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DirectX 12 TO Be Unveiled At GDC 2014



/ 3 years ago

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Rumours have been floating around that Microsoft will be taking a shot at knocking AMD down a few pegs after the release of their Mantle API, and it looks like that was indeed true as it has now been confirmed that the DirectX: Evolving Microsoft’s Graphics Platform talk will indeed be about DirectX 12.

At the moment we do not know what DirectX 12 will contain, although improved performance and more features is a safe bet. As an outside bet we can hope to see more low-level features that allow developers more direct control over graphics hardware, much in the same way AMD have implemented with their Mantle API.

It’s been a long time since DirectX got a new release, we’ve seen plenty of revisions and improvements in terms of how DirectX 11 is used, but it was five years ago since that was released and DirectX 10 came out back in 2006! So we’re certainly long overdue an update.

AMD, Intel, Nvidia and Qualcomm will be there too and it only adds fuel that this will be a pretty epic reveal. Expect more details on the 20th when Microsoft make their formal presentation at GDC.

Thank you Microsoft for providing us with this information.


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  • Alistair Hardy

    What I’d love is for it to have a more open licence so it can be implemented into other OS’s. for gaming, that would literally be a game changer.
    But i know that’s wishful thinking as they’d loose a lot of customers.

    • Skidmarks

      What’s the bet it’ll only be exclusive to latest Win OS?

      • Alistair Hardy

        Bookies wouldn’t even both putting odds on it!