You can now play the new "Deus Ex" game with the latest DirectX API.
With some help from Square Enix and four Titan X GPUs, Microsoft showed off the power of DirectX 12 in games.
AMD's Mantle is available to users of certain Radeon cards, as are the first few titles with corresponding API support. We gathered up a number of CPUs and graphics boards, fired up Battlefield 4 and Thief, and set off on a benchmarking odyssey.
Ross Taylor believes that "advancements in PC graphics technology could be on the verge of a slump."
Intel's GDC presentation included new rendering extensions for Intel HD Graphics, Intel Quick Sync Video and updates to the Intel Level Up and Perceptual Computing contests.
The XDA platform is on the way out, but Microsoft has no plans to "retire" DirectX despite a leaked email to developers indicating otherwise.
There's an update for Windows 7 SP1 that adds certain features of the DirectX 11.1 Runtime, reports Microsoft.
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The Lost Planet: Extreme Condition PC demo for Vista runs its performance test at default settings on the Dell XPS with a screen resolution of 1600x1000.