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http://gamingbolt.com/devs-react-to-dx-12-doubling-xbox-one-gpu-speed-ps4-ice-programmer-be-suspicious-of-claims

Since the Xbox One is basically a PC, then any claims they make for the system can be translated to the PC area. Microsoft claims that DX 12 will double their GPU output. But there is no way that a new DX version could make a GPU twice as efficient. This is impossible isn't it? There is no software on the planet that can make a modern GPU twice as powerful. At least I don't think there is... or maybe there is, who knows. But it is safe to say that DX 12 is not going to make things that great. TWICE AS POWERFUL?! SERIOUSLY?!

Heck, many games don't even use DX 11 yet. And if DX 12 isn't supported on Windows 7, then they might as well not even launch that shiznit!

EDIT: Maybe it can, who knows. But that doesn't seem reasonable at all. Well now that I think about it, they have been using a substandard API for a while now, so if you want to compare this to DX 9 which most games have been using, then sure, it could be twice as efficient. But twice as efficient means the GPU can do twice as many things, which still sounds like a long shot. And I am still not getting an Xbox One.
Edited by Thready - 4/8/14 at 4:55pm
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I love it when people who write articles like this take things out of context and misunderstand things. lol

 

It's not going to make the GPU twice as fast or work the GPU twice as hard. It's the efficiency that's improving the performance. Are these guys really that stupid that they don't understand that?

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I love it when people who write articles like this take things out of context and misunderstand things. lol

It's not going to make the GPU twice as fast or work the GPU twice as hard. It's the efficiency that's improving the performance. Are these guys really that stupid that they don't understand that?

BUT, it is not going to make it twice as efficient. TWICE as efficient? Are you kidding me? I don't know one API that has ever had that much of an impact on hardware usage.
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I love it when people who write articles like this take things out of context and misunderstand things. lol

It's not going to make the GPU twice as fast or work the GPU twice as hard. It's the efficiency that's improving the performance. Are these guys really that stupid that they don't understand that?

BUT PS4 HAS DDR5 AND PC ONLY HAS DDR3. CHECKMATE MUSTARD RACE. rolleyes.gif Current gen consoles suck. They have a ten-year old CPU architecture (not quite, but it is similar to K8) and can't manage 1080p and 60FPS. Microsoft and Sony are trying so hard to hide that fact, and the "BUT THE HUMAN EYE CAN ONLY SEE 24FPS" and "OPTIMIZATION YOU GUYS AND THE CLOUD ALL HAIL" type idiots are A-OK with that. Don't worry about it. Nobody is even going to benefit from this anytime soon. Windows 8.1 exclusive and I don't think it's supported on current GPUs.
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BUT PS4 HAS DDR5 AND PC ONLY HAS DDR3. CHECKMATE MUSTARD RACE. rolleyes.gif Current gen consoles suck. They have a ten-year old CPU architecture (not quite, but it is similar to K8) and can't manage 1080p and 60FPS. Microsoft and Sony are trying so hard to hide that fact, and the "BUT THE HUMAN EYE CAN ONLY SEE 24FPS" and "OPTIMIZATION YOU GUYS AND THE CLOUD ALL HAIL" type idiots are A-OK with that. Don't worry about it. Nobody is even going to benefit from this anytime soon. Windows 8.1 exclusive and I don't think it's supported on current GPUs.

 

It's supported by the 700 series, but not fully.

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