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Steam machine sales are abysmal, SteamOS may be dead in the water

Steam machine sales are abysmal, SteamOS may be dead in the water Yesterday, Valve announced that it has shipped more than 500,000 Steam controllers since unveiling them in November.Weak Steam Machine sales means lower developer interest and decreased willingness to launch on SteamOS.

New Doom update adds Vulkan support, AMD claims substantial performance boost

New Doom update adds Vulkan support, AMD claims substantial performance boost According to AMD, the RX 480 is up to 27% faster in 1080p when using Vulkan and 23% faster in 1440p.1 and Windows 10 x64 using the game DOOM on the ultra preset.

AMD, Firaxis announce joint partnership to bring DirectX 12 to Civilization VI

AMD, Firaxis announce joint partnership to bring DirectX 12 to Civilization VI The Civilization franchise has evolved to encompass new features, units, and scenarios over its twenty-five year life.Now, AMD and Firaxis have jointly announced that the upcoming Civilization VI will be built around DirectX 12, with features like asynchronous compute and explicit multi-adapter GPU support.

Windows 10’s free upgrade expires very soon and you really ought to download it

Windows 10’s free upgrade expires very soon and you really ought to download it As of this writing, Windows 10’s free upgrade period ends in just a few hours — and with that time ticking away, I’d formally recommend taking advantage of it with the above link.It’s true that they’re making further changes to make Windows 10 less palatable.

Hell freezes over as Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation

Hell freezes over as Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation Now, Microsoft announced it was joining the Linux Foundation.That’s not a completely unprecedented move, given that Microsoft has been getting steadily chummier with open source software over the last few years.

Intel adds official support for Vulkan, but only for certain GPUs

Intel adds official support for Vulkan, but only for certain GPUs After months in beta, Intel has announced official Vulkan support for Skylake and Kaby Lake GPUs.4590 driver is the first release to add full Vulkan API support (previous releases were all various flavors of beta).

Intel officially supports the Vulkan 3D graphics API on newest integrated GPUs

Intel officially supports the Vulkan 3D graphics API on newest integrated GPUs Now, Intel has joined the fray, adding in official Windows 10 for Vulkan on the integrated graphics included with its most recent CPUs, as CIO reports.More: Doom running on new Vulkan API is simply insane Specifically, Intel has enabled Vulkan support on its sixth-generation processors, known as Skylake, and its newest seventh-generation CPUs, known as Kaby Lake.

As promised, content developers now have access to the SteamVR for Linux beta

As promised, content developers now have access to the SteamVR for Linux beta Limited hardware support is provided, the release notes indicate, and developers will need pre-release drivers to run the beta.More: Nolo is a phone-based SteamVR Project that Kickstarter backers love That said, to use SteamVR for Linux, developers will need the latest Vulkan drivers.

Khronos helping developers write games that can run on Vulkan, Metal, and DirectX 12

Khronos helping developers write games that can run on Vulkan, Metal, and DirectX 12 The Khronos Group makes OpenGL and Vulkan, two cross-platform graphics application programming interfaces (APIs) that seek to run on every platform that might be of interest to gamers.However, Khronos has concluded that current cross-platform solutions aren’t sufficient to support every platform, including Apple’s, which currently utilizes that company’s Metal API and so hasn’t yet adopted Vulkan support.

3Dmark benchmark test now lets you compare Direct X 11, 12, and Vulkan

3Dmark benchmark test now lets you compare Direct X 11, 12, and Vulkan Futuremark added the Vulkan API to its Overhead test in 3Dmark, letting users see how their system handles draw calls in DirectX 11, 12, and now Vulkan.Although Vulkan should decimate DirectX 11 in testing, it will be interesting to see how different systems fare when comparing it to DirectX 12.

Flashing your RX 480 GPU to an RX 580 BIOS is a really bad idea

Flashing your RX 480 GPU to an RX 580 BIOS is a really bad idea According to Overclock3D, some users are flashing their older RX 480s with an updated RX 580 BIOS and discovering that this can work as well.There are two major problems with flashing an RX 480 to behave like an RX 580.