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#1
3D-Tech News Around The Web / Vulkan API 1.3.214 specificati...
Last post by JeGX - May 17, 2022, 09:52:31 PM
QuoteChange log for May 17, 2022 Vulkan 1.3.214 spec update:
  * Update release number to 214 for this update.

Public Issues:

  * Clarify protected queue creation language for slink:VkDeviceCreateInfo,
    slink:VkDeviceQueueCreateInfo,
    slink:VkDeviceQueueGlobalPriorityCreateInfoKHR, and
    slink:VkDeviceQueueInfo2 (public issue 1761, internal issue 2978).
  * Add valid usage statements for usage and format features bits for
    resolve image commands (public pull request 1826).
  * Add apiext:VK_KHR_depth_stencil_resolve dependency to
    apiext:VK_KHR_dynamic_rendering (public pull request 1831).
  * Make some missing API dependencies explicit in XML (public issue 1840).
  * Mark slink:VkSubresourceLayout2EXT as `returnedonly` in XML (public pull
    request 1848).
  * Replace manual links in VK_KHR_ray_tracing_maintenance1 appendix (public
    pull request 1849).
  * Add valid usage statement for pname:pipelinePropertiesIdentifier
    feature, and change a valid usage statement to refer to the
    pname:imageCompressionControlSwapchain feature rather than the related
    extension (public pull request 1852).

Internal Issues:

  * Fix description of parameters defined by
    apiext:VK_EXT_depth_clip_control for slink:VkViewport (internal issue
    3044)
  * Add valid usage statements to slink:VkGraphicsPipelineCreateInfo banning
    graphics pipeline libraries having descriptors for other libraries
    (internal issue 3080).
  * Add valid usage statements to slink:VkGraphicsPipelineCreateInfo and
    flink:vkCmdBindDescriptorSets allowing `NULL` set layouts with
    non-independent sets (internal issue 3082).
  * Set `noautovalidity` attribute in XML for
    flink:vkGetPipelinePropertiesEXT::pname:pPipelineProperties (internal
    issue 3088).
  * Update apiext:VK_NV_device_diagnostics_config to add a new config bit
    (internal merge request 5160).
  * Clarify unsupported conservative point/line rasterization in
    slink:VkPipelineRasterizationConservativeStateCreateInfoEXT and in valid
    usage statements for slink:VkGraphicsPipelineCreateInfo (internal merge
    request 5169).
  * Add missing `limittype` attributes to XML for
    slink:VkQueueFamilyProperties* and slink:VkFormatProperties* members
    (internal merge requests 5171 and 5175).
  * Improve XML `limittype` attribute of
    slink:VkPhysicalDeviceFragmentShadingRatePropertiesKHR::pname:maxFragmentShadingRateCoverageSamples
    for tool chain usage (internal merge request 5177).
  * Change description of slink:VkPipelineLayoutCreateInfo::pname:flags now
    that there are flag bits reserved for the underlying type (internal
    merge request 5180).
  * Fix typos in slink:VkGraphicsPipelineCreateInfo valid usage statements
    (internal merge request 5191).
  * Move attribute settings used in commonvalidity includes inside valid
    usage blocks to generate correct validusage.json text (internal merge
    request 5195).

New Extensions:

  * apiext:VK_AMD_shader_early_and_late_fragment_tests

source: https://github.com/KhronosGroup/Vulkan-Docs/commit/028789841d7ba54cabc678a128e7b98d30c0b4cd

New Extension:

- VK_AMD_shader_early_and_late_fragment_tests
QuoteThis extension adds support for the
{spirv}/AMD/SPV_AMD_shader_early_and_late_fragment_tests.html[`SPV_AMD_shader_early_and_late_fragment_tests`] extension, allowing shaders to explicitly opt in to allowing both early _and_ late fragment tests with the code:EarlyAndLateFragmentTestsEXT execution mode.
#2
3D-Tech News Around The Web / Ezbench Next Generation Benchm...
Last post by JeGX - May 17, 2022, 12:17:54 PM
Next Generation Graphics Benchmarking tool. Test your computer versus 8K textures, Cinematic quality assets and raytracing. Guaranteed to make your computer sweat. Based on Unreal Engine 5. This tool is a stress test and does represent a worst case scenario. You should expect higher frame rates in optimized games.

The 20GB download is available on Steam.

#4
3D-Tech News Around The Web / OpenJPEG 2.5 released
Last post by JeGX - May 17, 2022, 12:07:35 PM
OpenJPEG is an open-source JPEG 2000 codec written in C language. It has been developed in order to promote the use of JPEG 2000, a still-image compression standard from the Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG). Since April 2015, it is officially recognized by ISO/IEC and ITU-T as a JPEG 2000 Reference Software.

QuoteOpenJPEG 2.5.0 (May 2022)

No API/ABI break compared to v2.4.0, but additional symbols for subset of components decoding (hence the MINOR version bump).

Encoder: add support for generation of TLM markers #1359
Decoder: add support for high throughput (HTJ2K) decoding. #1381
Decoder: add support for partial bitstream decoding #1407
Bug fixes (including security fixes)

Links:
- https://github.com/uclouvain/openjpeg
- https://github.com/uclouvain/openjpeg/releases/tag/v2.5.0
#5
3D-Tech News Around The Web / AMD RX 6000 vs NVIDIA RTX 30: ...
Last post by JeGX - May 17, 2022, 11:17:01 AM
AMD RX 6000 vs NVIDIA RTX 30

- via
#6
3D-Tech News Around The Web / GeForce 473.47 Security Update...
Last post by JeGX - May 17, 2022, 11:12:49 AM
NVIDIA has released a graphics driver for Kepler based graphics cards (GT 600, GT 700, GTX 600, GTX 700, Titan, Titan Black, and Titan Z) with security fixes.

Link:
- https://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/189364/en-us

QuoteGeForce Security Update Driver

NVIDIA has released a software security update display driver for desktop Kepler-series GeForce GPUs which are no longer supported by Game Ready Drivers. This update addresses issues that may lead to multiple security impacts.

Security Bulletin: NVIDIA GPU Display Driver - May 2022:
https://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5353
#7
Geeks3D's GPU Tools / FurMark 1.30.0.0 released
Last post by JeGX - May 17, 2022, 11:05:49 AM
Release notes:
https://www.geeks3d.com/20220517/furmark-1-30-released/

Downloads:
- https://www.geeks3d.com/furmark/downloads/

QuoteVersion 1.30.0.0 - 2022.05.14
+ added detection of Intel Arc 7 A770M, A730M, Arc 5 A550M and Arc 3 A370M and A350M.
+ added support of GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, RTX A4500, GeForce RTX 3050 8GB,
  GeForce RTX 3050 4GB, GeForce RTX 3080 12GB. Updated some RTX 3060 and RTX 3050 models.
+ added support of AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT, 6750 XT, 6650 XT, Radeon RX 6400, RX 6500 XT,
  RX 6500M, RX 6300M, Radeon RX 6650 XT, Radeon Pro W6500M, Radeon Pro W6400, Radeon Pro W6600,
  Radeon Pro W6600M, Radeon RX 6650M, Radeon RX 6800S / RX 6700S.
! updated: GPU-Z 2.46.
! updated: GPU Shark 0.26.0.0.
! updated with NVAPI R510.
! updated: ZoomGPU 1.34.0 (GPU monitoring library).
 
#8
Geeks3D's GPU Tools / GPU Caps Viewer 1.55.0.0 relea...
Last post by JeGX - May 17, 2022, 11:04:06 AM
Release notes:
https://www.geeks3d.com/20220516/gpu-caps-viewer-1-55-released/

Downloads:
- portable: https://www.geeks3d.com/dl/show/688
- installer: https://www.geeks3d.com/dl/show/689

QuoteVersion 1.55.0.0 - 2022.05.13
+ added detection of Intel Arc 7 A770M, A730M, Arc 5 A550M and Arc 3 A370M and A350M.
+ added support of GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, RTX A4500, GeForce RTX 3050 8GB,
  GeForce RTX 3050 4GB, GeForce RTX 3080 12GB. Updated some RTX 3060 and RTX 3050 models.
+ added support of AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT, 6750 XT and 6650 XT, Radeon RX 6400, RX 6500 XT,
  RX 6500M, RX 6300M, Radeon RX 6650 XT, Radeon Pro W6500M, Radeon Pro W6400, Radeon Pro W6600,
  Radeon Pro W6600M, Radeon RX 6650M, Radeon RX 6800S / RX 6700S.
! updated: GeeXLab libs version 0.46.0.
! updated: GPU Shark 0.26.0.0.
! updated with NVAPI R510.
! updated: ZoomGPU 1.34.0 (GPU monitoring library)
#9
Geeks3D's GPU Tools / GPU Shark 0.26.0.0 released
Last post by JeGX - May 17, 2022, 11:02:29 AM
Release notes:
https://www.geeks3d.com/20220516/gpu-shark-0-26-released/

Downloads:
- https://www.geeks3d.com/dl/show/687

QuoteVersion 0.26.0.0 - 2022.05.13
+ added detection of Intel Arc 7 A770M, A730M, Arc 5 A550M and Arc 3 A370M and A350M.
+ added support of GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, RTX A4500, GeForce RTX 3050 8GB,
  GeForce RTX 3050 4GB, GeForce RTX 3080 12GB. Updated some RTX 3060 and RTX 3050 models.
+ added support of AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT, 6750 XT and 6650 XT, Radeon RX 6400, RX 6500 XT,
  RX 6500M, RX 6300M, Radeon RX 6650 XT, Radeon Pro W6500M, Radeon Pro W6400, Radeon Pro W6600,
  Radeon Pro W6600M, Radeon RX 6650M, Radeon RX 6800S / RX 6700S.
! updated with NVAPI R510.
! updated: ZoomGPU 1.34.0 (GPU monitoring library)
#10
General Discussion / Re: Crash and no answer unless...
Last post by Stefan - May 13, 2022, 04:19:47 PM
Find a crash dump at following locations for debugging:

c:\Windows\LiveKernelReports\
c:\Windows\Minidump\

c:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\CrashDumps\
c:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\CrashDumps\
 c:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Temp\