DirectX 12 support gets added to GameWorks, VRWorks
During its Editors Day event last Tuesday, Nvidia team members highlighted a useful utility that will aid developers in identifying the causes of specific in-game crashes and app slowdowns using a crowdsourced data collection method to identify their root causes by location and type.
Message to low-level API developers: “With great power comes great responsibility”
John Spitzer, Vice President of the GameWorks Labs at Nvidia, took the stage during the company’s Editors Day to discuss the age-old debate between high-level and low-level API performance for the latest game releases.
To be revealed at CES 2017
It appears that Futuremark will reveal a couple of new tests that will be a part of its 3DMark benchmark and take advantage of both DirectX 12 as well as Vulkan API.
Does not sound good for Nvidia
The latest patch for Ubisoft's Tom Clancy's The Division game has given a decent performance boost to DirectX 12 capable graphics cards and it does not look good for Nvidia GPUs as their GPUs still work better on DirectX 11.
Works in a couple of games
One thing that we apparently missed in AMD's recently released drivers is the fact that this release enabled multi-GPU frame pacing support in DirectX 12 on all GCN-enabled GPUs and AMD APUs based on the same architecture.
Brings DirectX 12 support and some fixes
Nixxes has now released an official PC patch for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided which fixes some critical bugs as well as bringing DirectX 12 support for new GPUs.
Optimizations for DX12 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
AMD has released its newest Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.9.1 drivers which bring optimizations for the newly released DirectX 12 patch for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided as well as a new DOTA 2 Crossfire profile and few minor fixes.
Coming in September
It appears that Deus Ex: Mankind Divided from Square Enix will not have DirectX 12 support at launch as the developer needs more work on optimization.
Brings Async Compute, explicit multi-GPU and multi-threading
Futuremark has now officially released its new Time Spy benchmark, an upgrade which adds the new DirectX 12 test to the 3DMark benchmarking software.