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Microsoft unveils DirectX 12, to work across all Microsoft platforms

New API to spread workload more evenly across CPU cores

Microsoft has unveiled the next generation of their DirectX game developmnet API at a presentation at this year's GDC in San Francisco.

DirectX 12 is designed to make much more efficient use of CPU cores and Microsoft claims that, using 3DMark benchmarking, it halves CPU utilisation over DirectX 11.

This should enable games developers to make much more efficient use of processor time allowing their games to do much more. Microsoft unveils DirectX 12, to work across all Microsoft platforms

They even had Turn 10 make an appearance to show Forza 5 running on PC using Directx 12.

DirectX 12 will be useful across all Microsoft platforms including the Windows 8-powered tablets and Windows Phone as well as PCs and the Xbox One.

Thanks CVG.

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