Rumour: Nvidia GTX 780 Has Direct X 12.0
Ryan Martin / 3 years ago
We have covered quite a few of these CPU-Z database leaks from Ocaholic recently. One showed us about an FX 8570 CPU and HD 8970 GPU and the other showed us a Haswell i7 4770K at 7GHz.Whether either of those turn out to be true is anyone’s guess. However, it looks like Ocaholid are onto ANOTHER interesting find. They have uncovered a CPU-Z validation that shows a GTX 780 running Direct X 12.0.
The GTX 780 part isn’t at all surprising as we all know it is coming at some point soon, but the Direct X 12.0 part? Very interesting indeed. On previous articles I have written, people have commented that these CPU-Zs are fake, photoshopped and all that usual jazz. However, it is worth pointing out that you cannot “fake” a CPU-Z validation otherwise it gets rejected, and I trust Ocaholic enough in this industry to assume they wouldn’t photoshop the validations. Either way it is possible to manipulate the CPU-Z validations slightly by changing product firmware, changing things in the BIOS, adjusting clock speeds, etc. Therefore I am not suggesting that any of these CPU-Z are entirely true, but they aren’t likely to be entirely fake either.
Why is Direct X 12.0 surprising? Well in a recent interview, AMD executive Roy Taylor said that there would be no Direct X 12 coming in the next generation of graphics cards. That was just over a month ago, so unless something pretty significant has changed in this time then it is possible this CPU-Z validation could be misleading us. Although it is quite possible too that Microsoft have commissioned a Direct X update for the next series of graphics cards from Nvidia and AMD, whether this is Direct X 12.0 is another matter. It could possibly be Direct X 11.2 and CPU-Z is displaying that as Direct X 12.0.
What are your thoughts on Direct X 12.0 coming with the GTX 780?