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IN THIS ISSUE:
» AMD Threadfest Competition #3 is in full swing
» Look for AMD at Booth #301 next month at Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference
» Now Available: AMD CodeAnalyst™ v2.8 Official Release
» Just Released: OpenGL ES 2.0 Emulator v1.2
» New White Paper: Resolve your Resolves
» New Technical Article: Software Design that gets the most out of new AMD Multi-core Microprocessors
» Recently Added to developer.amd.com
» Upcoming Sponsored Events
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AMD Threadfest Competition #3 is in full swing

AMD Threadfest Competition #3 is in full swing
It’s not too late to join the marathon coding match and put your skills to the test. This competition is all about rendering objects with light reflecting and refracting off of glassy objects. This competition is for C/C++ developers looking for a bit of challenging fun and recognition from a community of noteworthy peers – not to mention a nice cash prize for the top 5 submissions!

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Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference Look for AMD at Booth #301 next month at Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference

PDC is back this year after a 3 year break and AMD has big plans at the event including demonstrations and theater presentations.   Don’t miss out on the chance to check out our prerelease processor, code named AMD “Shanghai.”  So, “UNLEASH YOUR CODE” and learn how AMD can help speed up your application performance using AMD tools and libraries.   Discover how AMD is making virtualization viable today and where AMD and our partners are taking virtualization as a deployment environment in the future.  Also, come see how Microsoft’s new parallel computing tools perform on our multicore processor-based platforms.

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Now Available: AMD CodeAnalyst™ v2.8 Official Release Now Available: AMD CodeAnalyst™ v2.8 Official Release

Our thanks to everyone who evaluated the v2.8 beta release and sent in valuable feedback.  The official release of AMD CodeAnalyst v2.8 is now available for free download, with new processor events supporting the AMD Turion™ X2 Ultra, and the added convenience of integration into the Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 & 2005 IDE.

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Just Released: OpenGL ES 2.0 Emulator v1.2 Just Released: OpenGL ES 2.0 Emulator v1.2

AMD’s OpenGL ES 2.0 Emulator is designed to emulate functionality that will be exposed by future AMD hardware, to aid developers in their design of OpenGL ES 2.0 games and applications. New in v1.2, the control panel enables control of many emulator options, including modifying the available GPU memory, performance throttling, and more.

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Resolve your Resolves New White Paper: Resolve your Resolves

This white paper discusses the performance and quality implications of using MSAA Resolves in the rendering pipeline. Many MSAA Resolves are either redundant or harmful to image quality, and this paper highlights the common pitfalls and presents the recommended course of action to get it right.

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Software Design that gets the most out of new AMD Multi-core Microprocessors New Technical Article: Software Design that gets the most out of new AMD Multi-core Microprocessors

With the advent of AMD multi-core processors, software that makes use of task-oriented design can obtain dramatic performance improvements. This article explains that software design shift and walks the reader through an application example, while also discussing some of the advantages of using AMD multi-core microprocessors and AMD-based computing platforms.

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Code Faster Recently Added to developer.amd.com

 Harnessing the Performance of CrossFireX™
 Implementing AMD cache-optimal coding techniques
 Blog: IOMMU - What it does, How it works, Why it's important
 Updated "Revision Guide for AMD Family 10h Processors" (v 3.28)

 
 
Upcoming Sponsored Events Upcoming Sponsored Events
  • AMD Multicore Threadfest – Competition 3
    September 10-24:  Virtual
  • Sun Tech Days
    September 29 – October 1:  Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC) 2008
    October 27-30:  Los Angeles
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