Review: Ray Tracing for $189?! Arc A750 Benchmark

Just got an Intel Arc A750 and decided to benchmark it at 1080p using ray tracing in 5 games. The card I’m testing is the Acer Predator BiFrost Arc A750, selling for $189 currently. Intel drivers have improved drastically since launch, so far every game I tried works with no problem and performance is extremely competitive at 1080p. I did have the limited

Review: Modern Graphics Programming Primer by Hans de Ruiter

This is one of those short, no-nonsense, types of books that actually has a treasure trove on info hidden inside. It’s not very long, and can be read in one or two sittings. And there is not really all that much code either, aside from a few cookbook like examples at the end. What Modern Graphics Programming Primer offers is an approachable, high-level,

Review: Lume Pad 2 – World’s First 3D Tablet Powered by AI

I recently got myself a Leia Lume Pad 2, and I’ve had about a week to test it out. Let me just start by saying this is the most significant advance in consumer electronics in years. Probably since VR hit the consumer market. It’s a high-end 12″ Android tablet, but with a display that can show beautiful stereoscopic 3D images, all while not

Review: 3D Graphics Rendering Cookbook: A comprehensive guide to exploring rendering algorithms in modern OpenGL and Vulkan by Sergey Kosarevsky

This book is pure gold for a graphics or engine programmer. Sergey Kosarevsky is able to walk you through many intermediate to advanced techniques, in both OpenGL and Vulkan, and shows you how to make a real 3D engine. The fact that each chapter is shown in both APIs is great, as it give you a better understanding, and can really help if

Review: Beginner’s Guide to ZBrush by 3dtotal Publishing

While I enjoy reading on Kindle (where possible) this book was only available in print when I originally purchased, and I’m actually glad I got the real book. Beginner’s Guide to ZBrush is packed to the brim with full-color photos, and the paper quality is top notch. At 288 pages, it’s not the longest book but it focuses on 3 specific projects and