Nvidia Aftermath is good for analyzing error reports
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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.

DirectX 12 performance takes center stage at Editors Day
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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.

Futuremark preparing new Vulkan and DX12 benchmarks
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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.

The Division DirectX 12 patch gives boost to AMD GPUs
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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.

AMD enables DirectX 12 multi-GPU frame pacing
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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.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided gets a new patch
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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.

AMD releases new Radeon Software 16.9.1 drivers
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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.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided to lack DirectX 12 support at launch
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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.

Futuremark releases 3DMark Time Spy DirectX 12 benchmark
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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.

AMD helps 2K and Firaxis game in Direct X12
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Bringing Civ VI to the world

AMD is lending 2K and Firaxis Games a hand with their DirectX 12 projects and to help them provide full support for Asynchronous Compute and Explicit Multi-Adapter."