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bessie joans 2020-08-21
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It was found in July 2014 by the Khronos group and then officially registered on February 19, 2015.

The Vulcan API achieved the benchmark on 22nd August 2016 and Google declared that Android Nougat will be supporting Vulcan.After that Unity stated that version5.6 of their game engine will support Vulkan, and then Croteam's stated that they are adopting Vulkan API in its games to provide cross-platform friendly games.Why Vulkan API is regarded as a game-changerVulkan aims to lower the number of work drivers do and not to make things faster in the tech world.

This is the reason behind the Vulkan API regarded and utilized.

The Vulkan has made Mobile app development solutions more interesting and it mainly helps the developer to create 3D content.Benefits of the Vulkan APIThe Vulkan API game-changer it has eminent in handling things in Mobile App Development.However, to list some here are some important points:Reduces LoadThe Vulkan API mainly aims to reduce the driver's load.

This ultimately allows it to resolve the CPU bottlenecks, this is the reason for many OpenGL applications hurt.Better graphics and performanceThe Vulkan API reduces the load on the CPU, provides better graphic content.

Vulkan API improves the performance of the app and presents excellent graphic content.

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David Sandoval 2016-06-28
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It was a trailblazer, he said, saying that the graphics prowess this device was about to have would be mind-blowing.

Moving from OpenGL, developed back in the 1980s, to Vulkan API.

"Vulkan provides a much faster connection between computing and graphics," said Sweeney, "bringing technology that was originally developed for high-end game consoles like PlayStation and XBox to your smartphone."

At the Samsung Developer Conference 2016, Samsung showed how they're working on a new launcher that works with Vulkan API to move quicker - far quicker than the device works right now.

Vulkan API is an industry standard that'll be coming to all Android smartphones - or most of them, unless they completely lose their minds and stick with OpenGL for the rest of time.

As such, you can expect far quicker communication between graphics and computing in the devices you purchase over the next several years - this is a leap, not just a nudge.

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Efrain Johnson 2016-08-02
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Samsung and Google have long been teasing the Vulkan API and the added benefits it will bring to your mobile gaming experience, but there have been no game titles to actually take advantage of the open standard until now.

So, to get you excited to play games with the newly announced Galaxy Note 7 s Vulkan abilities, Samsung and Google are offering the Galaxy Game Pack.

This bundle includes $400 worth of titles and in-app-purchases in the Google Play Store, including four Vulkan API-ready games.

Need for Speed No Limits

Angry Birds Pop Bubble Shooter

Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes

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Carol England 2018-02-26
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Vulkan—the open, cross-platform GPU API from the Khronos Group, the industry body that also develops OpenGL—is available on Windows, Linux, Android, the Nintendo Switch, and cloud systems, but it has one sizeable gap: none of Apple's platforms support it.

macOS has old, and slow, OpenGL drivers, and iOS supports OpenGL ES, the OpenGL subset designed for embedded systems.

Apple has thus far shown no interest in offering the modern Vulkan API and instead has pushed its own proprietary API, Metal.

Today, that gap is being substantially filled, with the open source, royalty-free release of MoltenVK—a runtime for macOS and iOS that offers an almost complete subset of the Vulkan API implemented using Metal.

Released under the Apache 2 license, MoltenVK will enable developers to build their Vulkan applications for Apple's platforms, allowing for a single codebase to span Windows, Linux, Android, macOS, iOS, and more.

Valve is an early adopter of MoltenVK.

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Mary Condie 2016-07-11
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id Software on Monday released a patch for Doom that enables support for the Vulkan API on the PC.

As you may know, Vulkan is the low-overhead, cross-platform successor to OpenGL, a dated API created by Silicon Graphics way back in 1992.

The Khronos Group obtained the standard in 2006 and has been working on its successor ever since, unveiling its new API at GDC 2015.

Vulkan gives developers direct access to the GPU and offers more efficient multi-threading capabilities.

For the end-user, this translates to better overall performance and in the case of Doom, it will allow those with older video cards to run the game at acceptable framerates.

The Talos Principle was the first game to support Vulkan followed by Dota 2 in May.

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David Erb 2017-12-19
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A favorite among PC users, especially gamers, benchmarks have fallen out of fashion and under suspicion, no thanks to some OEMs caught “cheating” these tools.

Of course, that hasn’t stopped Futuremark, creators of PCMark and the cross-platform 3DMark, in trying to make their numbers more relevant and more meaningful to users.

Which is exactly what it trying to do with the latest update to the 3DMark benchmark app for Android, giving the tool a more “human” message.

They put the hardware through a battery of non-standard tests to produce non-standard scores.

Each benchmark system has its own way of measuring that performance and coming up with numbers.

Most also let you compare those numbers with others devices from users who agreed to share their scores on the platform.

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Mary Jones 2017-07-07
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The Honor 8 Pro is Honor’s latest device in Malaysia and it’s set to launch sometime this month.

Pre-orders for the device have now begun, and they’ve been priced the device at RM1,999.

It’s been priced fairly competitively in Malaysia considering the specs, though competition is tight.

First launched in China in April, the Honor 8 Pro features a large 5.7in QHD display (1,440 x 2,560 pixels), with a HiSilicon Kirin 960 octa-core processor, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage and a 4,000mAh battery.

It also has the Vulkan API and more for gaming and a pair of 12MP cameras on the rear.

As I’ve said earlier, the Honor 8 Pro will retail in Malaysia for RM1,999.

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Dennis Masters 2017-02-22
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Lately, gaming on Linux is going from strength to strength, and that will be further bolstered by Valve throwing its weight behind virtual reality for the platform, with the launch of SteamVR for Linux.

This is a beta version of SteamVR that will allow developers to begin working on VR games that Linux users can eventually enjoy with their HTC Vive (complete with room-scale tracking) – and hopefully in the future, other headsets (when they support Linux, too).

The beta release is built on the Vulkan API, Valve notes, so will require an Nvidia beta driver.

There’s AMD support as well, but devs will need a "pre-release version of the radv driver."

As you’d expect with an initial release, not everything works either, such as base station power management.

Take SteamVR for a whirl on one of these gaming laptops

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Sean Biro 2017-10-16
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Today, Qualcomm has unveiled its latest mid-range mobile platform – the Snapdragon 636.

The main billing with this product is the introduction of Qualcomm’s Kirin 260 CPU cores into the Snapdragon 63X range, bringing additional CPU power to a lower cost chipset.

The company states that the Kryo 260 CPU setup inside the Snapdragon 636 will deliver a 40 percent performance improvement over the Snapdragon 630’s 2.2 GHz octa-core Cortex-A53 CPU arrangement.

Previously, if you wanted Kryo 260 CPU performance, OEMs had to stump up for the more expensive Snapdragon 660 platform.

This change means that the 636 will also give users a little more CPU grunt than the 653 too, all at a lower price point.

This shouldn’t be confused with the higher-end Kryo 280 though, which remains reserved for the top of the line Snapdragon 835.

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Edward Hickey 2016-05-18
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Google offered a point-by-point list of all the new features coming to the next version of Android.

Google offered more details about Android N during the I/O keynote Wednesday.

It s become an annual tradition to show off a list of what s new during the on-stage presentation.

Here s this year s list of updates:

Seamless software updates

Android Beta Program

Data saver

Bundled notifications

Customizable quick settings

Hub improvements

Quick settings tile API

Security hardening

Emergency information

Unicode 9 Emoji

File-based encryption

ICU4J API

Improved number blocking

Language support

JIT compiler

Lock screen wallpaper support

Direct boot

Multi-window

Freeform mode

Picture-in-picture mode

Split-screen mode

Notification controls

Renderscript reduced

Quick Switch Display size

Doze Video

Telephony job-scheduler

VR mode

Speech speed improvements

New languages supported

Clear all in overview settings

Navigation drawer

New languages supported

Improved notifications

Camera memory footprint improvements

Visual voicemail improvements

Scoped folder access

Vulkan API

Java 8

Sensor Settings suggestions

Direct reply

Quick settings bar

Improved backup coverage

Accessibility settings in setup

Project Svelte

Better multitasking

Accessibility support for creating touch events

Accessibility mono output

Variable text to speech speed improvements

For comprehensive coverage of the Android ecosystem, visit Greenbot.com.

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James Talbot 2016-06-23
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You simply pop the case on your phone, and attach it magnetically to any of the Charge Force accessories.

There s plenty to know if you re considering migrating from an iPhone or another Android.

This review will focus on the standard, flat-screened Galaxy S7.

Samsung Pay, which lets you pay via NFC or even tap on a standard magnetic card reader, is still present, though our Verizon testing unit wasn t able to use it yet.

Samsung claims the new processors are supposedly about 30 percent faster than the Galaxy S6, and the integrated graphics processor is about 64 percent faster.

It s done very well in our initial tests, performing just above the Google Pixel C tablet in 3D Mark s Sling Shot 3.1 test and narrowly outperforming the iPhone 6S on the Ice Storm Unlimited graphics test.

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Charles Gilbert 2018-03-07
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A little over two years since the launch of Vulkan 1.0, the Khronos group has launched its first major revision to its cross platform graphics API.

Vulkan 1.1 offers two major new features, support for protected content on the GPU and subgroup operations, as well as bringing a number of previous popular Vulkan extensions into the core.

Subgroup Operations is the other major new feature which takes GPU parallelism up a notch thanks to expanded SPIR-V 1.3 capabilities.

It enables efficient sharing and manipulation of data between a GPUs parallel tasks, such as adding values between tasks, cluster multiplication, or even broadcasting a result to other tasks.

This can be used to speed up some rendering as well as compute applications, but also has benefits for inference and neural networking processing loads, which has become a major trend across mobile and desktop computing.

Both of these new features require some new hardware, however as they’ve both been rather sought after by GPU vendors a number of chips already pass the compliance test and simply need driver updates.

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Earl Rizvi 2016-07-12
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So you want to run Doom with a much faster frame rate?

Well the good news is the game now supports Vulkan, a low-overhead graphics API which will put the FPS frames per second, that is pedal to the metal.

Vulkan which was built on AMD's Mantle graphics tech offers a similar sort of performance boost to Direct X12, but with the added benefit that it's not exclusive to Windows 10, so those on Windows 7/8 can enjoy accelerated frame rates.

You will, of course, need to update Doom with the latest patch, and also download the latest drivers for your AMD or Nvidia graphics card note that any card which meets Doom's minimum system requirements should be fine running Vulkan – but those owning Nvidia cards with 2GB of video RAM on Windows 7 are out of luck .

AMD's own testing with Doom running on the 'ultra' preset and a Radeon RX 480 showed that at 1080p resolution, the Vulkan version of the game benefited from a 27% performance boost, and a 23% boost at 1440p.

To be precise, on the test system which used an Intel i7 5960X CPU and 16GB of system memory along with the RX 480, Doom hit 135 frames per second with Vulkan at 1080p, and 84 frames per second at 1440p.

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David Cox 2016-08-01
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Vulkan just arrived, but the next release is already taking shape.

Vulkan, the cross-platform alternative to DirectX 12, was recently released, but Vulkan Next is already being worked on.

That s big news for Steam Machines, Linux, Android, and even Windows gaming PCs.

A roadmap for Vulkan Next

The Khronos Group recently gave a presentation at SIGGRAPH 2016 about the state of Vulkan, OpenGL, and OpenGL ES.

While there were no major announcements, the presentation confirmed that a new version of Vulkan—dubbed Vulkan Next is on the way, and laid out a roadmap of various features to expect.

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Clarence Cohen 2016-08-07
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Galaxy Note 7 entertainment features

With support for HDR streaming capabilities that make videos look more vivid, and Vulkan API, Samsung's newest Galaxy Note 7 enables a rich entertainment experience.

The phablet in different colour variants such as blue coral, gold platinum, silver titanium and black onyx, will start shipping on 19 August through carriers in the US.

Equipped with Super AMOLED display, the HDR video streaming technology on the Note 7 offers users a cinema-like experience including bright colours and deeper black.

Note 7 users can stream HDR video in HDR10 format that offers a colour depth based on a 10-bit signal.

This lets users experience the same HDR content and quality on mobile as they can on a TV.

collect
0
Luke Hall 2016-05-24
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AMD has also released a new driver update for their Radeon graphics cards that's performance optimized for Overwatch, Blizzard Entertainment's latest and highly anticipated multiplayer first-person shooter.

Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.5.3 includes optimizations for Overwatch along with two other games: Total War: Warhammer, and Dota 2 with the Vulkan API update.

Interestingly, AMD has managed to optimize their driver for Total War: Warhammer ahead of Nvidia, who mentioned there were some issues with the game while using the GeForce 368.22 driver.

This new driver also includes Crossfire profiles for Overwatch and Total War: Warhammer, and addresses a number of bugs with games like Fallout 4 and The Division.

As always, you can let Radeon Settings perform an automatic update to grab these new drivers, or you can get a manual installer from our driver download section.

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0
bessie joans 2020-08-21
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It was found in July 2014 by the Khronos group and then officially registered on February 19, 2015.

The Vulcan API achieved the benchmark on 22nd August 2016 and Google declared that Android Nougat will be supporting Vulcan.After that Unity stated that version5.6 of their game engine will support Vulkan, and then Croteam's stated that they are adopting Vulkan API in its games to provide cross-platform friendly games.Why Vulkan API is regarded as a game-changerVulkan aims to lower the number of work drivers do and not to make things faster in the tech world.

This is the reason behind the Vulkan API regarded and utilized.

The Vulkan has made Mobile app development solutions more interesting and it mainly helps the developer to create 3D content.Benefits of the Vulkan APIThe Vulkan API game-changer it has eminent in handling things in Mobile App Development.However, to list some here are some important points:Reduces LoadThe Vulkan API mainly aims to reduce the driver's load.

This ultimately allows it to resolve the CPU bottlenecks, this is the reason for many OpenGL applications hurt.Better graphics and performanceThe Vulkan API reduces the load on the CPU, provides better graphic content.

Vulkan API improves the performance of the app and presents excellent graphic content.

Efrain Johnson 2016-08-02
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Samsung and Google have long been teasing the Vulkan API and the added benefits it will bring to your mobile gaming experience, but there have been no game titles to actually take advantage of the open standard until now.

So, to get you excited to play games with the newly announced Galaxy Note 7 s Vulkan abilities, Samsung and Google are offering the Galaxy Game Pack.

This bundle includes $400 worth of titles and in-app-purchases in the Google Play Store, including four Vulkan API-ready games.

Need for Speed No Limits

Angry Birds Pop Bubble Shooter

Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes

Mary Condie 2016-07-11
img

id Software on Monday released a patch for Doom that enables support for the Vulkan API on the PC.

As you may know, Vulkan is the low-overhead, cross-platform successor to OpenGL, a dated API created by Silicon Graphics way back in 1992.

The Khronos Group obtained the standard in 2006 and has been working on its successor ever since, unveiling its new API at GDC 2015.

Vulkan gives developers direct access to the GPU and offers more efficient multi-threading capabilities.

For the end-user, this translates to better overall performance and in the case of Doom, it will allow those with older video cards to run the game at acceptable framerates.

The Talos Principle was the first game to support Vulkan followed by Dota 2 in May.

Mary Jones 2017-07-07
img

The Honor 8 Pro is Honor’s latest device in Malaysia and it’s set to launch sometime this month.

Pre-orders for the device have now begun, and they’ve been priced the device at RM1,999.

It’s been priced fairly competitively in Malaysia considering the specs, though competition is tight.

First launched in China in April, the Honor 8 Pro features a large 5.7in QHD display (1,440 x 2,560 pixels), with a HiSilicon Kirin 960 octa-core processor, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage and a 4,000mAh battery.

It also has the Vulkan API and more for gaming and a pair of 12MP cameras on the rear.

As I’ve said earlier, the Honor 8 Pro will retail in Malaysia for RM1,999.

Sean Biro 2017-10-16
img

Today, Qualcomm has unveiled its latest mid-range mobile platform – the Snapdragon 636.

The main billing with this product is the introduction of Qualcomm’s Kirin 260 CPU cores into the Snapdragon 63X range, bringing additional CPU power to a lower cost chipset.

The company states that the Kryo 260 CPU setup inside the Snapdragon 636 will deliver a 40 percent performance improvement over the Snapdragon 630’s 2.2 GHz octa-core Cortex-A53 CPU arrangement.

Previously, if you wanted Kryo 260 CPU performance, OEMs had to stump up for the more expensive Snapdragon 660 platform.

This change means that the 636 will also give users a little more CPU grunt than the 653 too, all at a lower price point.

This shouldn’t be confused with the higher-end Kryo 280 though, which remains reserved for the top of the line Snapdragon 835.

James Talbot 2016-06-23
img

You simply pop the case on your phone, and attach it magnetically to any of the Charge Force accessories.

There s plenty to know if you re considering migrating from an iPhone or another Android.

This review will focus on the standard, flat-screened Galaxy S7.

Samsung Pay, which lets you pay via NFC or even tap on a standard magnetic card reader, is still present, though our Verizon testing unit wasn t able to use it yet.

Samsung claims the new processors are supposedly about 30 percent faster than the Galaxy S6, and the integrated graphics processor is about 64 percent faster.

It s done very well in our initial tests, performing just above the Google Pixel C tablet in 3D Mark s Sling Shot 3.1 test and narrowly outperforming the iPhone 6S on the Ice Storm Unlimited graphics test.

Earl Rizvi 2016-07-12
img

So you want to run Doom with a much faster frame rate?

Well the good news is the game now supports Vulkan, a low-overhead graphics API which will put the FPS frames per second, that is pedal to the metal.

Vulkan which was built on AMD's Mantle graphics tech offers a similar sort of performance boost to Direct X12, but with the added benefit that it's not exclusive to Windows 10, so those on Windows 7/8 can enjoy accelerated frame rates.

You will, of course, need to update Doom with the latest patch, and also download the latest drivers for your AMD or Nvidia graphics card note that any card which meets Doom's minimum system requirements should be fine running Vulkan – but those owning Nvidia cards with 2GB of video RAM on Windows 7 are out of luck .

AMD's own testing with Doom running on the 'ultra' preset and a Radeon RX 480 showed that at 1080p resolution, the Vulkan version of the game benefited from a 27% performance boost, and a 23% boost at 1440p.

To be precise, on the test system which used an Intel i7 5960X CPU and 16GB of system memory along with the RX 480, Doom hit 135 frames per second with Vulkan at 1080p, and 84 frames per second at 1440p.

Clarence Cohen 2016-08-07
img

Galaxy Note 7 entertainment features

With support for HDR streaming capabilities that make videos look more vivid, and Vulkan API, Samsung's newest Galaxy Note 7 enables a rich entertainment experience.

The phablet in different colour variants such as blue coral, gold platinum, silver titanium and black onyx, will start shipping on 19 August through carriers in the US.

Equipped with Super AMOLED display, the HDR video streaming technology on the Note 7 offers users a cinema-like experience including bright colours and deeper black.

Note 7 users can stream HDR video in HDR10 format that offers a colour depth based on a 10-bit signal.

This lets users experience the same HDR content and quality on mobile as they can on a TV.

David Sandoval 2016-06-28
img

It was a trailblazer, he said, saying that the graphics prowess this device was about to have would be mind-blowing.

Moving from OpenGL, developed back in the 1980s, to Vulkan API.

"Vulkan provides a much faster connection between computing and graphics," said Sweeney, "bringing technology that was originally developed for high-end game consoles like PlayStation and XBox to your smartphone."

At the Samsung Developer Conference 2016, Samsung showed how they're working on a new launcher that works with Vulkan API to move quicker - far quicker than the device works right now.

Vulkan API is an industry standard that'll be coming to all Android smartphones - or most of them, unless they completely lose their minds and stick with OpenGL for the rest of time.

As such, you can expect far quicker communication between graphics and computing in the devices you purchase over the next several years - this is a leap, not just a nudge.

Carol England 2018-02-26
img

Vulkan—the open, cross-platform GPU API from the Khronos Group, the industry body that also develops OpenGL—is available on Windows, Linux, Android, the Nintendo Switch, and cloud systems, but it has one sizeable gap: none of Apple's platforms support it.

macOS has old, and slow, OpenGL drivers, and iOS supports OpenGL ES, the OpenGL subset designed for embedded systems.

Apple has thus far shown no interest in offering the modern Vulkan API and instead has pushed its own proprietary API, Metal.

Today, that gap is being substantially filled, with the open source, royalty-free release of MoltenVK—a runtime for macOS and iOS that offers an almost complete subset of the Vulkan API implemented using Metal.

Released under the Apache 2 license, MoltenVK will enable developers to build their Vulkan applications for Apple's platforms, allowing for a single codebase to span Windows, Linux, Android, macOS, iOS, and more.

Valve is an early adopter of MoltenVK.

David Erb 2017-12-19
img

A favorite among PC users, especially gamers, benchmarks have fallen out of fashion and under suspicion, no thanks to some OEMs caught “cheating” these tools.

Of course, that hasn’t stopped Futuremark, creators of PCMark and the cross-platform 3DMark, in trying to make their numbers more relevant and more meaningful to users.

Which is exactly what it trying to do with the latest update to the 3DMark benchmark app for Android, giving the tool a more “human” message.

They put the hardware through a battery of non-standard tests to produce non-standard scores.

Each benchmark system has its own way of measuring that performance and coming up with numbers.

Most also let you compare those numbers with others devices from users who agreed to share their scores on the platform.

Dennis Masters 2017-02-22
img

Lately, gaming on Linux is going from strength to strength, and that will be further bolstered by Valve throwing its weight behind virtual reality for the platform, with the launch of SteamVR for Linux.

This is a beta version of SteamVR that will allow developers to begin working on VR games that Linux users can eventually enjoy with their HTC Vive (complete with room-scale tracking) – and hopefully in the future, other headsets (when they support Linux, too).

The beta release is built on the Vulkan API, Valve notes, so will require an Nvidia beta driver.

There’s AMD support as well, but devs will need a "pre-release version of the radv driver."

As you’d expect with an initial release, not everything works either, such as base station power management.

Take SteamVR for a whirl on one of these gaming laptops

Edward Hickey 2016-05-18
img

Google offered a point-by-point list of all the new features coming to the next version of Android.

Google offered more details about Android N during the I/O keynote Wednesday.

It s become an annual tradition to show off a list of what s new during the on-stage presentation.

Here s this year s list of updates:

Seamless software updates

Android Beta Program

Data saver

Bundled notifications

Customizable quick settings

Hub improvements

Quick settings tile API

Security hardening

Emergency information

Unicode 9 Emoji

File-based encryption

ICU4J API

Improved number blocking

Language support

JIT compiler

Lock screen wallpaper support

Direct boot

Multi-window

Freeform mode

Picture-in-picture mode

Split-screen mode

Notification controls

Renderscript reduced

Quick Switch Display size

Doze Video

Telephony job-scheduler

VR mode

Speech speed improvements

New languages supported

Clear all in overview settings

Navigation drawer

New languages supported

Improved notifications

Camera memory footprint improvements

Visual voicemail improvements

Scoped folder access

Vulkan API

Java 8

Sensor Settings suggestions

Direct reply

Quick settings bar

Improved backup coverage

Accessibility settings in setup

Project Svelte

Better multitasking

Accessibility support for creating touch events

Accessibility mono output

Variable text to speech speed improvements

For comprehensive coverage of the Android ecosystem, visit Greenbot.com.

Charles Gilbert 2018-03-07
img

A little over two years since the launch of Vulkan 1.0, the Khronos group has launched its first major revision to its cross platform graphics API.

Vulkan 1.1 offers two major new features, support for protected content on the GPU and subgroup operations, as well as bringing a number of previous popular Vulkan extensions into the core.

Subgroup Operations is the other major new feature which takes GPU parallelism up a notch thanks to expanded SPIR-V 1.3 capabilities.

It enables efficient sharing and manipulation of data between a GPUs parallel tasks, such as adding values between tasks, cluster multiplication, or even broadcasting a result to other tasks.

This can be used to speed up some rendering as well as compute applications, but also has benefits for inference and neural networking processing loads, which has become a major trend across mobile and desktop computing.

Both of these new features require some new hardware, however as they’ve both been rather sought after by GPU vendors a number of chips already pass the compliance test and simply need driver updates.

David Cox 2016-08-01
img

Vulkan just arrived, but the next release is already taking shape.

Vulkan, the cross-platform alternative to DirectX 12, was recently released, but Vulkan Next is already being worked on.

That s big news for Steam Machines, Linux, Android, and even Windows gaming PCs.

A roadmap for Vulkan Next

The Khronos Group recently gave a presentation at SIGGRAPH 2016 about the state of Vulkan, OpenGL, and OpenGL ES.

While there were no major announcements, the presentation confirmed that a new version of Vulkan—dubbed Vulkan Next is on the way, and laid out a roadmap of various features to expect.

Luke Hall 2016-05-24
img

AMD has also released a new driver update for their Radeon graphics cards that's performance optimized for Overwatch, Blizzard Entertainment's latest and highly anticipated multiplayer first-person shooter.

Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.5.3 includes optimizations for Overwatch along with two other games: Total War: Warhammer, and Dota 2 with the Vulkan API update.

Interestingly, AMD has managed to optimize their driver for Total War: Warhammer ahead of Nvidia, who mentioned there were some issues with the game while using the GeForce 368.22 driver.

This new driver also includes Crossfire profiles for Overwatch and Total War: Warhammer, and addresses a number of bugs with games like Fallout 4 and The Division.

As always, you can let Radeon Settings perform an automatic update to grab these new drivers, or you can get a manual installer from our driver download section.