Cyberpunk 2077 will only run with DirectX 12

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    We're not sure that is surprising really?, as it offers raytracing support, and that DXR is tied to DX12. However the PC version will only support DX12, not Vulkan or even DX11....

    Cyberpunk 2077 will only run with DirectX 12
     
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    sverek Ancient Guru

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    Good to see support for hardcore Win7 folks.

    And I guess they develop and optimize game engine REDEngine 4 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CD_Projekt#REDengine) as they develop the game.
    Simpler engine with less bugs to fix for DX11 is a good call.

    Looking forward.
     
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    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    I say that's fine, time to leave DX11 behind.
     
  4. fantaskarsef

    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    As someone using win10 anyway, I'm not really bothered with win7 support at all, but I think it's good that they want to keep people in. Although I would honestly say, if they didn't support win7, I would understand as well.
    What we see now is that FINALLY consoles and PCs work on the same API, which should make cross platform coding and ports a lot easier (are they still ports with the same API?), and that's actually what I've been anxious to see. Took them about two decades anyway but yeah...

    I just hope dx12 works well for everybody.
     
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    wavetrex Maha Guru

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    Pretty much expected.
    Not sure why people cling to DX11 so much, all GPUs today from the most entry level (including new Intel iGPUs) support DX12.

    What is the newest NVidia GPU without DX12 support?
    700 series ? That's 7 years old...
    Anything newer works with DX12 just fine !

    As for AMD, everything GCN and up supports DX12 (with some reduced features in older 7900 / 200 series)
     
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    cryohellinc Ancient Guru

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    Good news for everyone. Dx12 is the way to go, and while Dx11 served us well for the past years - it has its limitations.
     
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    angelgraves13 Ancient Guru

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    It was either DX12 or Vulkan.
     
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    theoneofgod Ancient Guru

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    sverek Ancient Guru

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    Door is THAT way.
     
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    I think this is a good thing. They'll just focus in DX12 for bug fixes. (Nvidia and AMD drivers as well).

    That being said. I still think Vulkan is the way to go for games.
     
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    sverek Ancient Guru

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    no u.
     
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    what the frick, no DirectX 9.0c support?!
     

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    Good.Started appreciating DX12 more while playing division 2,compared to 11 it runs much smoother, though i wish they'd went the Vulkan route.
     
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    Apart from easier support for Linux I can't see any reason for using Vulkan over Dx12, smoothness over raw frame rate anytime.
     
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    I guess i was really impressed by how good doom runs on it.
     
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