Nvidia’s GTX Titan V supports more advanced DirectX 12 features than Pascal

Nvidia's GTX Titan V supports more advanced DirectX 12 features than Pascal

Nvidia’s GTX Titan V supports more advanced DirectX 12 features than Pascal

With the release of Nvidia’s Volta-based Titan V GPU, one of the biggest questions on the minds of gamers is what kind of improvements Volta offers over Pascal. Will the Titan V act like a Pascal GPU with a lot more CUDA cores? Will the Volta architecture allow Nvidia to deliver more gaming performance than the Titan V’s raw compute performance suggests? 

Consumers want to know what to expect from “Little Volta”, Nvidia’s hypothetical next generation of gaming graphics hardware. Early reports from Gamers Nexus shows what appears to be improved DirectX 12 support, delivering what looks like more advanced async compute capabilities.  

Andreas Schilling, HardwareLuxx’s Editor, was also able to get a hold of a Nvidia Titan V and run it through a Direct3D 12 feature checker (results here) to discover that Volta includes more advanced DirectX 12 capabilities than Pascal. These results merely show that Nvidia’s Volta Titan V offers support for Tier 3 Conservative Rasterisation support. 

While it is nice to see Nvidia improve their DirectX 12 feature level support, the feature level improvements shown only really shows that Nvidia checked another tick box for DirectX 12 compatibility. It doesn’t mean that Nvidia hasn’t improved their existing DirectX 12 features or moved beyond Microsoft’s specifications in other areas.  

Nvidia's GTX Titan V supports more advanced DirectX 12 features than Pascal

(DX12 feature support by architecture)  

As far as modern APIs are concerned, Volta delivers some clear feature improvement over Pascal, though at this time it is unknown how much these factors will impact future releases, especially given the slow adoption of DirectX 12. 

You can join the discussion on Nvidia’s improved DirectX 12 support with the Titan V on the OC3D Forums. 

Nvidia's GTX Titan V supports more advanced DirectX 12 features than Pascal

Nvidia’s GTX Titan V supports more advanced DirectX 12 features than Pascal

With the release of Nvidia’s Volta-based Titan V GPU, one of the biggest questions on the minds of gamers is what kind of improvements Volta offers over Pascal. Will the Titan V act like a Pascal GPU with a lot more CUDA cores? Will the Volta architecture allow Nvidia to deliver more gaming performance than the Titan V’s raw compute performance suggests? 

Consumers want to know what to expect from “Little Volta”, Nvidia’s hypothetical next generation of gaming graphics hardware. Early reports from Gamers Nexus shows what appears to be improved DirectX 12 support, delivering what looks like more advanced async compute capabilities.  

Andreas Schilling, HardwareLuxx’s Editor, was also able to get a hold of a Nvidia Titan V and run it through a Direct3D 12 feature checker (results here) to discover that Volta includes more advanced DirectX 12 capabilities than Pascal. These results merely show that Nvidia’s Volta Titan V offers support for Tier 3 Conservative Rasterisation support. 

While it is nice to see Nvidia improve their DirectX 12 feature level support, the feature level improvements shown only really shows that Nvidia checked another tick box for DirectX 12 compatibility. It doesn’t mean that Nvidia hasn’t improved their existing DirectX 12 features or moved beyond Microsoft’s specifications in other areas.  

Nvidia's GTX Titan V supports more advanced DirectX 12 features than Pascal

(DX12 feature support by architecture)  

As far as modern APIs are concerned, Volta delivers some clear feature improvement over Pascal, though at this time it is unknown how much these factors will impact future releases, especially given the slow adoption of DirectX 12. 

You can join the discussion on Nvidia’s improved DirectX 12 support with the Titan V on the OC3D Forums.