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[TPU] There Won't Be a DirectX 12; Battlefield 4 Part of Next Bundle: AMD Vice President

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Advancements in PC graphics technology could be on the verge of a slump, according to GPU major AMD. In an interview with German publication Heise.de, AMD vice president of global channel sales, stated that his company doesn't believe there will be a DirectX 12 API, at least not as far as the company can see. The timing of this statement is particularly important, as both AMD and NVIDIA are expected to unveil next-generation graphics products by the end of the year.

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good news id much prefer an open source graphics API into the future than being locked into a Microsoft platform monopoly
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Of course there will be but not anytime soon. Maybe after 3 years or so.
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Of course there wont be for a while. Console games are still DX 9 and we've only scratched the surface with DX11 on PC, expect that to change when next gen consoles are released.
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Of course there will be but not anytime soon. Maybe after 3 years or so.



Dude he means that there will not be at all, e.i not after 3 years. I think he and the rest of us know that Graphics API's take alot more the 8 years to creat.
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I'm not really alarmed by this. These days there are such a plethora of good-looking engines on DX9, DX10 and DX11 that practically every game coming out has glistening good graphics.

Visuals are currently the LEAST of the entire gaming industrys' concerns, many say we're nearing another huge crash (though not at the same proportionate scale as the one in '83) and visuals have absolutely nothing to do with it. Just bad development practices, high-pressure release schedules, unethical marketing practices, unethical DRM practices, recycling/remaking and milking of franchises, budgets bloating out of control, etc etc.

I'M HAPPY with the visuals of games like Crysis 3 and BF3, hell I am still happy with Crysis 1's visuals (they still blow my mind lol). Now I'm sure this is what people said in the 80's and 90's, that visuals were about as good as they needed to get. So I'm probably sounding like an idiot saying that I'm not really interested in any further visual leaps, at least not until GAMEPLAY is prioritized and given 100x more attention than visuals thumb.gif

Devs can do whatever the hell they want with Unreal, Frostbyte, CryEngine, whatever...but they need to make sure they deliver a DRM-free bug-free consistently good game, no strings attached! Is that too much to ask? Yes, these days it does seem to be too much to ask mad.gif
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I'm seriously starting to wonder how much margin AMD is potentially losing with all these game bundles and if the increased sales is enough to make up for it. There's no way they aren't paying a hefty sum to pack in all these new AAA releases with their cards. Maybe they just want more marketshare at the expense of margin in the short term...wackosmiley.gif Seriously, BF4 in the next bundle

Either way, good on AMD to giving consumers a great deal.
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I'm seriously starting to wonder how much margin AMD is potentially losing with all these game bundles and if the increased sales is enough to make up for it. There's no way they aren't paying a hefty sum to pack in all these new AAA releases with their cards. Maybe they just want more marketshare at the expense of margin in the short term...wackosmiley.gif Seriously, BF4 in the next bundle

Either way, good on AMD to giving consumers a great deal.

I don't think they're paying much (if at all) for these games.
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I don't think they're paying much (if at all) for these games.

What, you think companies like EA are giving them away for next to nothing?

They might be getting them at bulk prices but you can be sure that they're paying a pretty penny for it.
 
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Originally Posted by Vowels View Post

I'm seriously starting to wonder how much margin AMD is potentially losing with all these game bundles and if the increased sales is enough to make up for it. There's no way they aren't paying a hefty sum to pack in all these new AAA releases with their cards. Maybe they just want more marketshare at the expense of margin in the short term...wackosmiley.gif Seriously, BF4 in the next bundle

Either way, good on AMD to giving consumers a great deal.

I think AMD are probably getting these titles for a huge discount to include them with their GPUs, in which the profit from the cards is more than enough to pay for the prices of the discounted games AMD gets. But of course, this is just pure assumption.
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