Originally Posted by zealord
That is indeed a good point . I haven't thought about that, but I still think that DX12 will not be very important in 2015 and I certainly don't expect the 880 to be a card many Overclock.net users will have for a very long time
For me it wouldn't really matter if the 880 is DX12 or not. I am going to look at the performance (including secondary stuff like power draw, thermals, noise etc.) of the 880 and the price. One can always wait for something better and something better will always be on the horizon, but I am gaming in the present and when games like Witcher 3, The Division etc. are coming I don't want to wait for DX12 or a better GPU. I want to play the games then
I completely agree. The good news is Nvidia have already stated DX12 will work on all Fermi, Kepler, and Maxwell cards without need for an upgrade however.
A good point was brought up earlier in this thread about a potentially incomplete level of support, but the point remains that DX12 will probably still benefit those of us on older DX11 cards. I personally got the impression DX12 isn't doing anything linked to hardware beyond DX11 level and is just a collection of specific optimizations Microsoft could have done years ago, but didn't until Mantle got the party started. Personally, I'm not upgrading from my 780 until the 980 at the earliest and ideally, I'd love to hang on to the 780 until Pascal or AMD's stacked VRAM equivalent.