DirectX12 games come to the end of 2015 for all Microsoft platforms




Microsoft has released more details about the new generation of DirectX. The company expects the first games to appear based on DirectX 12 at the end of 2015. The API Collection comes to Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox One.

DirectX 12 should use more efficient GPUs in games, but it is not only for high-end gaming and not just for desktop graphics cards, announces Microsoft DirectX Developer Blog. “Direct3D 12 works on all Microsoft devices, phones and tablets to laptops and desktops.”

What Windows Phone, this means that Qualcomm Snapdragon socs get support, such as Qualcomm has also confirmed, according to EETimes, though it is not clear which models that matter. In the desktop get all AMD graphics cards based on the Graphics Core Next architecture support , while Nvidia with all cards with DirectX 11 support is. According to Microsoft, is about 100 percent of the video cards that are currently being sold and 80 percent of gaming PCs.

The Xbox One supports DirectX 12 and according to Microsoft games get better performance on the platform. Additionally promises the api-bundling making. Porting games to different platforms easier

DirectX 12 will give developers more access to the graphics hardware and the platform should reduce the CPU load. To demonstrate this, Microsoft has the 3DMark benchmark ported to DX12. Compared to the current, optimized for DX11 benchmark, the CPU usage to 50 percent less at the port, while the work is more efficiently distributed across the cores. Microsoft also describes reducing overhead by, among other pipeline state objects in a uniform way into native instructions for the hardware.

Incidentally, using Microsoft’s slogan “Closer to the metal” to describe. Direct access to the graphics chip This is the same slogan as AMD previously used for his Mantle-api, which provides similar functionality. Previously, AMD had already know the arrival of DirectX 12 like to see, because the APIs would lie with the Mantle-vision of the company in line. meet

The first games that use DirectX 12, coming to the end of 2015 is available, expect Microsoft. Later this year, there is already a preview release available.


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