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Scott Michaud
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Scott joined PC Perspective in May 2011. Prior to PC Perspective, Scott has worked on personal projects and has completed degrees in Physics and Education from Queen's University. Currently PC Perspective is the only place to find his published works. Other ventures related to computing, physics, math, education, and technology are currently in progress. He is also a geek, go figure.

Beyond PC Perspective, you can find Scott at several places throughout the internet:

 

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AMD Announces #Ryzen7Seconds Sweepstakes

05/26/2017 - 23:57

Between now and July 7th, 2017, which could also be written as 7/7/17, AMD is hosting a sweepstakes (not a contest) to promote Ryzen 7. The premise is that fans will create a video of themselves doing seven different activities in seven seconds. Prizes...

Follow-up: Neil Trevett and Tom Olson from Khronos Group Discuss OpenCL and Vulkan Roadmap

05/24/2017 - 08:01

Last week, we reported that OpenCL’s roadmap would be merging into Vulkan, and OpenCL would, starting at some unspecified time in the future, be based “on an extended version of the Vulkan API”. This was based on quotes from several...

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson ReLive 17.5.2

05/20/2017 - 07:01

The second graphics driver of the month from AMD, Radeon Software Crimson ReLive 17.5.2, adds optimizations for Bethesda’s new shooter, Prey. AMD claims that it will yield up to a 4.5% performance improvement, as measured on an RX 580 (versus the...

AMD Compares 1x 32-Core EPYC to 2x 12-Core Xeon E5s

05/17/2017 - 04:05

AMD has formally announced their EPYC CPUs. While Sebastian covered the product specifications, AMD has also released performance claims against a pair of Intel’s Broadwell-E Xeons. While Intel’s E5-2650 v4 processors have an MSRP of around $...

Breaking: OpenCL Merging Roadmap into Vulkan

05/16/2017 - 18:37

Update (May 18 @ 4pm EDT): A few comments across the internet believes that the statements from The Khronos Group were inaccurately worded, so I emailed them yet again. The OpenCL working group has released yet another statement: OpenCL is announcing...

Khronos Group Published Finalized OpenCL 2.2 & SPIR-V 1.2

05/16/2017 - 09:00

Aligning with the start of the International Workshop on OpenCL (IWOCL) 2017 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, The Khronos Group has published the finalized specification for OpenCL 2.2 and SPIR-V 1.2. The headlining feature for this release is the OpenCL C...

NVIDIA Releases VRWorks Audio 1.0

05/10/2017 - 07:02

GPUs are good at large bundles of related tasks, saving die area by tying several chunks of data together. This is commonly used for graphics, where screens have two-to-eight million (1080p to 4K) pixels, 3d models have thousands to millions of vertexes...

GeForce Experience 3.6 Has Vulkan and OpenGL

05/10/2017 - 03:53

The latest version of GeForce Experience, 3.6, adds video capture (including screenshots and live streaming) support for OpenGL and Vulkan games. The catalog of titles support by ShadowPlay, which I’m pretty sure NVIDIA wants to call Share now,...

GTC 17: NVIDIA Demos (Professional) Multi-User VR

05/09/2017 - 07:01

Four Quadro P6000s installed in a single server, which looks like a 4U rack-mounted box, are shown running four HTC Vive Business Edition VR systems through virtual machines. It isn’t designed to be a shipping product, just a demo for NVIDIA’...

Dell Executive Projects Five-Year Growth in Gaming PCs

05/06/2017 - 15:44

DigiTimes published a couple of statements from Dell’s senior vice president of Consumer Product Marketing, Raymond Wah, regarding the company’s view on the PC gaming industry. We’ll start with the two quotes, below. Electronic sports (...