DirectX 12 Features Missing from AMD Fury X Too!
Okay so when you lambasted Nvidia last time for Maxwell not being as good as Graphics Core Next of AMD, you should have also considered that AMD is not perfect either.
This was reiterated by Robert Hallock the Head of Global Technical Marketing at AMD when he was answering a few questions regarding DirectX 12 features that the two competitors do or do not have.
The features in question, that AMD Fury X lacks in are Raster Ordered Views and Conservative Raster, but Hallock’s statement talks about a bigger issue.
He insists that currently there is no such thing as full DirectX 12 support and that peoplle have been distracted from this through campaigns. Hallock further added:
This has been confusing, and caused so much unnecessary heartache and rumor-mongering. Here is the unvarnished truth: Every graphics architecture has unique features, and no one architecture has them all. Some of those unique features are more powerful than others. Yes, we’re extremely pleased that people are finally beginning to see the game of chess we’ve been playing with the interrelationship of GCN, Mantle, DX12, Vulkan and LiquidVR.
So yeah, neither is AMD Fury X the perfect pick for DirectX 12 nor is Nvidia. We are a little distance away from that bur yes, we will get there soon.
In the meanwhile, the implication for this could be that we get games that are awesome on AMD and plain bad on Nvidia and hen we will have games that play the other way around – until both the companies get to where they need to be.