NVIDIA releases first DirectX 12 Ultimate driver for developers

Published: Apr 17th 2020, 08:26 GMT   Comments

NVIDIA released a new driver for developers with DX12 Ultimate support.

Ray tracing should only get more popular now

NVIDIA DirectX 12 Ultimate Developer Preview Driver 450.82 is now available for download for registered users. This is the first driver from NVIDIA to support DX12U API. Developers can now focus on the implementation of DX12 features using NVIDIA hardware.

The latest DirectX API provides an extension of DXR (DirectX Ray Tracing) designed with blueprints of NVIDIA RTX technology. The new DirectX also supports Variable Rate Shading, Mesh Shading, Sampler Feedback. Essentially all these technologies can reduce the GPU workload by focusing on parts that matter the most to game developers.

You can read more about the new driver and DirectX 12 Ultimate on the NVIDIA developer website.

To fully utilize DirectX 12U API right now, you also need the latest Windows 10 version 20H1 update, which should roll out next month. According to ComputerBase, Microsoft today released the final May 2020 update preview for download.

Source: TechPowerUP

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