DirectX 12

With the arrival of Windows 10, Microsoft has created an ideal gaming platform. Combining the best characteristics of various flavors of Windows over the years, Windows 10 offers exceptional features and functionality.

GeForce has been the GPU of choice for key DX12 demos from Microsoft since the API was announced. Combining the world’s fastest GPU hardware with a high-quality graphics driver made for the perfect showcase for the next-generation features of Windows 10 and DirectX 12.

Event Showcase Demo GPU Used
GDC 2014 1st DX12 Game Demo Forza DX12 GeForce GTX TITAN Black
GDC 2015 1st Confirmed DX12 Game Demo Fable Legends DX12 GeForce GTX 980
BUILD 2015 1st 4-way SLI DX12 Demo WITCH CHAPTER 0 [cry] DX12 4 x GeForce GTX TITAN X
BUILD 2015 1st CryEngine DX12 Demo King of Wushu DX12 GeForce GTX 980
BUILD 2015 1st Explicit Multi-adapter DX12 Demo Unreal Engine Race DX12 GeForce + Integrated

 

Exclusive to Windows 10, gamers will appreciate new features like WDDM 2.0 and DirectX 12. Together, these features provide exceptional efficiency and performance. GeForce Game Ready drivers have already proven to be incredibly efficient with APIs like DirectX 11. Now with the arrival of DirectX 12, there is even less software overhead. This results in lower CPU utilization, increased GPU utilization, and ultimately higher performance.

NVIDIA has been working with Microsoft for years developing DirectX 12, with key hardware support being designed into all Maxwell, Kepler, and Fermi GPU architectures to maximize functionality and performance. DirectX 12 provides game developers with unprecedented low-level access to hardware resources allowing them to truly tailor their games to GeForce GPU architectures and fully take advantage of their features.

As welcome as these performance and flexibility improvements are, DirectX 12 also includes support for new graphics features which will allow game developers to create incredible new visuals and gameplay. These new effects and techniques include Volume Tiled Resources, Conservative Raster, Raster Order Views, Tiled Resources, Typed UAV Access, Bindless Textures, and Asynchronous Compute, and more.

With game developers now armed with DirectX 12, a new era of gaming is on the horizon and GeForce owners are Game Ready and waiting.