CryEngine Getting Directx12, Vulkan Support

Crytek has recently revealed their planned roadmap for the CryEngine, and it may see a lot of important and big updates coming soon. Soon enough (hopefully this month), the CryEngine will get Directx12 multi-GPU and VR support, a full fledged Directx12 renderer, maybe NVIDIA’s Physx and much, much more. All these amazing features are listed for the update 5.2, up for release mid-August, according to CryTek’s website. So, if all goes as planned, we may be getting the update anytime now. Following in October, the 5.3 update will bring Vulkan support to the engine, adding a world of possibilities. Based on AMD’s Mantle API, Vulkan will provide another low-overhead option that has been showing increasingly better performance in latest titles. CryEngine has been used to develo...

New Update For DOOM Adds Vulkan Support

id Software has announced the availability for the Vulkan™ version of DOOM that relies on innovative features to deliver incredible performance. As you may already know, the Vulkan™ API is a descendant of AMD’s Mantle that supports close-to-metal control across Windows® 7, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 10, and Linux®. Compared to OpenGL, Vulkan™ substantially reduces “API overhead” – the background work a CPU does to interpret what a game asks of the hardware – to deliver meaningful features, performance, and image quality and expose GPU hardware features that wouldn’t ordinarily be accessible through OpenGL. DOOM benefits from Vulkan support by using several great features: Asynchronous Shaders Shader Intrinsics or Shader Intrinsic Functions Frame Flip Optimizations Here are a couple of performa...

DOTA 2 Now Supports High-Efficiency Vulkan API

DOTA 2 is about to get Vulkan support, since Valve announced official Vulkan support for their hugely popular MMO. Here’s the update as on the Steam Page: “The beta version of Vulkan support for Dota 2 is now available via DLC. Vulkan is a high-efficiency cross-platform graphics API for modern GPUs. For more information on Vulkan visit Technical notes: * Please make sure to opt-in to the Steam Client Beta for the latest Steam Vulkan Overlay (fixes performance issue with Steam Overlay). * Enable with the -vulkan launch option after downloading the Vulkan Beta DLC. Remove -dx9/-dx11/-gl (if present) from any previous launch options. Minimum requirements: – Windows 7/8/10 64-bit: NVIDIA 600-series+ (365.19+ driver), AMD 7700+ (Crimson

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