Tag Archives: DirectX

GameWorks vs GPUOpen: closed vs open does not work the way you think it does

I often read people claiming that GameWorks is unfair to AMD, because they don’t get access to the sourcecode, and therefore they cannot optimize for it. I cringe everytime I read this, because it is wrong on so many levels. … Continue reading

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Direct3D 11.3 (and nVidia’s Maxwell Mark 2)

A few days ago, nVidia introduced the new GTX970 and GTX980, based on the Maxwell architecture. A bit of a surprise however, is that this is a ‘Mark 2’ version of the Maxwell architecture, which has some new features that … 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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Who was first, DirectX 12 or Mantle? nVidia or AMD?

There has been quite a bit of speculation on which API and/or which vendor was first… I will just list a number of facts, and then everyone can decide for themselves. Microsoft’s first demonstrations of working DX12 software (3DMark and … Continue reading

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DirectX 12: A first quick look

Today, Microsoft has presented the first information on DirectX 12 at the Game Developers Conference, and also published a blog on DirectX 12. nVidia also responded with a blog on DirectX 12. In Direct3D 12, the idea of deferred contexts … Continue reading

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Alex St. John: The Evolution of Direct3D

I just stumbled upon this blog by Alex St. John, one of the creators of DirectX at Microsoft: http://www.alexstjohn.com/WP/2013/07/22/the-evolution-of-direct3d/ It gives a very interesting view on how OpenGL and Direct3D related to each other in the early days, within Microsoft. … Continue reading

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Valve to bring Steam and Left 4 Dead 2 to linux

There have been rumours about a linux version of Steam for a long time, but a few days ago, Valve finally made an official announcement of Steam for linux. At the same time, they are also making Left 4 Dead … Continue reading

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