Windows 10: What happens to graphics cards that doesnt support directx 12

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  1.    19 Aug 2015 #1

    What happens to graphics cards that doesnt support directx 12


    What happens with graphics cards that does not support directx 12 technology,are they going to get some improvements or not?
    Please answer on English (if you know what I mean)
    Thanks
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  3.    19 Aug 2015 #3

    Well that's not answer its just list of graphics cards that support Directx 12,or did you wanted to say there will be no improvements on graphics cards that doesn't support Directx 12?
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       19 Aug 2015 #4

    LukaRS said: View Post
    Well that's not answer its just list of graphics cards that support Directx 12,or did you wanted to say there will be no improvements on graphics cards that doesn't support Directx 12?
    Be up to company makes and provides the drivers for your graphics card. Plus i believe a game or software as heard has to even use DirectX12 for your system to even use it. If video card supports DirectX 11 you'll be fine.

    From Run command type dxdiag look there to see it
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       19 Aug 2015 #5

    They won't see much, if any, improvement. Maybe a little due to less CPU overhead, but probably not anything really noticeable.

    If your card is relatively recent, though, it probably has at least a little bit of DX12 support.
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  6.    20 Aug 2015 #6

    Several older video cards have Windows 10 updated drivers but still will not support DirectX 12. I'm using an older GTX 260 on my Win 10 and it works perfectly with the EVGA Windows 10 drivers. The card should only support DirectX 10 but dxdiag says it's 11. I'll worry about it if and when I get some DirectX 12 software one day !
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  7.    20 Aug 2015 #7

    LukaRS said: View Post
    Well that's not answer its just list of graphics cards that support Directx 12,or did you wanted to say there will be no improvements on graphics cards that doesn't support Directx 12?
    I think that's pretty much it, you nailed it.

    If a company makes their game DX12 only (hardware level dx) and you don't have a true DX12 (hardware level) card then you won't be able to run their software.

    On the other hand I've seen plenty of companies that make their game have support for DX9, DX10, DX11 etc so that more people can buy it and run it.

    As far as I know there are no games out so far that are DX12 exclusive so really it's not something to worry about, but if you want to be ready and are in the market for a new graphic card, then you may as well somewhat future proof yourself by buying a DX12 card for that day when they do start producing DX12 exclusive games.

    My opinion here: Since MS is giving away the free upgrade to so many customers, I think that's going to push game developers to start developing for DX12 where as in the past they could pretty much stick to 9c and many of them did, so I think in a couple years time we'll start to see a big push of DX12 games.

    I had to get a new graphics card recently (well.. I didn't have to, but I wanted to) so I bought a DX12 card even though I may not see a DX12 exclusive game for it ever made. I can only think of one of the 395 games that I have on steam that went with DX11 (DX11 Hardware level required) and it bit a bunch of people in the bum as they thought that by having DX11 (the software) that meant that their cards were true DX11 hardware compliant when it turned out that was not the case. So anyway, if you're in the market, then go for a DX12 card so that you're ready if the case should ever arrive.
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  8.    20 Aug 2015 #8

    In my opinion dx12 is just hype. Heh, 90% of current games are still using DX9. Yes, I have read elsewhere that there are some dx12 titles being released on 2016 but I wouldn't hold my breath.

    Remember Mantle? How many games do use it?
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  9.    20 Aug 2015 #9

    I don't know, wasn't Mantle an AMD GPU only thing? Isn't DX12 OS level so it is used between both AMD and Nvidia?
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  10. Posts : 3,033
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       20 Aug 2015 #10

    Seems like if your a gamer, then this is a concern mostly for you only.Unless will be with graphic software.
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