Microsoft revealed a new feature for DirectX 11.2 and Windows 8.1 today called “tiled resources” that enables a graphics card to display a huge amount of detail without overwhelming it with memory-intensive textures.
Watched this live. Watching the developers build right now as well. That's crazy it's able to greatly reduce memory needs/use by performing better textures most devs would not even attempt due to the hit to other resources. Got to correct some info though... "Windows 8.1 and next-gen consoles" ^^That's not true this feature is only on 8.1 windows and Xbox One. I know this statement could be a PC world generalization for console vs PC Crossing my finger on the reveal of the XB1 spec details at BUILD in the next few days but knowing MSFT Sony bumping up their specs to match XB1(RAM) will cause MSFT to wait until it's too late for Sony to match. Rumor has it MSFT might have issued an NDA on the specs because of the first leak resulting in a PS4 spec bump. Anyways this DirectX 11.2 tech will allow some new gameplay methods in games(games like watchdogs where you find clues like track marks on junkies :P XB1 games speak for themselves but this is added greatness.
Greatness... Greatness is in PS4 my good sir, and you would be a fool to deny it... I no kid.
What are you 12?
What a great reply, really giving your thoughts about the new feature, and not an attempt to drag the ps4 into the discussion, no sir!. O.t. The new feature sounds promising, but i want to see it before I believe it.
Greatness is having them both..o yeah!
Come on man XB1 is the only console able to play games and video in 4K(4K games). This right here is very telling Why do you think gamers were hating on XB1 games trying to paint one example of an exclusive Arcade game and a multi plat running on a PC as every XB1 game at E3 doing the same? There are people still trying to smear and spread misinformation, hell even the media that talked so much smack! I thought they were Right wing Mitt Romney supporters from FOX NEWS, finally tell the truth with an skeptical tone at the same time when they know better. http://www.forzacentral.com... Adam Sessler basically admitting the game media and himself acted like fools being baited into haters agenda at E3. Xbox was impressive at E3 and Sony and supporters needed that stunt during Sony's presser. XB1 is impressive on the local side of the hardware and unmatched with cloud and other features like "tiled resources" Developers simply say Xbox One is a "POWERFUL CONSOLE" not to start fanboy wars. EA " "Microsoft has shown some very killer [Xbox One] capabilities that we've known about for a while, and we're able to demonstrate." http://www.examiner.com/art... ^^EA is sure not talking about Kinect etc as the article suggests lol that's a given. Most games in [email protected] That one major multi plat on PC I mentioned above is BF4 on Xb1 kit. "“[The reveal] was specced to Xbox One, as we said,” replied Moore. “I opened the show by saying, ‘Everything you see today is new code for Xbox One and PlayStation 4’. Battlefield 4, 64-player, I was playing myself, I had the controller in my hands, no different. But then: “We’re all on dev kits, Geoff, as you know. I mean there’s no final hardware yet and there’s not going to be for a long time, but the spec of what we were playing on is next-gen spec.”" So this shows you how impressive the hardware is in XB1 resulting in impressive games driving haters so crazy they would try to use low level graphics from an arcade game to try and discredit the Xbox capabilities. By the way the XB1 is dam Sexy and not nearly as big in life as it seems in photos in a vacuum.
Oh look a N4G common fanboy.
Jesus good sirs It was a joke, the hostility between gamers need to decrease <.< Indeed Inf3cted1, these fanboys keep defending N4G and criticising other gaming news websites as ign or gamespot, I believe everyone needs to respect one another when posting their responses. @greenpowerz http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photo...
Some of you guys sure do fall for obvious trolls easily.
Keep Quiet .
Wow. Looks like this could be really cool when executed in games. Will be interesting to see how devs utilize it. Evil
that the specs of both the ps4 and xb1 are similar (not the same) wouldnt it be safe to assume that the hardware within the ps4 is also capable of using this new feature? I can see if this is a programming technique to DX 11.2 but the gpu is the one doing the work the software tells it to. since both are using a similar AMD based gpu then that feature would apply to both platforms regardless of the OS that each one uses. If the PS4 is compatible with DX 11.2 then that tile resource feature would also be compatible. This new thing should not be pulled into the middle of a console battle because it is designed to benefit people who play game that make use of it. That means Pc and console gamers will benefit if the developers put it to use.
Microsoft is clearly trying to make up the deficientcy of the xbox compare to the PS4 with some software trickery.
Keweellll. DX11 is coveted tech, and this is why. Backed by greater minds than ours, I'm expecting some amazing stuff from MS in the coming generation.
Whatever helps X1 games shine is a plus for MS and gamers.
Spot the idiot fanboy contest alert, thanks Blankolf for being an example, much appreciated.
I have windows 8 on my PC. It runs awesome and is great. I just don't use all the other crap that comes with it or it was used for. You just click on the "Desktop" option and it stays in that mode, like Windows 7. Only thing bad is not being able to play some old PC games, which kind of sucks, but for future games Windows 8 will run them more efficiently.
I know right i keep having problems with gta4 as well and that stupid metro app thing eughhh god damn
I will never switch to windows 8. maybe 9 or what they are calling windows Blue But screw 8 its crippled
Where can I watch it?
"Rumor has it MSFT might have issued an NDA on the specs because of the first leak resulting in a PS4 spec bump." What are you talking about and where have u heard this supposed rumor? Did you know the PS4 specs before they were confirmed? Please present a credible source of a last minute bump. Stop spreading propaganda are you being paid or something? You are starting act suspiciously like one of those paid trolls i read about on here. This is good new for all but why the stealth trolling? Just looking at ur post history. I got my eye on you.
Tiled resources..... The power of the cloud.... Man the x1 is amazing!!!! Remember how much more powerful the sega genesis was over the snes? Sega had the cutting edge "blast processing" that the snes didn't have..... The x1 has its own "blast processing" now.... I am blown away! This is so awesome!!!......l .............. O ..............l
I cant believe you still think there is gonna be a spec boost from the one, final hardware is done, there is no magic juice, its not as powerfull as ps4 but so what? Your obviously buying it so just enjoy it. Oh and wheres this 4kgame you are on about??? Info would be good.
This really is nothing new and the same thing is used elsewhere? Can't believe what certain individuals are coming up with here! It's pure laugh out loud hilarious! Also, for the last time...MS ARE NOT CHANGING SPECS! THEY ARE WHAT THEY ARE WHICH ARE INFERIOR TO PS4.
This is a standard feature of the GCN architecture on the APUs or most modern graphics cards. Sony's APU has the same feature it's just not accessed via Direct X. My God, you are embarrassing.
Yeah minimizing 3GBs of data to 16 MBs is insane! http://m.youtube.com/watch?...
Okay , let me clear some facts : 1- I am going to get both consoles " PS4 & Xbox 1 ". 2- I don't know much in Tech staff in details . Fact is this , PS4 is more powerful than Xbox1 , and I learned that from Game develops who worked on both Consoles . No matter what are you trying to prove , there is A noticeable difference in term of graphics between the two consoles . Only the game developers know about the two consoles , because they are working on them. If you are going to buy COD: ghosts in both next gen Consoles " you WILL see the deference , PS4 is little better in graphics and number of the objects seen on the screen " developer said . Just Waite for four more months and see it by your EyES to believe it , " seeing is believing " I will Walk naked on the streets of Japan if xbox one more powerful than Xbox one . Do you have a prove for the opposite ?! Show me ....
I guess there is no use to convince people on that topic " lets just Waite few months until both consoles are out , then I will post again in this page again as a reminder , I am sure and positive about what i said regarding PS4 .
No I think Windows 7 and a Nvidia GTX graphics card speak for themselves....
this sounds just like last gens and the gen before that 'load management'. With a new name! “tiled resources”
What they're talking about is already the way textures work. As you get closer to them higher res textures are displayed. I can't find any information saying it's anything different than what's already being done.
Boy I wish! LOL No this tech brings in incredible amounts of flawless textures and detail fast at impossibly small amounts of memory amounts needed. It turned many gigs worth of texture into megs. Nothing will be fuzzy, blurry or blocky and all textures will be high rez on these platforms no matter how close or far with ridiculous memory savings. Xbox One games speak for themselves and Xbox One. Tomorrow at BUILD MSFT will talk about their games across platforms and apps etc(possibly hardware) There can be only ONE
That would be compression. which also is already a common practice.
@Ashlen Way to dump all over something you clearly don't understand, for the sole reason that its Microsoft. Clearly, if they are touting it as a new feature, than there is something novel about it. After reading the article, it seems like the difference between this and regular compression is massive.