Intel showcase at GDC 2013

Intel introduced new tools for computer games and other multimedia applications. At the conference, GDC 2013 introduced new functionality to the platform of the future Intel HD Graphics, implemented at the level of an expanded library DirectX.

Thus, the first expansion PixelSync allows programmers to combine the hardware partially transparent pixels without having to perform expensive operations sorting. This feature allows developers to perform more realistic rendering of smoke, windows, plants and other complex geometric objects and natural phenomena.

InstantAccess extension allows you to record and read data from the physical memory or CPU integrated graphics Intel HD Graphics.

New extensions have been submitted prior to the release of a new generation of Intel Core processors to developers could put them ahead in their products. Originally, the extension will only be available in Intel Core 4th generation. Documentation describing the features of new extensions is available at Visual Computing Source.

Hardware technology Intel Quick Sync Video, implemented in the latest processor Intel Core, can speed up HandBrake, one of the most popular open-source solution for video conversion. At the conference, representatives of the GDC and Intel unveiled a new version of HandBrake Handbrake, optimized for Intel Quick Sync Video.

A set of tools for developers Intel Graphics Performance Analyzers (Intel GPA) has also been updated to help developers further optimize games and other graphics-intensive applications on systems based on Intel Core processors with support for HD Graphics and Android smartphones based chips Atom.

New Game Technology Development Intel® HD Graphics Samples from GDC 2013

Intel GPA 2013 R1 includes Geometry Viewer tool that supports shader stages, which helps professionals improve the productivity of end products. In addition, the new design adds support for Android * and updates for developers using the latest models of processor Intel.

Intel also introduced the Developer Kit Perceptual Computing Software Development Kit (SDK) 2013, designed to simplify the process of interaction with computers. The new version allows developers to bring their designs to market. When used with a Creative Interactive Gesture Camera package Intel Perceptual Computing SDK 2013 allows for applications to function gesture, speech, and facial features.