A maintenance release of FurMark, the popular GPU burner, is available. One year after the release of version 1.17, it was time to update the bad boy of GPU tools.
A new version of GPU Caps Viewer is available. GPU Caps Viewer 1.30.0 comes with several new features and changes.
The new Raspberry Pi 3 board comes with a new processor and higher clock speeds. Let’s benchmark it against the Raspberry Pi 2 board.
A new version of GeeXLab is available for all platforms: Windows (32-bit, 64-bit), Linux (64-bit), Mac OS X and Raspberry Pi (Raspbian).
GeeXLab, the successor of GLSL Hacker, comes with the support of Direct3D 12. It’s not a full support but most of the basic things are available: command lists (CL), pipeline state objects (PSO), constant buffers (CB) and HLSL shaders.
This new version of GPU Caps Viewer is a maintenance release that brings the support of AMD Crimson graphics drivers as well as the Radeon R9 380X. To improve the detection of AMD GPUs, GPU Caps Viewer uses AMD AGS library.
La Calanque is a nice demo and a heavy pixel shader test based on this Shadertoy demo. This test is perfect to benchmark high-end graphics cards.
The GLSL Hacker project is now officially stopped. To make a long story short, the support of Direct3D 12 as well as the upcoming support of Vulkan (when it will be available) are the main reasons that have led to a change of name.