AMD brags about full DX11.1 support, trolls Nvidia in the process
Roshan Ashraf Shaikh / 2 years ago
A few days ago, AMD posted in their blog about their full Direct X 11.1 support- including improvements to Stereo 3D Support, Video processing, GPU Compute, 2D Rendering and power efficiency for Windows 8 with their Never Settle Drivers for their GCN based cards such as AMD HD 7000 series and the newer Firepro cards.
So AMD Radeon is marketing themselves? It all sounded very good until AMD pulled a couple of punches on Nvidia by questioning Nvidia’s Kepler based GPUs.
During March the 22nd, Nvidia said that their 28nm Kepler architecture supported DX 11.1 but then it was said by Nvidia that basically it supports 11.1 by putting Direct X 11 features through DX 11.1’s API -for gaming only.
AMD continues by saying that Nvidia did not support 4 out of 10 key technologies that is a part of Direct X 11.1- which are Target Independent Rasterization in 2D Rendering, 16x MSAA Razterization in 2D rendering, Orthogonal line Rendering mode and UAV in non-pixel-shader-stages.
As of now, AMD Radeon is all set with the Southern Islands’ release next year.
Source: AMD Blog