Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Benjamin Golba , pp. 29. COM/School of Computing, 2010.

The work

Författare / Author: Benjamin Golba
Benjamin.golba@gmail.com
Titel / Title: Deferred rendering using Compute shaders
Översatt titel / Translated title: Deferred rendering med Compute shaders
Abstrakt Abstract:

Game developers today are putting a lot of effort into their games. Consumers are hard to please and demand a game which can provide both fun and visual quality. This is why developers aim to make the most use of what hardware resources are available to them to achieve the best possible quality of the game.
It is easy to use too many performance demanding techniques in a game, making the game unplayable. The hard part is to make the game look good without decreasing the performance. This can be done by using techniques in a smart way to make the graphics as smooth and efficient as they can be without compromising the visual quality. One of these techniques is deferred rendering.
The latest version of Microsoft’s graphics platform, DirectX 11, comes with several new features. One of these is the Compute shader which is a feature making it easier to execute general computation on the graphics card. Developers do not need to use DirectX 11 cards to be able to use this feature though. Microsoft has made it available on graphic cards made for DirectX 10 as well. There are however a few differences between the two versions. The focus of this report will be to investigate the possible performance differences between these versions on when using deferred rendering.
An application was made supporting both shader model 4 and 5 of the compute shader, to be able to investigate this.

Ämnesord / Subject: Spelutveckling - Digital Game Development

Nyckelord / Keywords: Deferred rendering, DirectX, Direct3D, Vertex shader, Pixel shader, Compute shader

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Spelprogrammering/Digital Game Development
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 06/07/2010
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: C-Uppsats

Context

Handledare / Supervisor: Stefan Petersson
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: COM/School of Computing

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Files & Access

Bifogad uppsats fil(er) / Files attached: deferred rendering using compute shader.pdf (1267 kB, öppnas i nytt fönster)