Tag Archives: driver

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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nVidia stability issues on GeForce 400/500 series

I am still using the trusty old GeForce GTX460 in one of my machines. When I upgraded my drivers to version 320.18, I started having problems. Every now and then, the driver would reset, and in some cases it would … Continue reading

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Direct3D versioning and compatibility

When I was playing with my PowerVR PCX2 card with old versions of Direct3D, I wrote down some notes to try and make the versioning of DirectX/Direct3D and the OS compatibility a bit more transparent. I’ll make a blogpost out … Continue reading

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Legacy Catalyst driver problems with OpenGL, AMD replies

Right, I’ve told you about the issues with the AMD legacy driver. I also reported the issue to AMD technical support. I’m surprised they replied at all, but let’s go through their reply step-by-step, as it’s quite a good one: Thank … Continue reading

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Legacy Catalyst driver problems with OpenGL

Because of the work I have done on the iOS and Android renderers, my OpenGL engine had to stop being dependent on GLUT. This was a good thing anyway, since GLUT is outdated, and no longer maintained, and has various … Continue reading

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