ASTC related stories

ARM to hold ASTC and OpenCL talks at SIGGRAPH monday

ARM will be holding a series of talks at SIGGRAPH on Monday August 11 in room 118-120 from 9AM - 10:30AM. Included in these talks are "Mobile GPU Compute: Exploring the Mobile GPU Through OpenCL" and "ASTC: The Extra Dimension". You may view a complete list of Khronos Technology related talks on our SIGGRAPH event page.

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Google announce Android Extension Pack with OpenGL ES 3.1 superset in upcoming Android L release

Google's new Android Extension Pack and OpenGL ES 3.1 are supported in the upcoming Android L release. The Android Extension Pack is a set of extensions to OpenGL ES which provides features like tessellation to improve the detail of geometry rendered onscreen, and geometry shaders which can also be used to add detail to what is rendered onscreen as well as to add shadows to a scene. The Android Extension Pack also includes support for compute shaders, and Adaptive Scalable Texture Compression (ASTC).

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ARM Mali Texture Compression Tool v4.2 Released with Enhanced ASTC Support

Latest Texture Compression Tool from ARM adds to the existing ASTC support by now including the ability to compress 3D textures.

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OpenGL ES Work Group Chair discusses ASTC Texture Compression

Tom Olson, work group chair of the OpenGL ES API and director of graphics research at ARM has a great blog entry on ASTC texture compression. Not too technical and includes some great examples and lots of links. A great read for the middle of the week.

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More ASTC in ARM Mali GPUs

Sean Ellis of ARM has posted a blog on how ASTC works. It's a fairly easy read and well worth a few minutes of your day. Give it a go. The ASTC evaluation codec is available at Mali Developer Center.

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