Originally Posted by provost
I think Remij is referring to just the Api, and not the performance features? Which I get, but I meant the performance feature benefit within dx12 (or whatever the darn nerd technical term for it is.. Lol)
On that point, I think maybe it would be a nice distinction if in the 3DMark app itself and reviews and advertisements, they clearly stated that it's a Feature level 11_0 - DX12 Benchmark to show general DX12 performance across a wide range of Hardware.
Then later, design and release a Feature level 12_0 (or 1) - DX12 Benchmark that makes specific use of the advanced features that higher end GPUs have (and other more forward thinking mid-range AMD GPUs) and that clearly demonstrates the performance those features can allow.
I think that's fair. And I think that's what they were even intending to do. I think they just could have been a bit clearer in the 3DMark app itself what FL they were targeting. So those who are inclined can read up on the Feature Levels and what they mean. Then later releasing TimeSpy 2.0 which has FL 12 support and really pushes the GPUs would be a nice way of comparing the feature level performance between 11 and 12 as well as the increase in fidelity that they afford. So TimeSpy 1.0 could be the baseline.. then things go from there.
Now I'm just rambling