DirectX 12 vs. Mantle: Comparing PC Gaming's Software-Supercharged Future

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.

SteamPowered3760d ago

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.

papashango3760d ago

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.

frostypants3760d ago (Edited 3760d ago )

They haven't decided yet. But my guess is "no". They want to give you a reason to move to Windows 8.

Geoff9003760d ago

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.

Ninjamonkey823760d ago

@frostypants knowing MS it will be a ploy to push a new windows come the time off release.

JBSleek3760d ago

My guess would be that it will be announced along side with Windows 9.

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Report: BioShock 4 Screenshot Surfaces, Giving Us Look Early Look at UI, Shotgun, and More

What appears to be the first BioShock 4 screenshot has been unearthed, and it gives a look at some of the abilities, UI and more.

jznrpg2h ago

If it’s like the first game I could be interested. I didn’t like Infinite

Tacoboto45m ago

Did you play through 2?

I dismissed it when it came out, as this quick cash-grab from a greedy publisher, but got the trilogy collection on disc earlier this year on Xbox. Finally played it, and Minerva's Den - it was a really great experience. Years and years late to the party but it was really solid and holds up.

A couple crashes, and weird texture loads in Minerva's Den, but the joy I had in it makes me want to revisit Infinite too.

LG_Fox_Brazil13m ago

As a slave, I obey and shall purchase this one as soon as it hits store shelves


The entertaining rhythm game “Disaster Band” is now available for consoles

"The Istanbul-based (Turkey) indie games publisher SunDust and Oberhaching-based (Germany) indie games developer PRODUKTIVKELLER Studios, are today very proud and glad to announce that their entertaining rhythm game “Disaster Band“, is now available for consoles (PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch) via digital stores worldwide." - Jonas Ek, TGG.


Fortnite How to Slide Across a Vehicle

In this article, you will learn how to slide across a vehicle in Fortnite, a requirement for one of the quests in Chapter 5 Season 3.