DirectX 12 Breaks The Shackles Of Windows 10 Exclusivity

14-03-2019 by
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Microsoft are working with 3rd party developers to enable DirectX 12 rendering to Windows 7 in some games, starting with World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.1.5.

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Microsoft, Blizzard, World of Warcraft, DirectX 12

Basemark's GPU 1.1 Benchmark To Launch Nov. 27th

26-11-2018 by
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Updated GPU benchmark from Basemark will support Vulkan and DirectX 12 rendering options for direct comparison.

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Basemark, benchmarking, DirectX 12, Vulkan, OpenGL, Android, Linux

NVIDIA Introduces RTX Ray-Tracing To Game Developers At GDC 2018

19-03-2018 by
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Allowing ray-tracing for real-time cinematic-quality rendering on their Volta architecture, NVIDIA RTX is to be supported by Microsoft's new DirectX® Raytracing (DXR) API.

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NVIDIA, RTX, microsoft, directx, volta, gdc2018

AMD In Buoyant Mood Over VRMark Cyan Room Release Scores

24-11-2017 by
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FutureMark's latest benchmark, which is designed to test the DirectX 12 capabilities of GPUs in a VR environment, shows AMD performing well against comparable NVIDIA GPUs.

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AMD, futuremark, benchmarks, vr, directx12

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Now Available In DirectX 12 Flavour

08-09-2016 by
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PC Patch v1.4 build 545.4_P5 for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided finally offers a DirectX 12 beta, but for now it's very much a work in progress.

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gaming, directx 12

AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Updated To 16.9.1

08-09-2016 by
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Latest version of the driver adds DirectX 12 rendering optimisations for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and fixes multiple crashing errors in other top-rated titles.

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AMD, drivers and software, Directx 12

Time Spy For DirectX 12 - 3DMark Enters A New Benchmarking Era

16-07-2016 by
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Futuremark's 3DMark benchmarking suite now includes Time Spy, intended to measure a card's performance using the advanced features of Microsoft's DirectX 12 API in Windows 10.

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3DMark, Futuremark, DirectX 12, Benchmarking

AMD, 2K & Firaxis Working On Bringing DirectX 12 To Civ VI

15-07-2016 by
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Upcoming strategy game's engine will support complex DirectX 12 features including Asynchronous Compute, and should also launch with a benchmarking tool.

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AMD, Firaxis, DirectX 12, gaming

DirectX 12 Delight - FutureMark's 3DMark Time Spy Benchmark Teased

27-06-2016 by
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The Time Spy benchmark, which will be part of the 3DMark testing suite, has been developed in cooperation with NVIDIA, AMD, Intel and Microsoft to provide objective DX12 performance benchmarking.

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Futuremark, 3DMark, DirectX 12

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided 101 Trailer Reveals Hints Of A Possible Future

29-04-2016 by
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The next instalment on the Deus Ex franchise isn't till August, but Eidos Montreal from tempting us what's to come for Adam Jensen.

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Deus Ex, gaming, directx12

Quantum Break PC Release Date - 980 Ti Or A Fury X Recommended

12-02-2016 by
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Quantum Break will be the first DirectX 12 only game. This game also comes with a killer recommended GPU, a 980 Ti or the Fury X.


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Quantum Break, PC, 980 Ti, Fury X, Xbox One, DirectX 12

A Reddit User Found DirectX 12 Settings For The Rise Of The Tomb Raider

08-02-2016 by
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Currently Rise Of The Tomb Raider runs on DirectX 11 but a DirectX 12 option has been found.


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Rise Of The Tomb Raider, PC, DirectX 12, DirectX 11

NVIDIA First Out Of The Blocks With WHQL-Certified Windows 10 Drivers

18-05-2015 by
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The GeForce 352.84 WHQL Drivers for Windows 10 are explicitly referred to as Game Ready for DirectX 12, though we still have a while to wait for games and Windows 10.

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NVIDIA, drivers, Windows 10, DirectX 12

DirectX 12 May Bring Vendor-Agnostic Multi-GPU Support

27-02-2015 by
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A rumoured revival of the Split Frame Rendering methodology could see GPUs treated as pooled graphics resources, paving the way for simultaneous use of NVIDIA, AMD and Intel GPUs.

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Microsoft, Nvidia, AMD, Intel, DirectX12

DirectX 12 Will Be A Windows 10 Exclusive

22-01-2015 by
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Earlier today we told you about Windows 10 being a free upgrade for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users. Perhaps this news will help sweeten the deal.

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Microsoft, Windows 10, DirectX, DX 12

Microsoft To Offer Windows 10 Free For Current Windows 7 & 8/8.1 Users.

22-01-2015 by
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During a live press conference introducing Windows 10 features VP of Operating Systems Terry Myerson revealed that upgrades would be available for a year after launch.

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Microsoft, Windows, DirectX12

DirectX 11 vs DirectX 12 - Performance Slides Revealed

15-12-2014 by
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DirectX 12 is on its way and it promises to bring massive performance improvements for PC gaming

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DirectX, DX12, Microsoft

New 3DMark Benchmark Coming Soon

06-09-2012 by
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3DMark For Windows is the working title for a new DirectX 11 benchmark suit due for release with Windows 8.

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3DMark, Futuremark, DirectX 11, benchmarking