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Submitted by mpctips 1036d ago | article

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. (AMD, DirectX 12, Gaming, PC hardware, Software)

newsguy  +   1036d ago
i doubt dx11 is the last version we'll see...
a_squirrel  +   1036d 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.
mpctips  +   1036d ago
I also wonder if something was lost in translation. Either way, it'd be surprising if Microsoft ditched DX at this time.
chukamachine  +   1036d ago
Shame really.

DX Needs to die.
hellvaguy  +   1036d 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.
Kennytaur  +   1035d 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.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1036d 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.
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Somebody  +   1036d 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.
Nodoze  +   1035d 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). :)
FGHFGHFGH  +   1035d ago
Direct x has slow on the updates after 9. Basically just gets updates for a new version of windows and windows 8 only got a .1 update. Since ms has xbox and are trying to integrate with windows8 and windows phone probably won't be seeing many updates

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