Category Archives: Software news

DirectX 12 and Vulkan: what it is, and what it isn’t

I often read comments in the vein of: “… but vendor A’s hardware is designed more for DX12/Vulkan than vendor B’s”. It’s a bit more complicated than that, because it is somewhat of a chicken-and-egg problem. So I thought I’d … Continue reading

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FutureMark’s Time Spy: some people still don’t get it

Today I read a review of AMD’s new Radeon RX470 on Tweakers.net, by Jelle Stuip. He used Time Spy as a benchmark, and added the following description: About 3DMark Time Spy has recently been some controversy, because it is found … Continue reading

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GameWorks vs GPUOpen: closed vs open does not work the way you think it does

I often read people claiming that GameWorks is unfair to AMD, because they don’t get access to the sourcecode, and therefore they cannot optimize for it. I cringe everytime I read this, because it is wrong on so many levels. … Continue reading

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DirectX 12 is out, let’s review

Well, DirectX 12 is launched, together with a new version of Windows (Windows 10) and an improved driver system (WDDM 2.0). Because, if you remember, we also had: Windows Vista + DirectX 10 + WDDM 1.0 Windows 7 + DirectX … Continue reading

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No love for some OSes?

As a developer, I always like to stay up-to-date with OS technology. Firstly, to learn about new features and technologies, which may or may not be useful for my products. And secondly, for making sure my software is compatible with … Continue reading

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8088 Domination by Trixter/Hornet

If you’re into retro-demoscening, you have probably already seen this demo, but just to be safe, I’ll just do a quick blog on it anyway, because it’s just that cool. It started with 8088 Corruption back in 2004: Basically it … Continue reading

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Richard Huddy back at AMD, talks more Mantle…

Richard Huddy did an interview with Tech Radar. One of the things he discussed there was the current state of Mantle, and its future. One interesting passage in the interview is this: DirectX is a generic APi. It covers Intel … Continue reading

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