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post #11 of 15
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I knew something was definitely wrong with the original article:
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“The Radeon™ HD 7000 series hardware architecture is fully DirectX 11.2-capable when used with a driver that enables this feature. AMD is planning to enable DirectX 11.2 with a driver update in the Windows® 8.1 launch timeframe in October, when DirectX® 11.2 ships. Today, AMD is the only GPU manufacturer to offer fully-compatible DirectX 11.1 support, and the only manufacturer to support Tiled Resources Tier-2 within a shipping product stack.” - AMD PR

Source.
post #12 of 15
Will the update also be for windows 7?
post #13 of 15
You can't add hardware to a existing ASIC chip with a software update now can you.
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Even though they say it is compatible with it on a hardware level that obviously can't be true considering Nvidia doesn't support it and were later to market.
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by maarten12100 View Post

You can't add hardware to a existing ASIC chip with a software update now can you.
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Even though they say it is compatible with it on a hardware level that obviously can't be true considering Nvidia doesn't support it and were later to market.

Mmm I think you got it all wrong mate, AMD cards have the hardware compatibility for 11_2.

A late change to the API meant that AMD would have to modify their drivers to fully support it, but for some reason it was reported that the change actually meant that AMD cards wouldn't fully support the API, which was the part that didn't make sense.

The NVIDIA not supporting 11_1/11_2 is a different issue, Kepler supports DirectX 11_0 in hardware with a few 11_1 extensions supported through software (the important ones).
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Originally Posted by Petet1990 View Post

Will the update also be for windows 7?

No, DirectX11.1 is exclusive to Windows 8, and 11.2 = Windows 8.1.
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Originally Posted by SlackerITGuy View Post

Mmm I think you got it all wrong mate, AMD cards have the hardware compatibility for 11_2.

A late change to the API meant that AMD would have to modify their drivers to fully support it, but for some reason it was reported that the change actually meant that AMD cards wouldn't fully support the API, which was the part that didn't make sense.

The NVIDIA not supporting 11_1/11_2 is a different issue, Kepler supports DirectX 11_0 in hardware with a few 11_1 extensions supported through software (the important ones).
No, DirectX11.1 is exclusive to Windows 8, and 11.2 = Windows 8.1.
Yeah I read it but I don't see why AMD already had their ASICs ready to do a new standard while Nvidia did.
Glad if it is completely true that it does though.
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