DX12 will be Windows 10 only

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by octiceps, Jan 22, 2015.

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  1. TBoneSan

    TBoneSan Laptop Fiend

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    Windows 8.1 sucks balls. Massively neutered CPU performance. Nannying at every corner..and the worst offender of all DSE.. What I have to restart.. Again..

    Aesthetics and Metro I actually don't mind.
     
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  2. Cloudfire

    Cloudfire (Really odd person)

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    AND Mantle is dead



    http://www.pcworld.com/article/2891672/amds-mantle-10-is-dead-long-live-directx.html?null
     
  3. thegreatsquare

    thegreatsquare Notebook Deity

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    That's a shame, it had a lot of developer support on some big studios latest engines. I still think the bitcoin mining craze that drove up the price on all of AMD's best cards was a large factor in limiting the viability of Mantle. If all those cards were in gamer's hands, Mantle's already impressive adoption rate could have been a good deal bigger.
     
  4. TomJGX

    TomJGX I HATE BGA!

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    Agreed.. However Mantle was kind of **** for me in BF4... Always had massive drop in FPS even with my 7970M + 3940XM easily being able to max out the game on DX11... it was literally a drop from 45-50fps to like 10-20 with Mantle...
     
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    Ethrem Notebook Prophet

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    Doesn't directx 12 kill mantle anyway?

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  6. octiceps

    octiceps Nimrod

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    R.I.P. Mantle. Thanks for pushing graphics APIs forward. DX12 and Vulkan are indebted to you.
     
  7. TomJGX

    TomJGX I HATE BGA!

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    Exactly.. Without Mantle, DX12 wouldn't have quite a few of the features which it has now... Mantle spurred Microsoft to improve DX12 and add these...
     
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