Driver Update Will Add DirectX 11.2 Support to AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series GPUs

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bpstone

OpenGL ftw. :P

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Xenite

Time to move on from the 90's Mr Carmack.

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bpstone

Have you been living under a rock sir? ROFL Yes, please do come back from the nineties bud. Quick read: http://goo.gl/fpz5M. Ever developed any software? Congrats if you have. Microsoft’s proprietary DirectX on Windows desktop, Xbox and their mobile devices is not alone. Here is a quick list: Android, Apple, BSD, Linux, Nintendo Wii, Sony Playstation, UNIX and more all use OpenGL. Even Windows can use it. Cash Cow, corp. is not the only software company.

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snips86x

You will have to upgrade to Windows 8/8.1 as 7 does not support DX11.1 making it useless untill you make that change.

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Volleynova

11.2, useless. Next please.

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joeyjr

cool beans, Gigabyte HD 7870 is a desent GPU for my media PC, but its old and still running Vista 64 bit with an E8500. One day soon Hope to upgrade it, but most likely I would need windows 8.1 to use direct x 11.2 and dont know what would happen to all my 400 steam games. Just another another Microsoft head game just befor releasing XBox one. thanks Paul

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Upyourbucket

According to this quote from the article you won't have to go to Windows 8.1.

"AMD is planning to enable DirectX 11.2 with a driver update in the Windows 8.1 launch timeframe in October"

Also.. I wouldn't consider the 7870 old. I just bought a Sapphire flex 7870.

This is awesome news for 7000 series owners.

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joeyjr

Yes you are correct about the Gigibyte Windforce HD 7870, I just upgraded my GPU and Case with a Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 with 7 140mm case fans in preperation to do the rest of my system from a 4890 and an Antec 900 ( the first one). Unless you use Windows 8.1 your OS will not support DX 11.2. W8 currently supports DX 11.1. W7 and maybe Vista at this time will not be able to use any versions of DirectX higher than 11.0.

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kixofmyg0t

What exactly does DX11.2 add?

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LatiosXT

The only major thing it adds is tiled rendering support.

Which doesn't mean jack squat for anything but a tablet or cellphone.

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Damnlogin

lol

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CaptainFabulous

0.1

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bigrigross

Probably about as much as DX 10.1 did lol