Tag Archives: Microsoft

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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Direct3D 11.3 (and nVidia’s Maxwell Mark 2)

A few days ago, nVidia introduced the new GTX970 and GTX980, based on the Maxwell architecture. A bit of a surprise however, is that this is a ‘Mark 2’ version of the Maxwell architecture, which has some new features that … Continue reading

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DirectX 12: A first quick look

Today, Microsoft has presented the first information on DirectX 12 at the Game Developers Conference, and also published a blog on DirectX 12. nVidia also responded with a blog on DirectX 12. In Direct3D 12, the idea of deferred contexts … Continue reading

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Alex St. John: The Evolution of Direct3D

I just stumbled upon this blog by Alex St. John, one of the creators of DirectX at Microsoft: http://www.alexstjohn.com/WP/2013/07/22/the-evolution-of-direct3d/ It gives a very interesting view on how OpenGL and Direct3D related to each other in the early days, within Microsoft. … Continue reading

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A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing

That is something I found out in a ‘discussion’ (don’t think it really deserves that name) earlier this week. Some guy was talking about the fact that it took a long time for 32-bit OSes to catch on, after the … Continue reading

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First Fedora, now Canonical

Following the move made by Fedora to support UEFI secure boot, Canonical has announced that they are going to support it as well. Canonical is taking a slightly different route however. They are dropping Grub completely (as they explain, Grub’s … Continue reading

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Linux and UEFI secure boot, or: Linus Torvalds as the voice of reason

As you may recall, I wrote a blog about linux and the problems with UEFI secure boot a while ago. Since there have been some changes regarding secure boot in the linux world recently, this calls for an update. My … Continue reading

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