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Windows 7: AMD - No DirectX 12

14 Apr 2013   #1
A Guy

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AMD - No DirectX 12

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This is a strange story that is difficult to make sense of. An AMD Vice President of Global Channel Sales, Roy Taylor, has said that there will be no DirectX12 at any time in the future.

Of course you could say what does a VP of Global Channel Sales know about what Microsoft is up to, even if he did work for NVIDIA for ten years previously. On the other hand, why would he say something so provocative in an interview with German magazine, Heise.de.
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15 Apr 2013   #2
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

You can't fix stupid or perhaps Direct-X is getting a name change?
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20 Apr 2013   #3
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

What's wrong with DX11?
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21 Apr 2013   #4
theveterans

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Heck I don't know if MS will even include DX 11.1 let alone DX 12 on the most popular Windows for 7 years ahead.
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23 Apr 2013   #5
giteshpoudel

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Its not a great issue,,, it just conveys that directx 11 is sophisticated enough that there is no need of the newer version or kinnda it has reach to the optimum level,,,....
Also may be directx is being replaced by new software with new name and better performance in the future,,,,,,
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24 Apr 2013   #6
smarteyeball

 
 

There's no need for it. The answer is down to one word: consoles.

Why continue to be several generations ahead when the capabilities are by and large just being wasted?


DX10 was meant to be the 'next best thing'. It simply wasn't.


DX11 was the new graphic Jesus. Despite better support than DX10, DX11 is still under utilised. It will remain that way until the next console is released which will be the new 'DX9' in regards to limits.


On the plus side at least pc/console graphic disparity will be diminished. It will be native coding, not the 'patch' most DX11 titles are.
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