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Windows 10 and DirectX 12 Come to Xbox One in November

Xbox One will be getting Windows 10 sometime during November and, along with a new dashboard and interface, the console will be able to utilise the power of DirectX 12. Microsoft made the announcement at Gamescom…

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Why You Shouldn’t Upgrade to Windows 10 Today

Introduction The launch date of Windows 10 has finally arrived after an extensive Beta testing period for users in the Windows Insider Program. Microsoft’s latest operating system is designed to be light on system resources and implement…

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Here’s Why We Won’t See DirectX 12 in Action This Year

Thinking of upgrading your graphics card for the new Windows 10 and DirectX 12? Well, I think you should wait a bit longer. While everyone is hyped to see what devs can do with the latest…

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We Wave Good Bye to AMD’s Mantle

AMD had a brief moment with their low-level API Mantle, but it looks like Mantle won’t be a term used for much longer. With DirectX 12 just around the corner and the next generation OpenGL, dubbed…

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NVIDIA Shows New DirectX 12 Graphics on GTX 980Ti

NVIDIA is really looking forward to bring consumers the best graphics solution in the latest Windows 10 and DirectX 12. According to 4Gamer, the latest Mech Ti video emphasises what the company has in store for…

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DirectX 12 Adoption Rates Fastest Since DX9

DirectX 12 has seen the fastest adoption rates of any API package since the launch of DirectX 9, a Microsoft developer has revealed. Max McMullen, the Microsoft’s Principal DirectX Development Lead, made the declaration at the…

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Implementing DX12 Was Easy Says Square Enix

Square Enix blew us away a few years ago with their Agni’s Philosopy technical demo, it showed some incredible graphics, but it was nothing in comparison to the revised version, which they demoed at Microsoft’s Build…

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Microsoft’s Phil Spencer Announces ‘New Exclusive IP at E3’

This year’s E3 could be very exciting! Aside from AMD’s rumour to show the R9 300 series, we have Crytek teasing with their demo and many more other manufacturers/game developers/etc coming with news of their latest…

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Frostbite Technical Director Wants DirectX 12 as a Requirement for 2016 Holiday Games

DirectX 12 is almost here and big name gaming companies already want to have it as a requirement for their next games. Frostbite’s technical director, Johan Andersson, is one of the people who expressed interest to…

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Gets Trailer; Will Support DX12

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has been officially unveiled by publisher Square Enix and developer Eidos Montreal, as well as being treated to some impressive screenshots and a trailer, we now know that the PC version of the…

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AMD Reveals DirectX 12 Performance Stats in 3DMark Benchmark

Futuremark has released a new update for 3DMark that adds 3DMark API Overhead benchmark. It didn’t take long for AMD to get straight into showing its performance stats for the Radeon R9 290X graphics and the…

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Rumours Hint at a July Launch for Windows 10

Microsoft first announced that a Release To Manufacture (RTM) version of Windows 10 will be shipping in August and that the official version would be released for upgrade and retail in October. However, the company has…

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Phil Spencer Says First DirectX 12 Games Available by End of 2015

Microsoft’s Xbox One Chief Phil Spencer has been discussing DirectX 12 with curious Xbox community members through his Twitter account, and he claims that the console will see games developed specifically for the console by the…

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Stardock CEO Raves About DX12 Again! 4-5x Faster Than DX11

Stardock CEO Brad Wardell loves extolling the virtues of DirectX 12 and, in a recent interview with Niche Gamer, he’s been at it again. According to Wardell, DX12 will boast a 400%-500% performance improvement over DirectX…

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Microsoft Confirms DirectX 12’s Multi-GPU Support Extends to AMD/NVIDIA Cross-Configuration

DirectX 12’s cross-vendor GPU configuration capability – using AMD’s Radeon and NVIDIA’s GeForce graphics cards in conjunction – has been hinted at for weeks, but now a Microsoft representative has confirmed that the feature will be…

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ExecuteIndirect Command in DirectX 12 Brings Improved Performance and Low CPU Usage

Microsoft has revealed a new indirect dispatching draw solution that can be used by all DirectX 12 compatible hardware, completely replacing the DrawIndirect and DispatchIndirect commands. The company says that this solution will bring ‘major performance…

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First Ashes of the Singularity In-Game Footage Compares Performance of DX11 and DX12

Stardock’s Brad Wardell, probably the biggest advocate for DirectX 12 outside of Microsoft, has released the first in-game footage from his forthcoming real-time strategy Ashes of the Singularity, comparing differences in performance between DX11 and DX12.…

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AMD Mantle Comes to an End

AMD’s Mantle set a lot of things in motion in the gaming industry and now it looks like it is coming to an end, at least in its current form. AMD will continue to back the…

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DirectX 12 Will Reportedly Treat Multiple GPUs as a Single Entity

There aren’t many days that go by at the moment where we don’t hear something new about the upcoming DirectX 12. We’ve already been teased with 600K draw calls and a boost on AMD card performance by…

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Test Shows Over 100fps Difference Between DX12 and DX11

Brad Wardell, CEO of Stardock, has had some interesting things to say about DirectX 12, and in a recent test he compared DX12 to its predecessor, DX11, on a high-end system with an unreleased GPU. The…

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DX12 Can Handle 600K Draw Calls, Increasing AMD GPU Performance by 600%

DirectX 12, due to ship with the forthcoming Microsoft operating system Windows 10, is able to handle 600K draw calls and boost AMD card performance by 600%, according to Stardock CEO Brad Wardell. The claims come…

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Mantle and DX12 Will Give Major Boost to Multi-GPU Systems, Says AMD

Multi-GPU systems will offer superpowered graphics cards, with the help of Mantle and DirectX 12, according to AMD. The combination of AMD’s Mantle API and Microsoft’s DirectX 12 could allow multi-GPU card to access the full…

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Microsoft Has Quietly Launched DirectX 12

DirectX 12 is highly anticipated by gamers everywhere, though probably not as much by AMD users as Mantle does about the same. Still, there is no doubt that DirectX 12 will be an improvement as it…

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Will You Need to Update Your Graphics Card for DirectX 12?

There’s no doubt that many of the latest graphics cards on the market right now will be DirectX 12 ready, at least to a certain extent. However, with a new API comes support for many new…

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DirectX 12 vs Direct X 11 Comparison Shows 50% Performance Increase

Yesterday was the Windows 10 live stream, where Microsoft dropped one big announcement after the other. The one that really stood out for me however was the DirectX 12 performance figures. A 50% increase in performance,…

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Windows 10 Will Have DirectX 12 and Probably Cortana

It has previously been confirmed by official sources that DirectX 12 will come together with the next generation of Windows. Now that lose confirmation has been nailed to the ground and any doubt buried with the…

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All AMD GCN GPUs Are DirectX 12 Ready

During AMD’s 30 Years of Graphics Event their product manager, Devon Nekechuk, confirmed that all AMD GPUs built on the Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture will support DirectX 12, Microsoft’s next generation multimedia API. This means…