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Nvidia quietly adds DirectX 12 support to their Fermi-based GPUs

Nvidia quietly adds DirectX 12 support to their Fermi-based GPUs

Nvidia quietly adds DirectX 12 support to their Fermi-based GPU

Nvidia quietly adds DirectX 12 support to their Fermi-based GPUs

 
With Nvidia's latest 384 series Geforce drivers, the company has finally added DirectX 12 support to their Fermi GPUs, something that was promised a long time ago when DirectX 12 was announced. 

This support is DirectX 12 feature level 11_0, which is the lowest level of DirectX 12 support, though this is more than enough to allow older Fermi GPU to run DirectX 12 gaming titles. That being said, these older GPUs will likely have difficulty running some newer titles. 

With new drivers, Nvidia's Fermi-based GTX 400 and 500 series of GPU can now run DirectX 12 applications, as can be shown below with this 3DMARK Time Spy score using a GTX 470. 

 

Nvidia quietly adds DirectX 12 support to their Fermi-based GPU

 

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03-07-2017, 05:09:58

NeverBackDown
Good god that is such an ugly card. Boy I'm glad we have progressed.
On a side note, it's a useless update. These cards won't gain crap with the driver. I mean most had 1GB Vram iirc, it'll have bigger issues than DX12 supportQuote

03-07-2017, 06:19:33

Dicehunter
The DX12 Resource Binding being upgraded from Tier 2 to Tier 3 on Pascal cards has me interested.Quote

03-07-2017, 08:03:36

m2geek
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Good god that is such an ugly card. Boy I'm glad we have progressed.
On a side note, it's a useless update. These cards won't gain crap with the driver. I mean most had 1GB Vram iirc, it'll have bigger issues than DX12 support
Ugly, and hotter than the centre of the sun... My housemate's caught fire while gaming one evening LOL.Quote

03-07-2017, 10:13:32

notcool
I still use my GTX 480 from time to time it can play KF2 pretty well, pretty much the most demanding 3d game I play right now, it also doubles as a heater in winter.Quote

03-07-2017, 10:38:36

m2geek
Quote:
Originally Posted by notcool View Post
I still use my GTX 480 from time to time it can play KF2 pretty well, pretty much the most demanding 3d game I play right now, it also doubles as a heater in winter.
I have one floating around somewhere too... Was given it as a Physix card haha...Quote
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