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When is the rumored date for when DX12, PCI E 3.0, and DX12 cards come out?

Reading about Win 8 coming out next year pissed me off. It'll probably come with DX12 and render every high end card that comes out just before it useless in my opinion.

We have all these new video cards coming out and we have no idea if they'll come with DX12 and even PCI E 3.0.

This is frustrating because what happens when the GTX 600 series and AMD 7000 series come out? Will they support DX12? Probably not. Will they even be PCI E 3.0 specs?

I swear it seems like we're getting shafted in every single way. There's a dozen new technology's coming out and they all depend on each other and the consumer is left waiting or buying something that will be a waste of money 4 months later when the "other stuff" finally gets there.

What a waste of money Kepler and AMD 7000 will be if in just 6 months later PCI E 3.0 cards come out and Win 8 along with DX12 comes out.

Anyone else feeling frustrated?
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post #2 of 23
1. You will first see motherboards come out that support PCIe 3.0, and then you can expect the cards to come out. And there is plenty of advance notice for new mainboards.
2. Most games don't even use DX11, there might be one game per year that will somewhat take advantage of DX12 if it comes out.

There are so many other things to be upset about, I feel these are such minor issues at the moment that don't really matter tbh. But that's just my opinion. Besides, I may be wrong on this, but I think that current cards don't even utilize all the bandwidth that PCIe 2.0 offers.
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post #4 of 23
and honestly I don't really care. They'll come out when they do.

and you posted this in NEWS.

thanks mod for moving it
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Originally Posted by Squirrel;13627649 
There are so many other things to be upset about, I feel these are such minor issues at the moment that don't really matter tbh. But that's just my opinion.

Besides, I may be wrong on this, but I think that current cards don't even utilize all the bandwidth that PCIe 2.0 offers.

IMO it's frustrating cause what if DX12 cards and PCI 3 come out 5 months after Keppler and AMD 7000? Wouldn't that be a huge waste of money? Even if PCIe 2.0 isn't fully utilized, it still makes them a bit obsolete in my book.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by i7monkey;13627707 
IMO it's frustrating cause what if DX12 cards and PCI 3 come out 5 months after Keppler and AMD 7000? Wouldn't that be a huge waste of money? Even if PCIe 2.0 isn't fully utilized, it still makes them a bit obsolete in my book.

to those of us who have the upgrade bug I'm sure this doesn't matter either way
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DX9 is still huge. I remember when DX9 came out, people still stuck with their DX7 cards for the longest time.
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post #8 of 23
it would only be a waste if you know they are coming out and you buy other stuff anyways instead of waiting.. but dose it really matter? i mean within 6 mo of buying a computer part it is obsolete, so there would be no change.
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PCIe 3.0 will be useless in the near future as most graphics cards aren't even utilizing 8x PCIe 2.1 to its fullest extent. DX12 isn't going to be that big of a deal within the next year or two as the hardware scene will take time to support it and then it's up to game developers to make full use of the tech.

Also, it's way too early to speculate upon whether you're getting screwed or not. These launch dates aren't set in stone.
    
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Will probably be 11.1, no? Seems odd to go to 12 when 11 isn't supported by the majority of cards out there.
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