by Bob Cramblitt Views of SPEC/GWPG members. Every day in their engineering jobs with leading OEMs and graphics card manufacturers, the representatives of the SPEC Graphics and Workstation Performance Group (SPEC/GWPG) assess the latest technologies designed to make their products run professional applications faster and more efficiently. In their role with … [Read more...] about A 5-year vision for workstation graphics performance
Intel and Foundry ally to update Katana convert it to a multithreaded program. As a result, developers see performance improvements of 2×–30×. Katana, Foundry’s professional lighting and look development software is a powerful tool developed for cinematic and video production teams. As a procedural, asset-based tool, Katana enables people on a project to work with specific … [Read more...] about Foundry Katana gets significant overhaul
With the powered Display Port, and the HDMI out, you can drive external displays. HP has got everything right on this machine. HP has been a leader in all-in-one PCs and has introduced several innovative versions over the years including the Z-series. The Envy AIO-32 is one of, if not the biggest, they’ve introduced, and is ideal for any small living space, or on any desk … [Read more...] about HP’s AIO-32: the ultimate all-in-one?
AMD to release an updated Radeon ProRender plug-in for Blender 2.81. AMD’s Radeon ProRender is a physically-based rendering engine that is built on Radeon Rays technology, which, AMD says, is a scalable ray tracing engine that uses open industry standards to harness GPU and CPU performance for swift, impressive results. Built on industry-standards, Radeon ProRender … [Read more...] about AMD’s holiday gift to the Blender community
Software that enables jaw-dropping experiences. The latest release of Unity (2019.3) with High Definition Render Pipeline (HDRP) is coming soon. HDRP, says Unity, focuses on optimizations that can render resource-intensive visuals while maintaining constant, steady frame rates. Creators can cut loose and make stunning projects without worrying about throttling graphics to … [Read more...] about Unity HDRP and all those rays