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Drithius July 3rd, 2013 17:19

DirectX 11.2 an Xbox One and Windows 8.1 Exclusive
 
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Dir…box,23322.html

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DirectX 11.2 promises to bring a host of new features such as the new "Tiled Resources" technique that will (unsurprisingly) be exclusive to the Xbox One and Windows 8.1.
It backfired on Microsoft when they tried forcing people into Vista with DX10 and I don't see this latest development winning them any favors this time around. It's astonishing how repulsive the company's business policies are getting. Linux never looked so good.

joxer July 3rd, 2013 17:59

Does The Witcher 3 need DX11.2 to run?
No?
Will it need it?
No?

Win7 never looked so good. ;)

Couchpotato July 3rd, 2013 20:59

It's just a business move to make users buy Win 8. I doubt many games will even use it on the PC. Anyways I'm fine with win 7 till I'm forced to update.

GothicGothicness July 3rd, 2013 22:03

Well, I hope DX 9 will die with the new consoles… moving up to dx 11.1 would be one huge move up… maybe in another 10 years DX 11.2 will become standard.

hishadow July 3rd, 2013 23:04

I'm fairly out of touch with computer graphics but has there been anything exiting added since shaders were introduced?

Drithius July 3rd, 2013 23:12

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I'm fairly out of touch with computer graphics but has there been anything exiting added since shaders were introduced?
Tesselation (DX11) can make for a pretty noticeable improvement in games, if The Secret World is any indicator.


hishadow July 3rd, 2013 23:19

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Originally Posted by Drithius (Post 1061206077)
Tesselation (DX11) can make for a pretty noticeable improvement in games, if The Secret World is any indicator.

Hehe, I thought interpolation was an ancient tech!? It adds vertexes to smooth out the surface? Wasn't this covered with bump/normal mapping?

Alrik Fassbauer July 4th, 2013 12:11

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Originally Posted by Couchpotato (Post 1061206062)
It's just a business move to make users buy Win 8.

Win 8 or Win 8.1 ?

Like Directx 1 was only a business move to make users buy Win95 - instead of OS/2.

That's how I see it, at least.

Couchpotato July 4th, 2013 12:15

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Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer (Post 1061206151)
Win 8 or Win 8.1 ?

Like Directx 1 was only a business move to make users buy Win95 - instead of OS/2.

That's how I see it, at least.

There the same with just minor upgrades. But yes you get the idea. Its just another business move that shows Microsoft lost touch with their users.

It wont be the last bad decision either.:)

GothicGothicness July 4th, 2013 12:15

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Originally Posted by Drithius (Post 1061206077)
Tesselation (DX11) can make for a pretty noticeable improvement in games, if The Secret World is any indicator.


Exactly, that is the biggest one.

Moriendor July 4th, 2013 13:05

With the extreme popularity of high end PC games, which Microsoft has really helped foster over the years, I really don't see why anyone would not make the IMMEDIATE jump to Windows 8.1 RIGHT NOW.


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