AMD says current company GPUs will support DirectX 11.2

US chipmaker AMD has denied the information that its current GPUs will not support DirectX 11.2. The new API will arrive in October along with Windows 8.1 and will bring a number of improvements such as D3D tiled resources, which is analogous to OpenGL mega-textures; in addition the latest Microsoft API will offer HLSL shader linking, frame buffer scaling and more.

Previously it was announced that the current Radeon HD 7000-series and Radeon HD 8000-series GPUs would be incompatible with DirectX 11.2 due to a driver, made by Microsoft that will not support these GPUs although they have the necessary hardware to support the new API. Now AMD says that it will release a special driver this fall that will enable DirectX 11.2 on its Radeon HD 7000 and Radeon HD 8000-series cards.

Stay tuned for more information this fall.


Source: AMD

Related posts

Pentax adds a retro-taste to Optio I-10 compact digital camera

Pentax announces, that adds a new black-and-silver version with retro-taste to their PENTAX Optio I-10 camera,  launched earlier this year. Called the PENTAX Optio I-10 Classic Silver, the new model shares the same features and specs like the old one - 12.1 megapixels sensor, 2.7" LCD and  5X...

MSI Unveils Slim Metro Style X400 notebook

MSI' latest X-Slim X400 14" ultra-slim notebook based on Intel's new ultra low-voltage CULV platform is so slim it is thickness never exceeds one ich. When the battery is included, the notebook weighs just 1.5kg yet delivers long run times. The X400 produces very little noise and heat during its...

Lenovo and NEC teaming up for Japans's Largest PC Group

Lenovo and NEC today announced a strategic partnership which aims to create the largest PC group in Japan, which is the third largest PC market in the world. Under the new agreement both companies will join their market reputation, development capabilities, marketing and distribution to provide...

Leave a comment