Fortnite’s DirectX 12 update promises boosted PC performance

Fortnite's DirectX 12 update promises boosted PC performance

Fortnite’s DirectX 12 update promises boosted PC performance

Epic Games has confirmed that update v11.20 for Fortnite will bring DirectX 12 support to the game’s PC version, a feature which promised to grant gamers both higher and steadier framerates.   

While these performance benefits are only for those with “high-end GPUs”, Epic Games has also stated that DirectX 12 will also deliver enhanced CPU performance, thanks to DirectX 12 superior resource allocation across multiple CPU cores.  

Moving forward, Epic Games wants to add new features to Fortnite that are “made possible by DX12”. At this time, it is unknown what these features are, though it is possible that Epic Games are referring to raytracing, given how Microsoft’s DXR API only functions under DirectX 12. 

AMD has already released optimised drivers for Fortnite’s planned DirectX 12 mode. More information about this driver is available here. 

Fortnite's DirectX 12 update promises boosted PC performance  

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