I'm thinking of buying the GTX 680 4GB and I am worried with new technologies coming out every six months, the 500$ will go to nothing, as it will be un able to have best of the best quality in game (GTA V maybe?) So basically
1) When do YOU think DX12 will be released, is this smart to grab a 680 4GB now?
and 2) Will there be firmware patches for DX12 or is that solely hardware?
More aboutlong direct think
It really is just not an issue most games don't even use DX11 yet and a lot of those that do are not using it properly. By that I mean that the games are not natively coded in DX 11 but are patched later.
Direct x 11.1 will be around when windows 8 comes along; the hd 7000s series and nvidia kepler are actually dx11.1 products. I suppose dx12 will come with windows 9...