Tag Archives: DX12

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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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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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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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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