DirectX 12 Multi Adapter Cross Vendor GPU Performance Revealed
With the announcement of Windows 10, every eye turned towards the next version of Microsoft’s API, DirectX 12, because of the performance boost it promised while delivering amazing visual quality and enhancements. Earlier this year, another news broke out about an exciting new feature coming with DirectX 12 that piqued the interest of every PC gamer.
The API was expected to allow cross vendor multi GPU support which essentially meant that people could install an Nvidia and an AMD graphics card in their system together to gain benefits from both GPU camps.
Since there aren’t actually any DX12 games available yet besides Fable Legends and Ashes of Singularity, both in development phases, testing this claim wasn’t easy until Oxide Games, the developers of Ashes of the Singularity released a special build for this very purpose. The folks over at AnandTech decided to test it out and the results are more than promising.
As was expected and promised by the leaked info, DirectX 12 (after the multi adapter technology has been integrated by the developer into the product) provides a definite performance boost on a variety of GPUs.
Another interesting fact is that Nvidia and AMD GPUs aren’t the necessity. Users can also pair a GPU from any of these two vendors with the integrated graphics adapter from the motherboard and still gain a performance boost.
The performance results from combining these different GPUs can be seen here.