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DirectX 12 has been officially revealed

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    DirectX 12 has been officially revealed


    Microsoft reveals DirectX 12 for PC, Xbox One and mobile - Neowin

    As rumored, DirectX 12 will allow for developers to get lower level access to hardware and will spread the workload on the CPU and GPU so that their threads are better balanced and as a result increase performance.
    Turn 10 Studios has already ported their Xbox One launch title Forza Motorsport 5 to DirectX 12, using a four man team that took four months to get the game running on an PC using NVIDIA graphics at 60 FPS; Xbox One will see a significant performance boost for games using DirectX 12 as well.

    Intel, NVIDIA AMD and Qualcomm have all pledged their support for DirectX 12. Intel says the API will work with their fourth generation Core "Haswell" processors at launch. NVIDIA will also support DirectX 12 with its graphics chips based on their Fermi, Kepler, and Maxwell designs, as well as future products.

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    Soooo..... Is Forza Motorsport coming to Windows?
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    Well the Xbox One may or may not kill the Playstation 4 now but it will never measure up to PC
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    Funny how they get it working on an Nvidia chipset first, even though the xbox version of Forza runs AMD gfx.
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    I would bet they already have the AMD chipsets working with DirectX 12. They probably did NVIDIA this time to show they're not SO much in bed with AMD...
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