After nearly five years of lingering on the same stable release, the next generation of DirectX is finally on its way. But a specter hung over Microsoft's introduction of DirectX 12 at GDC on Thursday: AMD's in-house Mantle technology.
Ugh, Mantle only works with certain AMD gpu and DX12 is still 2 years away. I dont think we are quite at a supercharged stage.
What's frustrating is I can't seem to find anywhere whether dx12 will be available for windows 7...But then I guess I haven't looked extensively.
They haven't decided yet. But my guess is "no". They want to give you a reason to move to Windows 8.
If you have a DX11 card, D12 will work on it. According the blurb on the DX12 press release. Oh and frankly speaking I don't think MS will just keep DX12 only on Windows 8.
@frostypants knowing MS it will be a ploy to push a new windows come the time off release.
My guess would be that it will be announced along side with Windows 9.
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