Tablets set for big performance gains in DirectX 12 games

By Scorpus ยท 21 replies
Aug 14, 2014
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  1. At SIGGRAPH this week, Intel demonstrated the benefits of DirectX 12 for thermally constrained devices, such as tablets. While the low-level graphics API will improve performance across all systems, it's with these thermally constrained devices that DirectX 12 will be especially...

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Screw playing games on tablets, there are far better platforms available for that like the PC.
    Peter Farkas likes this.
  3. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,473   +126

    Tablet with transparency will be a hit and by that time they'll be as good a laptop.
    Peter Farkas likes this.
  4. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 990   +233

    In the same vein that laptops have become good enough at playing games for most people, so will tablets. I agree that using touch for games is weak, but I wouldn't mind at all being able to drop my tablet down on a dock and playing legit games.
    spectrenad likes this.
  5. javierkaiser

    javierkaiser TS Enthusiast Posts: 25   +6

    Well, sounds nice, but DX12 is limited to windows enviroments
  6. loading

    loading TS Enthusiast Posts: 67   +13

    Because you know the gaming market is totally saturated with DX11 games... >_>

    Most of the games released even today still run on DX9.
  7. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,144   +911

    Yeah although I'd guess this will change with the next gen consoles now here!
  8. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,306   +1,400

    I guess we will have to wait another another 10 years for the next next gen consoles to come out for us to see any dx12 games
  9. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,144   +911

    Na, but DX13, probably xD
  10. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,663   +1,948

    ROFL, that's a good one. Try names like Obama or Donald Sterling, and you will see how power and performance can be inexorably separate :)
  11. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Don't blame me for that silly post. There's absolutely nothing wrong with playing games on the platform of your choosing. All I was merely doing was muttering my thoughts out loud to myself, Google Now must have heard me and posted on my behalf, it's the only excuse I can think of. :p:D
  12. hmmm, no matter how I look at this statement I don't see a down side to this. Were you somehow expecting android to suddenly offer up a better gaming experience to a windows environment? Considering the article speaks of a Surface Pro 3, that is basically a full laptop in tablet guise, and now that it can play games, even better.
    spectrenad likes this.
  13. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    Boom tablets just gained graphics like Xbox one! whats next PS4 graphics!!!!
  14. Could it be Intel doesn't like what AMD is doing with Mantle, so it's pushing for DX12?
  15. Tetris will be 30% faster.
  16. And games makers are still using DirectX 9
  17. No. There is no reason for Intel to be concerned about Mantle, they aren't a serious GPU player to begin wih. It's Nvidia who could be concerned, but even then I don't think they are, since Mantle will be short-lived exactly because of DirectX 12.
    Actually, developers/publishers are mostly the ones pushing for a low-level API.
  18. Agreed, I'd rather play games like BF4 on a tablet docked then build a pc, but then again I have alienware, hopefully down the track the surface 4 could be the next best thing.
  19. Why would they wait until dx12 to be more efficient. They suddenly got genius coders?
  20. TheBigFatClown

    TheBigFatClown TS Guru Posts: 683   +253

    I am confused. Why not just purchase a current gen console if you don't wanna build a PC? Are you wanting to play games on the toilet?
  21. Nero7

    Nero7 TS Maniac Posts: 273   +104

    Still nothing about the OS support? I'd like this for my Windows 7 tablet...
  22. No his point was that it cannot be used on the Linux desktop. Which is gaining traction steadily in the gaming market. Doesn't matter now though considering OpenGL is beating DirectX in performance these days.

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