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Microsoft says adoption rate of DirectX 12 is the fastest since DX9

The adoption rate of DirectX 12 is off to a huge start, with Microsoft saying "it's been the fastest adopted API in more than a decade"

By Anthony Garreffa on May 3, 2015 11:31 pm CDT - 0 mins, 46 secs reading time

DirectX 12 is shaping up to be a real shift in PC gaming, with Microsoft talking more about its next-gen API at the Build Developer Conference last week.

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The Redmond-based OS giant has said that adoption rate of DX12 is the fastest since DX9, with more and more developers jumping onto DX12 early. Microsoft's Principal DirectX Development Lead, Max McMulle, has said: "this [DX12] has been the fastest adoption of the Direct3D API we've seen since Direct3D 9. It's been the fastest adopted API in more than a decade".

We also reported yesterday on DirectX 12's Multiadapter technology, which joins integrated and discrete GPUs for increased performance. McMulle discussed that, where he explained: "This feature exposes direct control of two linked GPUs as well. So you might have known as Crossfire or SLI from AMD and NVIDIA, respectively, but you'll get direct control of both GPUs in DX12 if you so choose".

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

NEWS SOURCE:dsogaming.com

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