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Khronos Group releases Vulkan 1.2 API

The Khronos Group released the first major update to Vulkan in 2018 with Vulkan 1.1. Now to kick off 2020, the Vulkan API has been upgraded to version 1.2, integrating new API extensions and improving GPU acceleration functionality. Vulkan 1.2 integrates 23 “proven extensions” into the core API, bringing developers …

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Hitman will run on DirectX 12 at launch

The PC Gamer Weekender event is taking place right now and some interesting news has managed to slip out of it. According to the demo of Hitman being shown at the event, the game will support DirectX 12 fully at launch, a slide also lists the benefits of going with …

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Khronos has officially launched Vulkan 1.0

The Khronos Group is once again pushing open-API standards this week with the official launch of the cross-platform graphics API, Vulkan. The API just hit version 1.0 and is now ready for developers to make full use of and implement into games. Many of you will know of the Kronos …

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Valve: DirectX 12 does not make a lot of sense, Vulkan does

Microsoft Corp.’s DirectX 12 application programming interface promises to significantly improve performance of video games in Windows 10 operating system thanks to efficient usage of modern hardware. However, Valve Software believes that it makes no sense to use DX12, but to utilize cross-platform Vulkan API instead. Modern application programming interfaces – …

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New Graphics Cards won’t be essential for DirectX 12

Following Microsoft’s recent Windows 10 press conference last week, there has been some confusion surrounding the DirectX 12 API and current GPU compatibility. However, Microsoft is hoping to clear things up a bit and has said that you won’t need a new graphics card for the basic features. Following last …

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Isohunt’s founder believes bitcoin can kill piracy

No longer around in its original form, Isohunt was one of the world’s most popular torrent sites in its day. The founder, Gary Fung, fought courts for years keeping the site open, but ultimately relented after a loss and shut the site down. While it may have reformed under a …

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AMD retracts DirectX 12 compatibility statement

Last week we reported on AMD’s Chief Gaming Scientist, Richard Huddy, saying that DirectX 12 would not be coming to Windows 7, despite Microsoft not yet announcing its OS compatibility plans for the new API. It turns out that Huddy “misspoke” at PDXLAN last week and AMD has retracted the statement. …

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Apparently DirectX 12 won’t be coming to Windows 7

AMD’s chief gaming scientist, Richard Huddy, has said that Microsoft’s new low-level rendering API, DirectX 12, won’t be coming to Windows  7 users. DirectX 12 isn’t due out until the end of next year so Microsoft has yet to officially reveal operating system compatibility itself. The new API is pretty …

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Mantle is making its way to three more EA titles

AMD’s Mantle API had its début last year, promising performance boosts for AMD users in Battlefield 4 and Thief. Since then, Mantle has slowly been working its way in to more titles and now EA has announced that it will incorporate the API in three of its upcoming games. The …

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Check out the first AMD Mantle gameplay demo

The graphics card wars are heating up again folks, but not just with performance, with features too. Nvidia is gunning for its GSync technology which fixes screen tearing without the need for the performance drop associated with Vsync, but AMD has something potentially more exciting. AMD has Mantle, its DirectX …

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New Riot Games API released

Riot Games has announced the release of its new API in beta form, meaning anyone with a bit of coding knowledge can now make much more interesting apps and tools to help users play the game. In the past this has been limited to simple functions like manual reset timers …

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Youtube could be working subscription music service

If you thought the music service marketplace was crowded enough with Spotify, Itunes, BBC iplayer and all the other on-demand listening services, it might be set to get even more so, as some reports are suggesting Youtube could soon be launching its own version. Regardless of market saturation however, Youtube …

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Mantle API will not be compatible with Xbox One

A couple of weeks ago AMD hosted the GPU14 even and along with showing off it’s new line of graphics cards, it also announced the new Mantle API for developers, aimed at getting console level performance and optimization out of PC hardware. The API’s presence on the AMD powered next …

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Mega update from Mega

Mega

Mega.co.nz has detailed a big update on its blog, describing fixes to security issues, added features and support for different browsers, as well as improvements to its API. The update was announced by founder Kim Dotcom in his usual manner: Updates from the #Mega engine room: https://t.co/hpKwIFyBRX — Kim Dotcom …

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Google helping create intelligent rooms

Google Room

Google has announced the release of a new bit of open source software designed to help develop interactive and intelligent rooms, that are able to tailor certain things to where a person is standing, what they’re looking at, as well as incorporating timed or triggered events. Wired had a couple …

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Amazon opening London based R&D centre

Amazon UK

Amazon’s business expansion is looking to go multi-national, especially in the UK. Announced today, the retail giant plans to open a new R&D centre in London, with an emphasis on development of services relating to TVs, consoles, smartphones and PCs. As well as fostering other businesses in the Glasshouse Yard …

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