AMD VP: No DirectX 12 API in the Near Future; Battlefield 4 Could be in Never Settle Bundle

In an interview with German Publication Heise.de, Ross Taylor, AMD's Vice President of Global Channel Sales, revealed that the company doesn't expect DirectX 12 to be arriving with the rumored Windows 8.1 "Blue" operating system or at any time in the near future. As a result, AMD's next-generation GPUs will integrate "other technologies."

Taylor also hinted that Battlefield 4 may be featured in the next "Never Settle" bundle.

Since next versions of DirectX 12 generally result in new GPU architectures, and both Nvidia and AMD plan to announce their new range of graphics cards at the end of this year, hopefully we don't have to wait very long for more information to surface.

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  • DarkSable
    That's not surprising, and not really that bad of news.

    Even if DX 12 came right now, no games would support it, as all the consoles they'd be ported from will only support DX 11 - it'd be in as bad of shape as DX 11 used to be.
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  • Soda-88
    DirectX 9 was released in 2002. DirectX 10, for which pretty much, nobody cared about, was released in 2006. DirectX 11 was released in 2009 and graphics hardware caught up only recently with all the bells and whistles it brought, so I don't see any 'slump' here in case DX12 won't be released within 6 months.
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  • DarkSable
    That's not surprising, and not really that bad of news.

    Even if DX 12 came right now, no games would support it, as all the consoles they'd be ported from will only support DX 11 - it'd be in as bad of shape as DX 11 used to be.
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  • aggroboy
    both Nvidia and AMD plan to announce their new range of graphics cards at the end of this year

    Aren't those just refreshes on the same cores, not the new Volcanic Islands or Maxwell.
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  • unksol
    There is no info here. Are they talking open CL/GL? is directx just that far behind? artificial Microsoft gimmicks? Err limits? Open standards are picking up. We can all look forward to that. I don't know it will be in the next refresh cycle, but we can hope for the next design cycle
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