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#1
This download installs Intel® Graphics Beta Driver 31.0.101.4123 for Intel® Arc™ A-Series Graphics and Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics. 

GAMING HIGHLIGHTS:

Intel® Game On Driver support on Intel® Arc™ A-series Graphics for:
  • Hogwarts Legacy*
  • Returnal*
#2
3D-Tech News Around The Web / NVIDIA Quadro driver 528.49
Last post by Stefan - Today at 05:05:52 PM
New Features in Quadro Version R525 U5

  • Adds the latest performance improvements, bug fixes, and driver enhancements
Fixed Issues in Version 525 U5
  • [Adobe][Bridge]: Application crashes when previewing photos
  • [Adobe][Photoshop]: Application freezes after update to driver version 528.02
  • [Derivative][TouchDesigner]: Performance degradation in Vulkan with large shaders
  • [Lumion]: Faulty output with bindless rendering/lighting
  • [Quatum3D]: Performance degradation with multiple MantisServers observed when MantisClient window is in focus
#3
3D-Tech News Around The Web / NVIDIA Studio driver 528.49
Last post by Stefan - Today at 05:05:23 PM
The February NVIDIA Studio Driver provides optimal support for the latest new creative applications and updates. In addition, this NVIDIA Studio Driver also introduces support for the new GeForce RTX 40 Series notebooks.

Fixed Bugs
  • Adobe Bridge stability issues with 528.02 [3957846]
  • Disable Hitman 3 Resizable Bar profile on Intel platforms [3956209]
  • Discord update causes GPU memory clocks to drop to P2 state [3960028]

Learn more about these new releases in NVIDIA's February Studio Blog here.
#4
3D-Tech News Around The Web / NVIDIA GeForce driver 528.49
Last post by Stefan - Today at 05:04:43 PM
This new Game Ready Driver provides the best day-0 gaming experience for the latest new games supporting NVIDIA DLSS technology including Hello Neighbor 2 and PERISH. Additionally, this Game Ready Driver supports Company of Heroes 3 and the latest update for World of Warcraft which introduces support for NVIDIA Reflex.

Fixed Bugs
  • Adobe Bridge stability issues with 528.02 [3957846]
  • Disable Hitman 3 Resizable Bar profile on Intel platforms [3956209]
  • Discord update causes GPU memory clocks to drop to P2 state [3960028]

Learn more in NVIDIA'S Game Ready Driver article here.
#5
3D-Tech News Around The Web / FFmpeg 6.0 is coming
Last post by JeGX - February 06, 2023, 06:38:19 PM
QuoteFFmpeg 6.0 (winter 2023?)

Ongoing
- 191 contributors, ~3.5k files changed, ~220kLoC touched
- Numerous API changes (and break)

Current Changes
- FFmpeg CLI multithreading (WIP), muxers
- RISC-V optimizations
- AV1 hw decoding for Intel, nVidia & AMD
- New highly-optimized FFT code with SIMD for x86 and ARM
- new API for output of reconstructed frames from encoders (currently implemented
for x264 and libaom)
- API breaks for deprecations, numerous YUV pix_fmt changes, AVFrame,
opacification, channel layouts, H.274

Current Hardware Changes
- AV1 hw decoding for Intel, nVidia & AMD
- Hardware-friendly high bit-depth and chroma-resolution pixel formats
- Android MediaCodec though NDKMediaCodec
- Android MediaCodec encoders
- Intel 10/12 4:2:2 & 4:4:4 with VAAPI and QSV + Filters

Codecs
- New Decoders: Bonk, APAC, APAC, Mi-SC4, 100i, VQC, FTR, PHM, WBMP, XMD ADPCM, WADY DPCM, CBD2 DPCM
- New Filters: adrc, afdelaysr, showcwt, a3dscope, Ssim360, corr, backgroundkey
- dts2pts bitstream filter: generate timestamps for raw H.264 (extensible to HEVC and other codecs)

FFmpeg CLI multithreading
- FFmpeg CLI is used everywhere
  . very flexible
  . architecture still based on the original code from 2000
- Major architectural changes needed
  . code maintainable
  . efficient one-to-many transcoding
  . gathering metrics
- Every component in the transcoding pipeline (demuxing, decoding, filtering, encoding, muxing) will run in its own thread
- Improves latency and new use cases


FFmpeg releases

Concept
- One major per year ABI/API breakage
- One or two minor per year, with no API changes
- Small security releases regularly
- One LTS every 2 year

Plan
- FFmpeg 5.0 January 2022 January 2023
- FFmpeg 5.1 LTS July 2022 July 2024
- FFmpeg 6.0 January 2023 January 2024
- FFmpeg 6.1 July 2023 July 2024
- FFmpeg 7.0 January 2024
- FFmpeg 7.1 LTS July 2024

Source: https://fosdem.org/2023/schedule/event/om_vlc/attachments/slides/5695/export/events/attachments/om_vlc/slides/5695/FFmpeg_VLC_js.pdf
#6
3D-Tech News Around The Web / NVIDIA Vulkan 1.3.240 develope...
Last post by Stefan - February 03, 2023, 06:31:34 PM
Windows driver version 528.50 and Linux driver version 525.47.07 contain newly released Vulkan features and bug fixes for Vulkan developers.

Windows 528.50
Linux 525.47.07


Vulkan Beta Driver Release Updates

February 3rd, 2023 - Windows 528.50, Linux 525.47.07
  • New:
  • Vulkan Video driver experiments:
    • Internally synchronize the picture VkVideoSessionParametersKHR while during parameter updates with vkUpdateVideoSessionParametersKHR
    • Allow for Picture Parameters like StdVideoH264PictureParameterSet, StdVideoH264SequenceParameterSet, StdVideoH265SequenceParameterSet, StdVideoH265PictureParameterSet and StdVideoH265VideoParameterSet to be optionally passed within vkCmdBeginVideoCodingKHR() and/or vkCmdDecodeVideoKHR() within VkVideoSessionParametersUpdateInfoKHR as an inlined extension structure
  • Fixes:
    • Ignore VkPipelineColorBlendStateCreateInfo.pAttachments when all state is dynamic
    • Fix and issue with the video session picture parameters creation where the max PPS/SPS/VPS size is set to 1


This driver silently adds Ada mobile support 8)
#7
Geeks3D's GPU Tools / FurMark 1.33 released
Last post by JeGX - February 02, 2023, 11:00:10 AM
Release notes and downloads:
- https://www.geeks3d.com/20230202/furmark-1-33-released/
- https://www.geeks3d.com/furmark/downloads/

Online scores:
https://gpuscore.top/furmark/

QuoteVersion 1.33.0.0 - 2023.01.30
+ added support of Radeon RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT.
+ added support of GeForce RTX 4070 Ti.
+ added support of GeForce RTX 4090/4080/4070/4060/4050 Laptop GPUs.
+ added a new command line option to control the use
  of dedicated or integrated GPU: /hpgfx={0|1}. Same
  option is also available in FurMark 2.
! updated: GPU-Z 2.52.
! updated: GPU Shark 0.29.0
! updated: ZoomGPU 1.37.0 (GPU monitoring library)
#8
Geeks3D's GPU Tools / GPU Caps Viewer 1.58 released
Last post by JeGX - February 02, 2023, 10:56:24 AM
Release notes and downloads:
https://www.geeks3d.com/20230202/gpu-caps-viewer-1-58-released/

QuoteVersion 1.58.0.0 - 2023.01.30
+ added support of Radeon RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT.
+ added support of GeForce RTX 4070 Ti.
+ added support of GeForce RTX 4090/4080/4070/4060/4050 Laptop GPUs.
! updated: GPU Shark 0.29.0.0.
! updated: ZoomGPU 1.37.0 (GPU monitoring library).

"GPU Caps Viewer - Radeon RX 7900 XTX"
#9
Geeks3D's GPU Tools / GPU Shark 0.29 released
Last post by JeGX - February 02, 2023, 10:54:02 AM
Release notes and download:
https://www.geeks3d.com/20230202/gpu-shark-0-29-released/

QuoteVersion 0.29.0.0 - 2023.01.30
+ added total board power for RX 7900.
+ added support of Radeon RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT.
+ added support of GeForce RTX 4070 Ti.
+ added support of GeForce RTX 4090/4080/4070/4060/4050 Laptop GPUs.
! updated: ZoomGPU 1.37.0 (GPU monitoring library).
#10
3D-Tech News Around The Web / Renderdoc 1.25
Last post by Stefan - February 01, 2023, 10:45:00 PM
Version v1.25

This release primarily collects a number of bug fixes since v1.24, though it also includes provided support for nvidia's counter SDK (which requires manual installation) as well as a number of vulkan extensions.
As always binary builds with installers, zips and tarballs are available on renderdoc.org.