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Cebit 2013: No DirectX 12

In case you have been wondering what comes after DirectX 11.1, the next big iteration is currently known as DirectX blue. The blue comes from the Windows Blue codename that Microsoft has for the ninth major iteration of Windows.
Upcoming graphics hardware will definitely go down the blue road, but at this point we don't what will be the major difference between DirectX 11 and DirectX blue. Both Nvidia and AMD are working on DirectX Blue chips as we speak, but they are still quite a long way off.

Using such a codename for Windows is nothing short of ironic, due to Windows blue screen conotations. Also, it brings back fond memories of a famous Redmond demonstration that made Bill Gates even more popular. Of course, the USB printer demonstration failed and ended with a blue screen, in front of some rather amused members of the press.

In any case, DirectX blue is the future of graphics and it is coming in 2014, or perhaps even later.

Source: http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/30666-next-directx-codenamed-blue
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"Using such a codename for Windows is nothing short of ironic, due to Windows blue screen conotations. Also, it brings back fond memories of a famous Redmond demonstration that made Bill Gates even more popular. Of course, the USB printer demonstration failed and ended with a blue screen, in front of some rather amused members of the press."\

That's a wee bit of a stretch. rolleyes.gif
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Interesting.
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What a teaser.
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If Windows Blue is that subscription Windows they were talks of... bye bye Windows.
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i don't understand how the industry is still 90% in DX9
you'd think DX10 would have majority by now....I mean that came out a year after xbox 360 so really why haven't the devs moved on?
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rubers View Post

If Windows Blue is that subscription Windows they were talks of... bye bye Windows.

According to the latest leaks, Windows Blue is a free update to Windows 8 users.
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So now DirectX Blue can cause a Blue Screen of Death while you use Windows Blue.
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i don't understand how the industry is still 90% in DX9
you'd think DX10 would have majority by now....I mean that came out a year after xbox 360 so really why haven't the devs moved on?

I bet it will be different come christmas tongue.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by twitchyzero View Post

i don't understand how the industry is still 90% in DX9
you'd think DX10 would have majority by now....I mean that came out a year after xbox 360 so really why haven't the devs moved on?

The hardware in current gen consoles is DX9 era, and most games are built around such a feature set.
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