All AMD GCN GPUs support DX12

All AMD GCN GPUs support DX12

All AMD GCN GPUs support DX12

All AMD GCN GPUs support DX12


Last weekend AMD's production manager Devon Nekechuk,  while speaking at the company's 30 Years of Graphics event, disclosed that all AMD GPUs based on the GCN (Graphics Core Next) architecture will support DirectX 12.

DirectX 12 is Microsoft's next generation multimedia API. AMD said that they were already up-to-date on the DirectX 12 feature-level support. AMD only mentioned this lightly during the stream, probably because they are continuing to develop the ecosystem for its own competing Mantle API.


All AMD GCN GPUs support DX12  

The fact that all AMD Mantle compliant hardware is also compliant with DirectX 12 cements the fact that AMD see their future in the GCN architecture.

Given that all AMD GCN products will be able to use DirectX 12 we can confirm that the HD 7000 series and Rx 200 series will all be able to use DirectX 12. On the APU side only Kaveri and Kabini will be compatible with the new standard, with Richland or older APUs sadly being left behind.

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