Tag Archives: DirectX 12

DirectX 12 and Vulkan: what it is, and what it isn’t

I often read comments in the vein of: “… but vendor A’s hardware is designed more for DX12/Vulkan than vendor B’s”. It’s a bit more complicated than that, because it is somewhat of a chicken-and-egg problem. So I thought I’d … Continue reading

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nVidia’s GeForce GTX 1080, and the enigma that is DirectX 12

As you are probably aware by now, nVidia has released its new Pascal architecture, in the form of the GTX 1080, the ‘mainstream’ version of the architecture, codenamed GP104. nVidia had already presented the Tesla-varation of the high-end version earlier, … Continue reading

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Rise of the Tomb Raider: DX12 update

An update for Rise of the Tomb Raider was released yesterday, adding support for the DX12 API: http://steamcommunity.com/games/391220/announcements/detail/870690772757808963 And: http://tombraider.tumblr.com/post/140859222830/dev-blog-bringing-directx-12-to-rise-of-the-tomb As you can see: Adds NVIDIA VXAO Ambient Occlusion technology. This is the world’s most advanced real-time AO solution, specifically developed for … Continue reading

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DirectX 12 is out, let’s review

Well, DirectX 12 is launched, together with a new version of Windows (Windows 10) and an improved driver system (WDDM 2.0). Because, if you remember, we also had: Windows Vista + DirectX 10 + WDDM 1.0 Windows 7 + DirectX … Continue reading

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nVidia does support D3D_FEATURE_LEVEL_12_0

There has been some FUD going around, in response to the fact that AMD’s latest hardware does not support D3D_FEATURE_LEVEL_12_1. Namely, the claim was that D3D_FEATURE_LEVEL_12_0 required some features that only AMD supports, namely resource binding tier 3. Now that … Continue reading

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No DX12_1 for upcoming Radeon 3xx and Fury series?

A few days ago it was confirmed that none of AMD’s current GPUs are capable of supporting the new rendering features in DirectX 12 level 12_1, namely Conservative Rasterization and Rasterizer Ordered Views. I already mentioned that back when Maxwell … Continue reading

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Richard Huddy back at AMD, talks more Mantle…

Richard Huddy did an interview with Tech Radar. One of the things he discussed there was the current state of Mantle, and its future. One interesting passage in the interview is this: DirectX is a generic APi. It covers Intel … Continue reading

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