It is called " competition it is good for the market and it is good for technology to advance. In this Mantle prompted Mircosoft to make DX12 better and on a more timely schule if at all making it..DX12 is all about what Mantle already does.
IIRC, GTX 400 and newer as well as HD7000 and newer. So just about any GPU made after 2010.everlast66 :Just to say, this time I am not buying any new hardware just to be able to use DX12 !
They better make sure it works with current graphics cards.
DX12 will be 100% backwards compatible with DX11 GPUs is what they have been telling us since they announced it.
They already did completely scrap GFWL.... no game coming out today uses that DRM and many of those that did use that DRM have had it removed and have gone to Steamworks 'DRM'.Microsoft has been saying they are adding more focus to PC gaming for years. I wouldn't be to excited about anything other than DX12, maybe I'd be excited if they completely scrapped GFWL.