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Battlefield 4 Running DirectX 11.1 Could Give Radeon HD 7000 an Edge

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http://www.techpowerup.com/187812/battlefield-4-running-directx-11-1-could-give-radeon-hd-7000-an-edge.html
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EA-DICE' upcoming online shooter Battlefield 4 will take advantage of DirectX 11.1 API, on PCs running Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Running the game with DirectX 11.1 will have a positive performance impact compared to running it on DirectX 11.0, or on older operating systems like Windows 7 (which doesn't support DirectX 11.1). In the words of the technical director behind Frostbite, the underlying engine for Battlefield 4, "We use DX11.1, there are some optimizations in it (constant buffer offsets, dynamic buffers as SRVs) that we got in to the the API that improves CPU performance in our rendering when one runs with DX11.1." This could give Radeon HD 7000 series GPUs an edge over their GeForce competitors. GPUs based on NVIDIA's "Kepler" micro-architecture don't fully support DirectX 11.1. Incidentally, Battlefield 4 was just bagged and tagged by AMD for its future "Never Settle" bundle. Join the dots.

I'm sure eventually Nvidia GPU's will also fully support DX11.1, but i wonder if any GTX 780 owners will find that they are not as future proof as they thought.

Its the same question with the GTX 770 and 680, is 256Bit 2GB vRam enough in the near future?
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This is more HD 9000 oriented
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Unless these optimizations give at least a %20 performance boost I'm not upgrading to Windows 8 for dx11.1
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Unless these optimizations give at least a %20 performance boost I'm not upgrading to Windows 8 for dx11.1
there is an update for windows 7 that gives dx11.1 thumb.gif not sure if it works tongue.gif
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This is more HD 9000 oriented

The HD 7000 is fully DX11.1 supported, but yeah...... the HD 9000 is more relevant here as thats whats going to be the new kid on the block with BF4.
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Unless these optimizations give at least a %20 performance boost I'm not downgrading to Windows 8 for dx11.1


Fixed that for you. lol

Nah but seriously sounds like good news for those on windows 8.

I on the other hand will stay on windows7 unless they fix windows8 to work as simply and optimized on non touch screen devices.
   
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