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Will AMD Radeon 6000 Series Cards Take Advantage of Directx 11.1 or 11.2

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October 7, 2013 7:58:28 AM

I bought a radeon hd 6770 2.5 years ago that was directx 11 compatible, but will it support directx 11.1 or the upcoming 11.2 with windows 8.1? It only has 1gb GDDR3, but that's still a decent amount for modern games taht recommend 2 or even 3. Will newer versions of the Catalyst control center support directx 11.2 for 6000 series cards? I just got the official full copy (not the preview the full version) of Windows 8.1 and saw no difference in visuals, performance, or FPS? So does the amd Catalyst control center not support 11.2, or does my card not support 11.2? FYI, its a Sapphire Tech Radeon HD 6770 1GB GDDR5, 800 Stream Processors.
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October 7, 2013 8:04:42 AM

the card does't have the hardware needed for DX11.1 so it will not going to support DX11.1 or later. about DX11.2 i'm not really sure to be honest. it seems that card with DX11.1 can run Dx11.2 with driver updates but the hardware might not support all the new feature brought by DX11.2
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October 7, 2013 8:11:28 AM

renz496 said:
the card does't have the hardware needed for DX11.1 so it will not going to support DX11.1 or later. about DX11.2 i'm not really sure to be honest. it seems that card with DX11.1 can run Dx11.2 with driver updates but the hardware might not support all the new feature brought by DX11.2

The main feature that was demoed with 11.2 was 100% better memory dedication and optimization, which would bring a huge breath of fresh air to cards with only 1GB of video ram, compared to the new standard of 2 or 3. So this would really help old cards, so why wouldn't it be supported, also this sounds like it's 100% software not hardware since it doesn't require any more processing power, just less!
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October 7, 2013 9:08:11 AM

well usually when DirectX comes with new features they also need new hardware to support it. just like DX10.1 cannot be use with in DX10 card because they lack the new hardware that comes with DX10.1. DX11.2 might be accessible via driver update but you might need at DX11.1 hardware. but for sure your 6770 really lack the hardware needed for DX11.1. we will know once game really use it.
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