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    Default Microsoft Responds to Mantle with DirectX 12

    DirectX hasn’t seen an update for a very long time. PC gaming on the other hand, has seen some very interesting changes over the past years, but more significantly in recent times would*be the Steam Machine and AMD’s Mantle technology. These two offer a direct competition to Microsoft so it’s no surprise that they’ve had to find a way to respond and quickly. Without going into too much of the speculation that’s already out, it seems that DirectX 12 may well be a direct response to Mantle technology. The Steam Machine obviously offers competition, but it also requires that games be designed to run for a Linux based OS and is less likely to fill the niche for work at home procedures. Mantle could be much scarier for Microsoft, because if game developers design to it, there could be very little need to upgrade to a new version of Windows*while still enjoying peak performance from the latest AMD graphics cards. To*modestly explain why this works, Mantle allows more graphics processing to go straight to the GPU rather than having to use the CPU as the middle man. Still run Windows 7? No big deal because you have the latest AMD drivers with Mantle software. DirectX 12 hasn’t revealed details yet, but if it tries to garner the same kind of performance that Mantle does, it will be easier for Microsoft to pin it to newer versions of Windows, forcing consumers to upgrade in order to keep peak performance out of their hardware. While this all may sound like “money laundering,” there are some pretty exciting implications from this move. If DirectX 12 can dedicate more of our amazing hardware to doing exactly what it was designed to do, gaming performance could take some pretty huge leaps in the near future. Also, while AMD may not appreciate taking back fire so soon after their own Mantle release, their logo is the first one seen on the DirectX 12 teaser logo. March 20th should reveal all the juicy details, but until then, let’s hope this release will make a debut in Windows 8.1 at the very least, rather than making everyone wait for Windows 9. http://www.pcgamer.com/2014/03/07/di...-the-api-wars/

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    Default Re: Microsoft Responds to Mantle with DirectX 12

    I'd like to see it work with my Win-7 OS. Mantle does.
    Witholding new features for extra money is not the way to make me warm and fuzzy about your company.

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    someone pleas correct me if im wrong
    but steam SHOULD make use of all the lunix programs we have available through ubuntu comunity
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    that should include the SUN Micro systems FREE office suite
    or is the steam os not practical enough to that route?

    i will never use the Steam OS (guarenteed)
    but they will (hopfully) cause a wound of epic proportions for the m1cro$0ft tyrant

    i would prefer every1 go ubuntu, but that has been a terrible failure so far
    maybee we can reap the benifits from the steam OS work, and use that in the ubuntu enviroment?
    without violating patents,,,of course
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    Default Re: Microsoft Responds to Mantle with DirectX 12

    I bet open office would work with the steam machine and open office is free. Best chance anyway. =D But I do feel like there is more options on the table today than there used to be to get away from the expenses of Microsoft.
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    Default Re: Microsoft Responds to Mantle with DirectX 12

    Isn't Steam OS a fork of Ubuntu? (I'm not sure though)

    If so, there will be lots of programs to install.

    If not, Steam will provide an Office Program for it. It's a good idea to fuel the OS's adaptation.

    EDIT: It's a fork of Debian "SteamOS is designed to run Steam and Steam games. It also provides a desktop mode which can run regular Linux applications"
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    Default Re: Microsoft Responds to Mantle with DirectX 12

    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    EDIT: It's a fork of Debian "SteamOS is designed to run Steam and Steam games. It also provides a desktop mode which can run regular Linux applications"

    with this info we now have a free OS with more software that will ever be used available to the general public with more support than the lunix community has ever seen before

    to bad steam has proven to be disrespectful of privacy and letting the user have complete control
    i will never use their os

    i'll just take the benefits, and leave the rest
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