DirectX 12 Might Allow For AMD Radeon And Nvidia GeForce GPU Combo Rigs
PC Gaming may be taking a real leap forward if this turns out to be true.
A source said to have “knowledge” regarding an “unspoken API”, which is assumed to be DirectX 12, has spoken to Tom’s Hardware about the potential capacity for PC gaming that utilises GPU’s from both Nvidia GeForce and AMD Radeon.
Expected to launch alongside the upcoming Windows 10 operating system, DirectX 12 looks as though it may be leading the charge in the combo GPU field allowing users to make use of platform specific features such as AMD’s TrueAudio and FreeSync and Nvidia’s GeForce Experience software and 3D Vision. While this has strong merits for gaming on the PC, development for the optimization and distribution of these graphics resources is left up to developers. This means that the option is available should the developer wish to utilize it.
Whether or not the aforementioned “unspoken API” is in fact DirectX 12 is still in question, but given that it’s expected to be on the way and there’s been a lot of chatter about it’s gaming prowess, it’s a safe assumption to make. Still, you should take this with a grain of salt.