I'm testing on adding some OpenCL code in my game, but I only have a single Nvidia card & I'm not sure the code will run normally on other platforms. Is there any way to make sure my code runs as expected on different graphic cards without having direct access to the hardware myself? … [Read more...] about How can I make sure my OpenCL code works correctly on different graphic cards?
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It's been some time coming, but it's finally happened: a sim racer has beaten a pro racing driver, with Enzo Bonito getting the better of Lucas Di Grassi, the Brazilian formerly of F1 team Virgin Racing and Audi's WEC outfit, and currently a Formula E driver. Bonito was taking part of this weekend's Race of Champions in Mexico, the annual get-together of stars from throughout the motorsport world which this year drew in the likes of F1 stars Pierre Gasly and Sebastien Vettel, Indy 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay and nine times Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen. Bonito faced up against Di Grassi in a preliminary round, taking part in a head-to-head with the pair behind the wheel of KTM X-Bows, ending up ahead over the tight, winding course by over half a second. It's some achievement, and part of the burgeoning creep of sim racing into real world motorsports. Sim racing has its first FIA-endorsed champion in the shape of Igor Fraga, the Brazilian also emerging successful at last week's McLaren … [Read more...] about A sim racer just beat an ex-F1 driver in a real-life race
Doom—the 1993 version—is one of those classic games that have aged astonishingly well. If you compare its art style to, say, Duke Nukem 3D or Goldeneye, it still looks much better. But lately, modders and enthusiasts have been experimenting with neural network upscaling technology to bring the game's sprites and textures into the 21st century. Thanks to Doomworld user hidfan a wad file is now available featuring upscaled graphics straight from the maw of AI—specifically, Hidfan used Nvidia's GameWorks SuperResolution and letsenchance.io. Veeery generally speaking, hidfan fed upsized versions of the textures into these neural networks, retrieved the results, and then downsized them again in order to make them work within the game. It's not all achieved by the network, though: a fair bit of touching up needed to be done in order for things to not look weird."Unfortunately [the process] comes with some unwanted pixels here and there and a heavy de-noising work … [Read more...] about This Doom mod uses neural network image upscaling to improve on a classic
RIGHT now's a good time to buy an iPhone 7 if you're thinking about picking up a new handset. Prices are heading downwards and we've found the cheapest offer possible on an iPhone 7. Through online retailer Metrofone, you can currently get a SIM-free iPhone 7 for £529. At the time of writing that's substantially cheaper than any other offer we can find on price comparison site uSwitch. They've got a number of other good deals on other popular phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Sony XZ2. You can shop all their offers here. If you're looking for a good pay monthly deal on another phone - say the Samsung Galaxy S9 - Mobiles.co.uk have just announced a drop in price. Right now you can get the S9 on Vodafone with 16GB of data for a £125 upfront fee and £30 a month. The full deal includes: 64GB Samsung Galaxy S9 16Gb Data Unlimited minutes and texts £30 a month for 24 months with £125 upfront cost. Find this offer here. Alternatively, if you're looking for a … [Read more...] about Cheap iPhone 7: How to get the best deal on a SIM-free phone and other great deals
Not too long ago we warned of a potential impending surge in graphics card prices. Unfortunately for those looking to upgrade graphics cards or buy a new GPU, that prediction has come true, and then some. Right now is the worst time in the history of graphics cards to buy or upgrade this all-important gaming component. I've run through the list of current generation GPUs, and I've even looked at previous generation GPUs. The price changes in the past two weeks are staggering. Here's the full rundown, starting with Nvidia and then moving to AMD, from highest performing to lowest performing parts. Note that many of the cards are only showing prices from third-party resellers, as Amazon and Newegg rapidly sell out of their inventory (often at lower prices). If you're interested in buying a GPU, I'd recommend putting a "notify" alert on it and be ready to order ASAP if it comes back in stock at a reasonable price. All the current Nvidia graphics cards GTX 1080 Ti 11GB: Launched with a … [Read more...] about It’s a terrible time to buy a graphics card