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3D-Tech News Around The Web / (Demoscene) JS1K 2015
« on: March 15, 2015, 01:38:05 PM »
Downloads via pouet

Unsurprisingly the million particle demo is a bit slow on mobile devices.



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3D-Tech News Around The Web / TechPowerUp GPU-Z v0.8.2
« on: March 14, 2015, 01:52:46 PM »
TechPowerUp GPU-Z v0.8.2
  • Added graphics card lookup button
  • Added Windows 10 support
  • Added support for NVIDIA Titan X
  • Added support for AMD R9 255, FirePro W7100, HD 8370D, AMD R9 M280X, R9 M295X
  • Added support for NVIDIA GTX 980M, GTX 970M, GTX 965M, GTX 845M, GTX 760 Ti OEM, GTX 660 (960 shaders), GT 705, GT 720, GT 745M, NVS 310, Grid K200
  • Added support for Intel Broadwell Graphics
  • Improved Intel GMA3600 support
  • Improved hardware access stability on AMD Kaveri
  • Fixed GTX 970 ROP count
  • The driver version readout will now display WHQL status
  • Added AMD APU logo and updated other logos
  • Added PCI-Express bus usage sensor on NVIDIA
  • Added registry key (Force_WDDM_Mem_Sensor=1) to bypass NVIDIA driver memory monitoring and use WDDM monitoring instead
  • Web links now opened in default browser
  • Fixed NVIDIA BIOS save hanging system on Windows 8 and newer
  • Show N/A on Intel IGP memory size
  • Fixed GPU-Z icon disappearing on shortcuts
  • Fixed blank line between sensor logfile entries
  • GPU-Z can now start properly from encrypted system drive
  • Displayed Catalyst version only includes version number
  • Fixed OpenCL detection on HD 7970M
  • CrossFire on AMD cards no longer displayed as ATI CrossFire
  • Disabled memory vendor detection on future APUs

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The Adreno SDK v3.9 update offers the following:
 
  • Added OpenGL ES 3.1 samples for Android
  • Added OpenGL ES 3.1 and AEP support to the OpenGL ES Emulator
  • Added support for BC1 and BC2 texture formats to the Texture Converter
  • Updated Adreno SDK Browser
  • Fixed various bugs in OpenGL ES and OpenCL samples and the sample framework
  • Fixed problems with samples on Linux and OSX
"OpenGL ES 3.1 will not be supported on the Adreno 3xx series, which was designed for OpenGL ES 3.0. The Adreno 4xx series will support OpenGL ES 3.1 and the Android Extension Pack."

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / Notepad++ v6.7.5 released
« on: March 11, 2015, 09:21:58 PM »
Notepad++ v6.7.5 new features and bug fixes:
 
  • Add ghost typing feature: launch Notepad++ with the auto-typing text from command line (via command line with argument -qn, -qt or -qf).
  • Fix auto-insert bad behaviour : under some condition typing " or ' makes erase the further " or '.
  • Fix the crash issue while user Ctrl + double click on an empty document.
  • Fix crash bug on loading dropbox settings.
  • Show progress window instead of a static window during FindInFiles and ReplaceInFiles.
  • Filename rendered incorrectly on tab bar while it contains '&' character.
  • Make highlighting (if enabled) follow typing for Incremental search, and add several Incremental search enhancements.
  • Add the followings notifications for plugins : NPPN_BEFORESHUTDOWN NPPN_CANCELSHUTDOWN NPPN_FILEBEFORERENAME NPPN_FILERENAMECANCEL NPPN_FILERENAMED NPPN_FILEBEFOREDELETE NPPN_FILEDELETEFAILED NPPN_FILEDELETED
  • Make keystroke ENTER trigger the shortcut editor dialog in Shortcut Mapper.
  • Allow drop files onto doc switcher and other side panels.
  • Installer remembers user's choices of last installation.
  • Fix Auto-indent in new code block not respecting current EOL bug.
  • Restore focus to editor when a panel is closed.

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That was with Nexus 4 (Adreno 320), rechecking today the textures looked better


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Today at GDC 2015, Intel showed demos running on Intel hardware using the new DirectX* 12 API from Microsoft. These demonstrations continue the recent Intel dedication to show support for a new API version from the moment it is announced.

Intel has been collaborating with Microsoft on the design of DirectX 12 since its inception. This API is designed from the ground up for modern integrated designs, such as the 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor with Iris™ graphics. By enabling improved performance and power efficiency, DirectX 12 will support breakthrough user experiences on Intel Iris-powered Ultrabooks™, portable All-in-Ones (portable AIO), and high performance desktops.

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / Blender 2.74 Test Build
« on: March 08, 2015, 08:00:00 AM »
The next Blender release is coming soon! Here are a couple of useful links.
 

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 You can use FurryBall FREE version for NON-Commercial use like final render, now.
 (include evaluations, personal learning, experimentation, research, and personal images and animations)
 
 NO MORE watermark!
 
 FREE license never expires
 Resolution limit is Full HD (1920x1080)
 Final output render is slowed down 3x - NO slow down in viewport
 (The render actually completes in the usual time, but the watermark isn’t removed until the time limit.)
 (for example: If your render time is 3 min, your final render will finish in 3 min, but watermark will be removed from image after another 6 min.)

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / (Android) OpenGL Extensions Viewer 1.3.0
« on: March 08, 2015, 07:50:38 AM »
OpenGL Extensions Viewer for Android displays the vendor name, the version, the renderer name and the extensions for OpenGL ES 1.0 to ES 3.1



In this update
• Fixed Submit renderer on some device
• Display ASTC texture formats

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New version of OpenGL Extensions Viewer is now available

 4.3.2.2 is available for Windows Was a while since the last update
 - Fixed bug when using unicode character in the device name and monitor
 - Updated database, soon 1,000 renderers !
 - UI tweaks and improvements

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New in Release 343.02.02f02:
  • Graphics driver updated for Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 (14C109)
  • Contains performance improvements and bug fixes for a wide range of applications.
  • Includes NVIDIA Driver Manager preference pane.

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / (Android) GFXBench GL Benchmark 3.1
« on: March 08, 2015, 07:43:46 AM »
GFXBench 3.1 is a free, cross-platform and cross-API 3D graphics benchmark that measures graphics performance, long-term performance stability, render quality and power consumption with a single, easy-to-use application.
 
GFXBench 3.1 adds advanced OpenGL ES 3.1-features and new special tests to the popular GFXBench 3D graphics benchmark.
 
 
New features:
 
Manhattan 3.1 test: GPU-intensive OpenGL ES 3.1 test using advanced API-features for testing the latest high-end mobile devices (Features: Compute shaders, Indirect draw-calls, HDR, enhanced Depth-of-Field, etc.)
 
Enhanced low-level tests: ALU2, Texturing, Driver Overhead 2 – replacing the original low-level tests of GFXBench 3.0, these ES 3.0 tests better approximate the workload of the Manhattan test
 
Detail graphs: all test results are now augmented with temperature, CPU & GPU frequency, and frame time graphs to provide additional in-depth information. Just press and hold the score on the results tab to view them.

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / (Android) Basemark ES 3.1 Pro
« on: March 08, 2015, 07:42:11 AM »
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Basemark® ES 3.1 is the 4th generation of the world’s most popular OpenGL ES benchmark for measuring graphics performance of OpenGL ES 3.1 enabled devices. It is the only graphics benchmark in the market by far that enables users to toggle on or off different graphics features to easily detect device bottlenecks.

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This sample demonstrates a CPU-optimized implementation of the God Rays effect, showing how to:
 
  • Implement calculation kernels using the OpenCL™ technology C99
  • Parallelize the kernels by running several work-groups in parallel
  • Organize data exchange between the host and the OpenCL device

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What is Intel® Processor Graphics?

Intel® Processor Graphics refers to the technology that provides graphics, compute, media, and display capability for many of Intel’s processors, such as the 4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor family of products. Within Intel, architects colloquially refer to Intel® Processor Graphics architecture as simply “Gen”, short for Generation. A specific generation of the Intel® Processor Graphics architecture may be referred to as “Gen6” for generation 6, or “Gen7” for generation 7, etc. The branded products Intel® HD Graphics 4600, Intel® Iris™ Graphics 5100, and Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 5200 are all derived from instances of Intel® Processor Graphics Gen7.5 architecture. Similarly Intel® HD Graphics 5300 derives from Intel® Processor Graphics Gen8.

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / Epic Zen Garden - UE4 tech demo for IOS 8
« on: September 24, 2014, 06:47:14 PM »
Epic Zen Garden is a beautiful graphical environment showcasing the power of iOS 8, developed by Epic Games with Unreal Engine 4. Tap to navigate this interactive oasis brimming unmatched detail on mobile. Swipe back and forth across the entire Sakura tree to make thousands of cherry blossoms swirl in the air, graze the koi pond to summon leagues of fish, and rake the sand with your finger to create subtle designs. Touch the well to bring throngs of butterflies out of hiding. Access Unreal Engine 4 at www.unrealengine.com to build your own games and apps!

FEATURES
•    Unreal Engine 4. Use Unreal Engine 4 to realize your creative vision and stand out from the crowd.
•    Metal API. Unreal Engine 4 is the first game engine to release support for Metal API.
• Stunning visuals. Solid 30fps; 1440x1080 resolution; 4x MSAA; 3,500 butterflies equal roughly 4,000 draw calls, with falling petals at 5,000 particles (not draw calls); as demonstrated in Apple’s WWDC 2014 keynote.

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Whitepaper
« on: September 20, 2014, 01:05:09 AM »
download from here

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In our 21-year quest to bring the most realistic 3D graphics to gamers, NVIDIA has introduced a number
of innovations. With its hardware transform and lighting engine, NVIDIA’s GeForce 256 ushered in the
era of the GPU in 1999, bringing T&L support to consumer graphics for the first time. In late 2006 with
the G80 GPU and the GeForce 8800 GTX graphics board, CUDA and the formalization of GPGPU
computing as we know it today was first brought to the world. More recently, in 2010 we launched the
GeForce GTX 480—our first GPU built using the Fermi graphics architecture. GeForce GTX 480
incorporated fifteen parallel tessellation units, enabling dramatic speedups in geometry processing
compared to prior GPUs. With great strides in architectural efficiency, Kepler GPUs delivered
significantly improved performance and power efficiency when introduced in 2012. 
Earlier this year we launched the GeForce GTX 750 Ti, our first GPU from the Maxwell architectural
family. Maxwell GPUs were designed from the ground up for extreme power efficiency and exceptional
performance per watt consumed. In many DX11 applications, the GTX 750 Ti is capable of matching or
even beating the performance of our once flagship GeForce GTX 480, while consuming only a fourth the
power. Thanks to its remarkable power efficiency, our first generation Maxwell GPUs were ideal for use
in power-limited environments like notebooks and small form factor PCs, in addition to mainstream
desktops.
NVIDIA’s latest GPU, GM204, is the first to use the full realization of our 10th
 generation GPU
architecture, Maxwell. Our design goals for GM204 were to deliver:
  Extraordinary Gaming Performance for the Latest Displays
  Incredible Energy Efficiency
  Dramatic Leap Forward In Lighting With VXGI
Extraordinary Gaming Performance for the Latest Displays

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