What Does Direct X Do?

#11SearchmanV16(Topic Creator)Posted 5/12/2014 7:40:09 AM
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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#12BeefEasterPosted 5/12/2014 7:40:38 AM
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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#13Killah PriestPosted 5/12/2014 7:42:49 AM
ps4 uses opengl which is basically the same thing... but better.
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#14BeefEasterPosted 5/12/2014 7:45:31 AM
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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#15Killah PriestPosted 5/12/2014 7:46:34 AM
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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#16godplaysSNESPosted 5/12/2014 9:19:33 AM
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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#17Golden MavenPosted 5/12/2014 11:24:21 AM
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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#18BeefEasterPosted 5/12/2014 11:27:55 AM
http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/133824-valve-opengl-is-faster-than-directx-even-on-windows
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#19TBONE_OGPosted 5/12/2014 11:40:46 AM
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http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/133824-valve-opengl-is-faster-than-directx-even-on-windows


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#20BeefEasterPosted 5/12/2014 11:44:16 AM
oh, I thought posting outdated articles was considered proof on this board
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