Items tagged with directx 12 ultimate

Two days ago, Raja Koduri teased Intel's next-generation Xe-HGP gaming GPU running a new and, at the time, unreleased 3DMark Mesh Shader feature test. There was no information provided about the GPU, like what clockspeed it was running at or how it fared in the new benchmark. However, if you want to run it yourself, it is now available. The new test evaluates Mesh Shader performance, which is a trick that is part of the DirectX 12 Ultimate application program interface (API). Part of the reason UL added the Mesh Shader feature test to its 3DMark suite is because it "shows how game developers can boost framerates by using mesh shaders in the graphics pipeline." "Mesh shaders introduce a new approach... Read more...
Back in March Microsoft announced DirectX 12 Ultimate, which is the latest in a long line of application program interfaces (API) that has served as the middleman between the games you play and the high-end gaming hardware that you have installed in your system. DirectX 12 Ultimate is being billed as a unifying force between feature sets and programming for both Windows 10 and the upcoming Xbox Series X gaming platforms. Today, NVIDIA is claiming bragging rights as the first GPU vendor to deliver full compliance for DirectX 12 Ultimate with the release of its latest public Game Ready and Studio drivers. Although we should mention that this revelation shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise,... Read more...
Unless you've been living under a rock for quite a while, you know that 2020 is going to be a big year for gaming. AMD is set to launch its second-generation Navi-based RDNA 2 graphics cards, and it's hopeful that NVIDIA will launch its GeForce RTX 3000 Series based on next-generation Ampere GPU architecture. On the console front, both Sony and Microsoft are on track to deliver their PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X respectively in time for the Holiday 2020 shopping season. Given that consoles are becoming more and more like PCs – for example, the Xbox Series X uses an 8-core/16-thread AMD Zen 2 CPU and RDNA 2 graphics -- Microsoft is looking to consolidate... Read more...