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Ray Tracing on Intels MIC Architecture

Intel just released new information about there ongoing ray tracing for games project. For some years now intel is investigating the use of chips with lots of simple x86 cores for graphics, the first was codenamed Larrabee and was intended to become a full GPU but was later cancelled. The current prototypes are intended to […]


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Partially Resident Textures

AMDs latest GPUs have one interesting new feature: Partially resident textures, PRT for short are a new way to handle textures too large for the graphics memory. But let’s start at the beginning: Up till now GPUs didn’t have a memory management unit (MMU), so all the data for rendering had to be present in […]


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