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How is that even possible? The hd7xxx and up are still dx11 cards
dx and opengl are just software api's that expose features of the hardware. dx12 might not add features (it probably will), but it will definitely try to go what it already does, but faster.
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looks like M$ will turn the tide on Sony and offer 1080p/60fps for everyone
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How is that even possible? The hd7xxx and up are still dx11 cards
Yup, as mentioned above.

Technically speaking they can emulate the new features of a newer DX version on older hardware. Usually the question becomes "At what performance cost?"

Also, there are very probably some features they can't emulate, but for marketing reasons even supporting one DX12 feature is probably enough to call it DX12 support. Just not full DX12 support. tongue.gif
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DX12 mean nothing. A low end card can have DX12 support and it will not mean anything.
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Yup, as mentioned above.

Technically speaking they can emulate the new features of a newer DX version on older hardware. Usually the question becomes "At what performance cost?"

Also, there are very probably some features they can't emulate, but for marketing reasons even supporting one DX12 feature is probably enough to call it DX12 support. Just not full DX12 support. tongue.gif



what if DX12 was planned for X1 long time ago and the console got dx12 gpu ?!
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what if DX12 was planned for X1 long time ago and the console got dx12 gpu ?!
This is certainly possible too, as these standards have likely been in the works for a while. Though depending on how the "spec" has changed in the last year since the hardware was finalized would influence how much of DX12 the XBOne can support.
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ya if xbox one already supports DX 12, i dont think were going to see any major changes. Xbone is not a "gaming" system, its a home entertainment system, and that's straight from the horses mouth.

we need mantle and open GL for any actual innovation in graphics API.
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DX12 mean nothing. A low end card can have DX12 support and it will not mean anything.

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ya if xbox one already supports DX 12, i dont think were going to see any major changes. Xbone is not a "gaming" system, its a home entertainment system, and that's straight from the horses mouth.

we need mantle and open GL for any actual innovation in graphics API.

Actually DirectX12 is supposed to bring close to metal programming. If Microsoft really did have AMD reconfigure the GPU to support DX12, you could get a significant performance boost. Until more is released its anyone guess though.

On a side note, MS could release something like an Xbox 4k edition or something with GPU hardware changes.
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Let's not forget, the hardware in the X1's SOC is not off the shelf parts, they're custom... and we still don't have full disclosure as to what it entirely is; perhaps this is why. I wouldn't be surprised if part of what they developed into that thing is some kind of hardware support for DX12 features. We'll find out soon I guess.
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Actually DirectX12 is supposed to bring close to metal programming. If Microsoft really did have AMD reconfigure the GPU to support DX12, you could get a significant performance boost. Until more is released its anyone guess though.

On a side note, MS could release something like an Xbox 4k edition or something with GPU hardware changes.

Consoles are already coded to the metal.
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