It’s been quite a while since we last talked about D3D11On12, which enables incremental porting of an application from D3D11 to D3D12 by allowing developers to use D3D11 interfaces and objects to drive the D3D12 API. Since that time, there’s been quite a few changes,
When you are the team behind something like Direct3D, you need many different graphics cards to test on. And when you’ve been doing this for as long as we have, you’ll inevitably accumulate a LOT of cards left over from years gone by.
DirectX Raytracing and the Windows 10 October 2018 Update
The wait is finally over: we’re taking DirectX Raytracing (DXR) out of experimental mode!
Today, once you update to the next release of Windows 10, DirectX Raytracing will work out-of-box on supported hardware.
This document picks up where the MSDN “DXGI flip model” article and YouTube DirectX 12: Presentation Modes In Windows 10 and Presentation Enhancements in Windows 10: An Early Look videos left off. It provides developer guidance on how to maximize performance and efficiency in the presentation stack on modern versions of Windows.
Neural Networks Will Revolutionize Gaming
Earlier this month, Microsoft announced the availability of Windows Machine Learning. We mentioned the wide-ranging applications of WinML on areas as diverse as security, productivity, and the internet of things. We even showed how WinML can be used to help cameras detect faulty chips during hardware production.
If you just want to see what DirectX Raytracing can do for gaming, check out the videos from Epic, Futuremark and EA, SEED. To learn about the magic behind the curtain, keep reading.
3D Graphics is a Lie
For the last thirty years,
Rise of the Tomb Raider is the first title to implement explicit MultiGPU (mGPU) on CrossFire/SLI systems using the DX12 API. It works on both Win32 and UWP. Using the low level DX12 API, Rise of the Tomb Raider was able to achieve extremely good CPU efficiency and in doing so,
Wow, we’ve had a busy year for the graphics teams here at Microsoft. In addition to busily building the graphics features and upgrades you’ll get your hands on with Windows 10, we’ve been out and about. We’ve run into you at standout events like GDC,
Are you one of the millions of PC users with a laptop or a desktop system with an integrated GPU as well as a discrete GPU? Before Windows 10 and DirectX 12, all the performance potential from the second GPU goes unused.
Last year at GDC 2014, we announced DirectX 12. Since then, we have made amazing progress, and we were excited to showcase this progress at GDC 2015.
At the GDC 2015 Expo, we had a range of live demos including Lionhead Studio’s next beautiful game Fable Legends,