Nvidia and ATI to speak together at GDC Europe - Benjamin Sun
Richard Huddy from NVIDIA and Jason Mitchell from ATI are scheduled to speak on DirectX 9 Shaders on DirectX 9 hardware at the Game Developer's Conference Europe . Click here for the brief on the talk. Looks like DX9 and the associated hardware is going to be ready soon.
Cg - Benjamin Sun
Our Cg article will have to wait for another day but here's some highlights on the new high level shading language introduced by Nvidia today:
1. It's widely supported by 100s of game developers 2. Current version supports DX8.0 and OpenGL 1.3, future versions will support DX9.0 and future OGL (2.0 etc) 3.NV30 will be Nvidia's fall part . 4. Kurt Akeley had this to say:
The biggest revolution in graphics in ten years and the foundation for the next 10
Kurt Akeley (on Cg and NVIDIA's next generation GPU Graphics Architect, NVIDIA Co-founder of SGI and designer of OpenGL 5.It uses a industry-wide standard shading language 6. The people who worked on the PixelFlow project now work for NVIDIA 7. Digital Content Creation software such as 3DSMax will support the new language. 8. most of it is open-source