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colesdav
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World of Warcraft running on AMD GPU with DX12 interface on Windows 7. Any news of other DX12 titles on Windows 7?

I have tested DX12 versus DX11 on AMD Adrenalin 19.3.3 Driver on Windows 7 with World of Warcraft running on AMD GPU. 


Setting it up is easy, you kjust need to patch Windows 7 SP2 to the latest available updates and make sure you are running Patch 8.1.5. of World of Warcraft. Then just select DirectX 12 option  on the System -> Advanced -> Graphice API menu.

Here are a couple of videos to show performance comparison.
Video 1: World of Warcraft running on AMD GPU with DX12 interface on Windows 7 - YouTube 

Video 2:World of Warcraft running on AMD GPU with DX11 interface on Windows 7 - YouTube 

FPS Comparison.
I selected one particular scene @ 4K Resolution with the graphics settings in the videos and ran separate tests. 

I get the following averages.

DX11 36.1 FPS.
DX12 44.3 FPS.

That is a reasonable performance uplift of ~ 22.7%.

Note I had turned on the Radeon Overlay in the videos but, it did not record in ReLive properly on either DX11 or DX12.

I used the World of Warcraft FPS counter (enable using CTRL+R) in game to look at the FPS.

System Information:

CPU: i7-4770K.

Motherboard: ASUS Z87 Deluxe.

GPU: XFX R9 Nano running on PCIe 3.0x4 interface.
RAM: 32GB DDR3.

HDD: Seagate 1TB SSHD.

Any news of other DX12 titles on Windows that will be available to test soon?

Thanks.

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goodplay
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Re: World of Warcraft running on AMD GPU with DX12 interface on Windows 7. Any news of other DX12 titles on Windows 7?

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