Can some expert confirm the above claim? I am planning to upgrade from HD 7870 to R9 390X but I dont wan't to spend $400+ on a card which has half baked support for DirectX 12.
Here are the graphics cards that support DX12..and yes it is supported
AMD Radeon™ R9 Series graphics
Thanks for the quick response. Are you sure that they support FULL DirectX 12 up to 12.1 feature set?. I am asking this because there is a lot of confusion and lot of articles on many reputed review sites which say none of the Radeon cards support DX 12 fully.
Please let me know..
you wont miss any feature mate , and anyhow how many games do you think that gonna get dx12 this year ? you will change your graphic card to fury X next year and get full support anyway .
Demystifying DirectX 12 support: What AMD, Intel, and Nvidia do and don’t deliver | ExtremeTech
(Error: Kepler is DirectX 11, not 11_1, but slide is otherwise true.
I think we need to wait for DirectX 12 to be released before we worry about DirectX 12.1.
I think we need to wait for Microsoft to clarify all the mysteries around Windows 10 (Three reasons not to get Windows 10 (for now)) before we start worrying about DirectX 12 much less DirectX 12.1.
I think they did, yesterday.
Microsoft releases new license terms for Windows 10: Biggest surprise? No gotchas | ZDNet
No they didn't? Did you not read the Forbes article?
I did. the ZDNet article is from yesterday and address's the issue.
Edit: Microsoft today announced a 10 year life cycle for Windows 10, with extended support ending in 2025. Still no reason to upgrade until mandatory updates are discontinued.
""Microsoft today announced a 10 year life cycle for Windows 10, with extended support ending in 2025."" That's what I've been waiting to see I am still going to wait a few months to let the dust settle and to see how bad the paid advertising/pop-ups get.
But you're going to miss out on Candy Crush Saga!!!!!!!!
What's going to be really funny is when DirectX 12 games are released and they suffer from the same low performance and horrid coding as games do today. And what's going to be even more funny is when Microsoft releases the first patch which prevents everyone from downloading future updates.
I believe Microsoft has made it very clear that there will be 4 feature level 11_0, 11_1, 12_0 and 12_1 in DX12. Its AMD and Nvidia thats not telling us (consumers) correctly whats the deal with their cards and architecture.
To reply back to earlier comments: Look at this from a budget level. Not everybody has 1000s of dollars to spend on this every year but still want to be buy the top tier cards that might last a while.
The earlier post from black_zion does not tell us about the GCN 1.2, it seems that the new R9 300 series is GCN 1.2. Is there any truth to this?
Its very surprising that not one of AMD support is helping us clear any of this.
The R9 300 series is just a rebrand of the R9 200 series, some of which are rebrands of HD 7000 series, so no, they're not getting DirectX 12.1. But considering there are exactly zero games for DirectX 12, nobody knows what the performance dfference between DirectX 11.1 and 12 will be, much less 12 and 12.1.
DirectX 12 is where it's at.
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