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AMD Doesn't Think DirectX API Has a Future Beyond DX11

Maximum PC: An executive working for Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) doesn't believe DirectX 12 will ever see the light of day. His name is Roy Taylor and he's the Vice President of Global Channel Sales for the Sunnyvale chip designer that's very much involved in PC graphics hardware and software. AMD is on the front lines, so to speak, so it's interesting to hear someone from the company say that DirectX is dead in the water.

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newsguy1122d ago

i doubt dx11 is the last version we'll see...

a_squirrel1121d ago

Direct X's problem is that because it's backwards compatible, it means they really can't do much better. The other problem is that it started from OpenGL, like a fork for Microsoft's own use.

mpctips1122d ago

I also wonder if something was lost in translation. Either way, it'd be surprising if Microsoft ditched DX at this time.

chukamachine1121d ago

Shame really.

DX Needs to die.

hellvaguy1121d ago

I think software is several years ahead of hardware (maybe partially do to consoles stalling using dx9). Dx11 is going to be the standard in sony and ms next gen consoles. And I think dx11 will be much more fully used/optimized by pc's. Mind u dx11 was released a few years ago. There wouldn't be much point to releasing dx12 for at least another 5 years since it wouldnt even be used.

Kennytaur1121d ago

We don't know about the next Xbox yet (I expect it to be the same), but the PS4 at least support features beyond Dx11 and OpenGL 4.0. I too expect 11 to be the new PC standard, but there is possibility for 11.5 or maybe even 12.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1121d ago (Edited 1121d ago )

Can we kick windows to the curve?? I hope so!

I think between amd talking like this and making an arm cpu and Nvidia working on it's own arm cpu they both will take OpenGl more serious now.

Somebody1121d ago

DX is pretty much a PC thing from the start so it is up to AMD's interest (being stuck with both next gen consoles) to keep it from moving forward and giving it's competitors an edge. MS is not looking keen in evolving the DX since that will only make make a mess of it's unified Windows 8 platform while AMD would certainly benefit a lot more from that since it's closest competitors won't have much to go on.

Current gen consoles took up a lot of PC features such as DX9, installation and patches while next gen finally took up the PC's own architecture. The only PC exclusive feature that next gen consoles haven't emulated is the hardware upgrades. They really need to kill that quickly (due to the PC kept showing up with even shinier DX effects when their consoles are just a few years old). With mere software-based updates/innovation, any devices, be it locked down consoles or open PCs, can be upgraded with insignificant differences between them.

Nodoze1121d ago

Kick it to the 'CURB'. As in where the trash cans are for trash pick up.

Have never heard of kicking it to the curve (is it might come back to kick us). :)

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