for its pname:baseMipLevel and pname:baseArrayLayer
    members (internal issues 803, 849).
  * Modify `GL_KHR_vulkan_glsl` specification to allow explicit std430 on a
    push_constant declaration (internal issue 919).

Other Commits:

  * Modify <<synchronization-framebuffer-regions, Framebuffer Region
    Dependencies>> to use synchronization scope terminology.
    `VK_EXT_swapchain_colorspace` extension.
  * Replace XML comments with `comment` attributes and/or tags, to enable
    tools which transform the XML without loss of information.
  * Replace `validextensionstructs` with `structextends`, which is tagged in
    the child structure instead of the parent. This makes it slightly
    simpler to add new structs to the XML, causes fewer merge conflicts, and
    the information is kept localized to the extension structures where it
    belongs. The old `validextensionstructs` attributes will be retained
    until we're certain this doesn't cause problems with known consumers of


1. Improved font readability with revised font
2. Fixed an UI related issue where parts of the software was not being displayed properly
3. Resolved the software conflict issue between GPU Tweak II and AURA software
4. Fixed a bug where running the stress test in FurMark ROG edition would have a pop-up indicating that the software has "stopped working"
5. Fixed a bug where using multiple cards in SLI or crossfire would cause the monitor tab to close or stop working if running any 3D application in full screen mode
6. Fixed a bug where four AMD cards in 4-way crossfire would prevent GPU Tweak II from starting up properly
7. Fixed a bug where reinstalling to a newer version of GPU Tweak II would cause the 0dB feature to not function properly

 In collaboration with Google, Codeplay is proud to announce the release of a new open-source tool allowing the compilation of OpenCL C language kernels to run on the Vulkan API.

Vulkan is a low-overhead, cross-platform 3D graphics and compute API, available on the Android, Linux, and Windows platforms. OpenCL C is the kernel language used in the OpenCL API allowing developers to program for execution on heterogeneous devices.
The tool, named 'clspv', allows a subset of the OpenCL C language to be targeted at the Vulkan API. This tool allows developers to port code containing more than a million lines of OpenCL C to run on the Vulkan API.
As active members of the Khronos Vulkan working group, Codeplay has been instrumental in pushing two extensions that the clspv codebase requires - VK_KHR_variable_pointers and VK_KHR_16bit_storage, which were announced yesterday by Khronos.
The tool source code is available at and is available under the Apache 2.0 open source license.
Some notes on the clspv:
  • [size=1.1rem]This is a prototype, with known issues.  However, it does compile significant portions of kernels[/size]
  • [/size][size=1.1rem]It uses close to top-of-tree versions of LLVM and Clang as third-party projects - this is not a fork[/size]
  • [/size][size=1.1rem]It is mainly a set of LLVM module passes. The flow starts with the SPIR code generated from stock Clang, then massages it into SPIR-V for Vulkan[/size]
  • [/size][size=1.1rem]It exercises SPV_KHR_variable_pointers (rev13)[/size]

3D-Tech News Around The Web / NVIDIA Vulkan beta driver 382.83
« on: July 15, 2017, 08:12:40 AM »
 Windows 382.83
 Release Updates

July 14th, 2017 - Windows 382.83
  • Fixed issue with unused compute queue
  • Other minor bug fixes

3D-Tech News Around The Web / Vulkan SDK 1.0.54 Released
« on: July 14, 2017, 01:21:03 AM »
SDK Version now available

 Released: July 13, 2017

This new Vulkan SDK release includes the following updates:
  • Introduction of new groups of extension functionality: external fence extensions, external semaphore extensions, external memory extensions, storage memory extensions, and additional vendor and cross-vendor extensions
  • Renaming of formerly experimental extensions:  many of the external semaphore extensions and the external memory extensions were previously released as experimental Khronos extensions using the VK_KHX prefix.  These extensions are now official and stable and have been renamed.
  • Updates to loader, layers, and documents to reflect new extensions and changes defined in Vulkan version
  • Scores of bug fixes and validation coverage improvements.
Please read the Release Notes on LunarXchange in the Docs section for more details.

Change log for July 13, 2017 Vulkan 1.0.54 spec update:

  * Bump API patch number and header version number to 54 for this update.

Github Issues:

Internal Issues:

  * Fix tessellation domain to have an upper-left origin in the
    <<img-tessellation-topology-ul, tessellation toplogy image>> and related
    language. CTS and all implementations were already doing this, it was
    just a documentation bug that it was flipped to lower-left (internal
    issue 603).
  * Add a section to the style guide describing how VUID tags are changed
    and removed when the corresponding Valid Usage statements are modified
    (internal issue 829).
  * Add explicit Valid Usage statement to
    slink:VkPipelineDynamicStateCreateInfo to require that members of
    pname:pDynamicStates must be unique (internal issue 851).

New Extensions:

  * `VK_KHR_16bit_storage`
  * `VK_KHR_dedicated_allocation`
  * `VK_KHR_external_fence`
  * `VK_KHR_external_fence_capabilities`
  * `VK_KHR_external_fence_fd`
  * `VK_KHR_external_fence_win32`
  * `VK_KHR_get_memory_requirements2`
  * `VK_KHR_storage_buffer_storage_class`
  * `VK_KHR_variable_pointers`

Extensions Promoted From KHX To KHR Status:

  * `VK_KHR_external_memory`
  * `VK_KHR_external_memory_capabilities`
  * `VK_KHR_external_memory_fd`
  * `VK_KHR_external_memory_win32`
  * `VK_KHR_external_semaphore`
  * `VK_KHR_external_semaphore_capabilities`
  * `VK_KHR_external_semaphore_fd`
  * `VK_KHR_external_semaphore_win32`
  * `VK_KHR_win32_keyed_mutex`


3D-Tech News Around The Web / Unity 2017.1 has been released
« on: July 13, 2017, 07:12:26 PM »
We’re excited to announce that Unity 2017.1 has been released and is now available for download. We want to thank the Unity community for their valuable contributions during the beta phase.

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I'll make some tests over the weekend...

3D-Tech News Around The Web / AMD Crimson ReLive Edition 17.7.1
« on: July 11, 2017, 12:46:19 AM »
Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.7.1 Highlights

Support For
    • Radeon RX 460/470 Series Graphics-based mining cards
    • Radeon RX 550/560 Series Graphics
Fixed Issues
    • Fixed a bug causing crashes on Tekken 7 on Radeon RX 380 Series graphics products.
    • Fixed a bug causing crashes on FFXIV and Little Nightmares on Radeon RX 300 Series graphics products.
    • Fixed an issue causing crashes with Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.10

HIP has a new home HIP now easier-to-use
  • We’ve made it even easier to port CUDA code to HIP:
    • The hipLaunchParm extra kernel argument is no longer necessary, and HIP does not modify the function signature for __global__ functions.  This removes one of last manual steps in the porting process.  Just use “hipLaunchKernelGGL” instead of hipLaunchKernel
    • HIP_KERNEL_NAME wrapper is only needed if the kernel name include commas. Typically, this only occurs in a template with multiple parameters.
  • HIP now provides two flavors of the hipify translation tools:
    • hipify-perl :  Does a simple text-based conversion for the CUDA code into HIP.  Easy to use and useful for quick scans and conversions, but can be fooled by macros or complex code paths.
    • hipify-clang: Parses the CUDA code using clang and performs a translation of the symbols.   Requires some setup to configure the correct source paths and defines, but provides most robust translation.  Useful if you are familiar with the source code and make infrastructure.
Faster performance
  • The ROCm 1.6 HCC compiles HIP code up to 2X faster than the version included in ROCM1.4.
  • HCC code generation includes latest version of the LLVM Direct-To-GCN compiler, which includes optimizations for scheduling and register allocation.
  • HIP/HCC now optimize GPU cache flushing so it is performed only as-needed, rather than on each kernel command.

3D-Tech News Around The Web / TechPowerUp GPU-Z v2.2.0
« on: July 06, 2017, 08:19:51 PM »
GPU-Z is a lightweight utility designed to give you all information about your video card and GPU.

v2.2.0 (July 6th, 2017)            
  • Added AMD Radeon memory timings section to Advanced Tab
  • Added driver date to driver version tooltip and to Advanced Tab
  • Added settings entry to set sensor default display mode (cur, min, max, avg)
  • Added right-click menu to Advanced Tab to copy to clipboard
  • Improved GPU-Z startup speed, especially on slow or single-core systems
  • Query_External files will be deleted from temp folder immediately
  • Fixed order of OpenCL entries in Advanced Tab (CMD Queue Properties)
  • Fixed missing sensors in shared memory
  • Fixed display corruption on older NVIDIA GPUs
  • Added EVGA iCX fan monitoring support
  • Added die size and transistor count for AMD RX 560
  • Added support for Intel Iris Plus 640 & 650, GMA600
  • Added support for NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030, GeForce 810M, Mining P104 & P106, Quadro P3000

3D-Tech News Around The Web / HWiNFO32 & HWiNFO64 v5.54
« on: July 06, 2017, 05:14:18 PM »
Changes in HWiNFO32 & HWiNFO64 v5.54 - Released on:  Jul-6-2017: 
  • Extended reporting of NVMe drive temperatures and added thresholds to sensors.
  • Improved calculation of Corsair PSU efficiency.
  • Added monitoring of EVGA iCX additional GPU temperatures and fans.
  • Added support of Corsair Link Commander Pro (CLCP).
  • Added reporting of CPU process technology (nm).
  • Added monitoring of NVIDA GPU performance limiting reasons.
  • Enhanced sensor monitoring on ASUS ROG STRIX X299-E GAMING.
  • Enhanced sensor monitoring on ASUS PRIME X299-A, PRIME X299-DELUXE and TUF X299 series.
  • Enhanced sensor monitoring on MSI X299 series mainboards.
  • Improved measuring of BCLK on Skylake-X.
  • Fixed a bug causing Shift- and Alt- hot key combinations not to work properly.
  • Added support of RTSS OSD custom colors (requires RTSS v7.0.0 or later).
  • Added support of RTSS OSD graphs (requires RTSS v7.0.0 beta 24 or later).
  • Added AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition.
  • Added option to specify custom/fixed font size for tray icons.
  • Improved option for number alignment in RTSS OSD.
  • Enhanced sensor monitoring on ASUS ROG ZENITH EXTREME.
  • Enhanced sensor monitoring on GIGABYTE X299 series.
  • Enhanced support of AMD Radeon Vega.

3D-Tech News Around The Web / NVIDIA Profile Inspector
« on: July 05, 2017, 06:39:38 PM »
  fixes for binary values
 Download precompiled binary from Appveyor

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