DirectX12 20 Mar

Microsoft revealed DirectX 12 today at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, claiming it will be able to work across all Microsoft platforms.

DirectX 12 will also allow developers a lower level access to hardware and will “spread the workload on the CPU and GPU”, to better balance threads resulting in a performance increase, Neowin reports.

Turn 10 Studios made an appearance during the presentation to showcase Forza 5 running on PC with Direct3D 12 running at 60fps. The studio said it took four months for a four man team to port the title onto PC with the tech. Microsoft added that DirectX 12 games would be provided with a “significant performance boost” on Xbox One.

Intel, NVIDIA, AMD and Qualcomm will all support DirectX 12, and Microsoft claims that by the end of 2015, 100% of new GPUs and 80% of new gaming Pcs will be using the technology. The first DirectX 12 games are expected to be available around “holiday 2015”.

(via VG247)