What Does Direct X Do?

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1 year ago#11
BeefEaster posted...
SearchmanV16 posted...
Oh okay, yeah now it's layman's terms, it's easier to understand. I see it will narrow the gap because the X1 becomes more efficient. Is it enough to get rid of the 1080p/60FPS argument between the X1 and PS4?


no

ps4 uses opengl which is basically the same thing


So when can we expect this "graphics hurr hurr" argument to die off?
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1 year ago#12
SearchmanV16 posted...
BeefEaster posted...
SearchmanV16 posted...
Oh okay, yeah now it's layman's terms, it's easier to understand. I see it will narrow the gap because the X1 becomes more efficient. Is it enough to get rid of the 1080p/60FPS argument between the X1 and PS4?


no

ps4 uses opengl which is basically the same thing


So when can we expect this "graphics hurr hurr" argument to die off?


never
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1 year ago#13
ps4 uses opengl which is basically the same thing... but better.
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1 year ago#14
Killah Priest posted...
ps4 uses opengl which is basically the same thing... but better.


well yeah

but I didn't want to be attacked for saying it
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1 year ago#15
well yeah

but I didn't want to be attacked for saying it


lol, I only added it because it seemed perfect after the "when will this argument stop" post.
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1 year ago#16
BeefEaster posted...
SearchmanV16 posted...
Oh okay, yeah now it's layman's terms, it's easier to understand. I see it will narrow the gap because the X1 becomes more efficient. Is it enough to get rid of the 1080p/60FPS argument between the X1 and PS4?


no

ps4 uses opengl which is basically the same thing


The PS4 can use OpenGL, but anyone that wants to get the best performance out of it uses Sony's own low level API, called LibGNM

The Xbox One's current DirectX is also lower level than DX11 on PC, so it's very questionable to what degree DX12 will be able to bring improvements.
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1 year ago#17
OpenGL plays catch up with DirectX. DirectX is the industry standard and is far superior.

In fact, my fav PC game Natural Selection 2 had OpenGL removed from the Windows version recently cause it's basically obsolete. OpenGL is honestly useful for nerds who refuse to run Windows.

I tried OpenGL once and it ran like ass even compared with DX9. Food for thought.
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1 year ago#18
http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/133824-valve-opengl-is-faster-than-directx-even-on-windows
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1 year ago#19
BeefEaster posted...
http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/133824-valve-opengl-is-faster-than-directx-even-on-windows


August 2, 2012.
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1 year ago#20
oh, I thought posting outdated articles was considered proof on this board
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