So what’s happening with Microsoft DirectX 11.1 and DirectX 12?
Apparently, with the help of AMD and NVIDIA, company is working on two versions separately.
According to the scenario A, the next version of DirectX will be revealed next and not this year, as some sites suggest that is 2011. Likely, it will happen during the Gamefest 11 event. Let’s just say late Q2 of 2011.
Therefore, you can expect next generation of GPUs from both AMD and NVIDIA to fully support DirectX 11.1 features.
What is more interesting is the fact that version 11.1 might be canned and merged with the DirectX 12, in case plans don’t go as expected.
However, if DirectX 11.1 is merged with DirectX 12, year 2012 is when you can expect new GPUs with such support, which are AMD Radeon HD 8000 and NVIDIA Maxwell.
Stay tuned as we bring you more details in the future.