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Catzilla, a cross-API benchmark designed for OpenGL 4.0 and DirectX 9 or 11

Catzilla is a quick and comprehensive benchmarking program that uses algorithms found in the latest PC video games allowing users to see how their PCs will handle the most demanding games. The free EVGA version of the Catzilla benchmark allows users to run the 720p test and compare it with others.

Nov 26, 2013 | Read article... | Permalink

The Open Toolkit library 1.1 released with support for OpenGL 4.4 and OpenGL ES 3.0

OpenTK is a fast, low-level OpenGL binding for C#, F# and VB.Net. The latest version adds strongly-typed enums for OpenGL 4.4 and OpenGL ES 3.0, and improves platform support via a brand-new SDL2 backend. Use it standalone or inside a UI on every major platform (Windows/Mac/Linux, Android/iOS.)

Nov 22, 2013 | Read article... | Permalink

Khronos announces OpenCL 2.0 and OpenVX 1.0 Provisional Specification

At SC13 The Khronos Group announced the release of the OpenCL 2.0 Specification for Heterogeneous Computing and the launch of the OpenVX 1.0 Provisional Specification for Computer Vision Acceleration.

Nov 20, 2013 | Read article... | Permalink

AIDA64 adds new OpenCL GPGPU Benchmark Suite

Budapest-based FinalWire Ltd has launched AIDA64 Extreme Edition 4.00 and AIDA64 Business Edition 4.00. The new release updates support for the latest CPU, GPU and SSD models, adds a new OpenCL GPGPU benchmark suite and expands its business offering to provide a new dedicated Network Audit tool.

Nov 20, 2013 | Read article... | Permalink

GPU Caps Viewer 1.19.0 Released

A new version of GPU Caps Viewer is available. GPU Caps Viewer 1.19.0 brings the support of latest NVIDIA GeForce/Quadro and AMD Radeon cards and adds the OpenGL 4.4 support. GPU Caps Viewer is a graphics card utility that provides information about all present GPUs as well as the OpenGL, OpenCL and CUDA API level support of the main graphics card.

Nov 18, 2013 | Read article... | Permalink

Sprite Kit, GLKit, and Scene Kit—Game development with Apple

Apple has quietly begun introducing a series of frameworks that make developing games for its products easier. iOS 5 included a framework called GLKit that simplifies interfacing with OpenGL. Starting with Lion, OS X began offering Scene Kit, which simplifies the process of rendering complex three-dimensional scenes. With iOS 7—and Mavericks—comes Sprite Kit, which contains everything developers need to write a 2D game from scratch, without having to worry about learning OpenGL.

Nov 13, 2013 | Read article... | Permalink

AMD released new versions of AMD CodeXL, Bolt and AMD APP SDK

The AMD CodeXL 1.3 release which includes many updates including remote GPU profiling and debugging. Bolt, an STL compatible C++ template library for creating data-parallel applications using C++ (no C++ AMP / OpenCL code required) has also been updated. AMD APP SDK has also been updated to v2.9. APP SDK 2.9 now includes 2 new features which are currently in Beta.

Nov 12, 2013 | Read article... | Permalink

NVIDIA 331.20 Supports New Kernels, NvFBCOpenGL

The NVIDIA 331.20 Linux graphics driver has been released. The NVIDIA 331.20 Linux driver has a workaround to support the Linux 3.11 and 3.12 kernels along with introducing NvFBCOpenGL. The new NvFBCOpenGL is for NVIDIA OpenGL frame-buffer capturing that’s high-performance and low-latency.

Nov 08, 2013 | Read article... | Permalink

AMD Developer Summit 2013 featuring 20 Khronos talks

For the third consecutive year, AMD invites computing innovators, developers and researchers in the rapidly growing field of heterogeneous computing to submit their latest work and research findings in the form of archival presentations for AMD’s annual developer summit. There will be 20 Khronos Group related talks this year covering WebCL, OpenCL, OpenGL and WebGL.

Nov 08, 2013 | Read article... | Permalink

GLSL Hacker 0.6.0 Released

GLSL Hacker is a cross platform demotool for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X and is based on popular programming languages such as GLSL, Lua and Python. The new version of GLSL Hacker brings the support of Mac OS X 10.9 (OpenGL 4), NVIDIA PhysX 3 as well as a preliminary support of Raspberry Pi.

Nov 05, 2013 | Read article... | Permalink