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The Most Amazing OpenGL Tech Demo In 64kb

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Published on 20 April 2014 02:49 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
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While we see lots of interesting OpenGL tech demos and graphics benchmarks at Phoronix, a demo we saw this weekend is perhaps the most impressive yet... And the compiled size of the GL4 demo is only 64kb!

Shown off this weekend at Revision 2014 in Saarbr├╝cken was "The Timeless", an interesting OpenGL tech demo with the compiled binary coming out to just 64kb in size -- including all assets. This demo is visually amazing, regardless of file size. Unfortunately, there's only a Windows binary available at this time, but given that it's written against OpenGL, hopefully a Linux port will be released soon (I'm trying to get in contact with the demo's author) -- but regardless, the demo is worth checking out with a video being available embedded below.

This 64kb OpenGL tech demo is written against the OpenGL 4.3 specification. Under Windows it seems to only work with NVIDIA hardware at the moment due to the Catalyst binary driver not supporting GLSL uniform default values. Those wishing to run this demo in real-time are recommended to use a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 graphics card... Or a NVIDIA GeForce TITAN Black for optimal performance of this visually-stunning demo.

Windows users wishing to have a 64kb binary tackle their GPU can download the initial release from Pouet.net. Embedded below is the YouTube video of this 64kb OpenGL ray-tracing demo worth watching.


About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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