Update 2: Outside sources have confirmed to PC Perspective that this driver contains DirectX 12 as well as WDDM 2.0. They also claim that Intel and AMD have DirectX 12 drivers available through Windows Update as well. After enabling iGPU graphics on my i7-4790K, the Intel HD 4600 received a driver update, which also reports as WDDM 2.0 in DXDIAG. I do not have a compatible AMD GPU to test against (just a couple of old Windows 7 laptops) but the source is probably right and some AMD GPUs will be updated to DX12 too.
So it turns out that if your motherboard dies during a Windows Update reboot, then you are going to be spending several hours reinstalling software and patches, but that is not important. What is interesting is the installed version number for NVIDIA's GeForce Drivers when Windows Update was finished with its patching: 349.65. These are not available on NVIDIA's website, and the Driver Model reports WDDM 2.0.
It looks like Microsoft pushed out NVIDIA's DirectX 12 drivers through Windows Update. Update 1 Pt. 1: The "Runtime" reporting 11.0 is confusing though, perhaps this is just DX11 with WDDM 2.0?
I am hearing online that these drivers support the GeForce 600 series and later GPUs, and that there are later, non-public drivers available (such as 349.72 whose release notes were leaked online). NVIDIA has already announced that DirectX 12 will be supported on GeForce 400-series and later graphics cards, so Fermi drivers will be coming at some point. For now, it's apparently Kepler-and-later, though.
So with OS support and, now, released graphics drivers, all that we are waiting on is software and an SDK (plus any NDAs that may still be in effect). With Game Developers Conference (GDC 2015) coming up in a little over a week, I expect that we will get each of these very soon.
Update 1 Pt. 2: I should note that the release notes for 349.72 specifically mention DirectX 12. As mentioned above, is possible that 349.65 contains just WDDM 2.0 and not DX12, but it contains at least WDDM 2.0.
Well I’ll be damned. It’s not
Well I’ll be damned. It’s not like I care about noVideo, especially after the 3.5GB scam, but Windows 10 shapes up to be actually much better than I feared…I just sooo don’t want to move from my GODLIKE “7 Ultimate x64 Bit SP 1″…dammit…
seriously drop it its old
seriously drop it its old news AMD fans need get off that already. Its one mistake that nvidia made in years, how many mistakes has AMD made over last 2-3 years?
Not as many, it’s not like
Not as many, it’s not like their drivers disable fans and fry chips
Seriously only an Nvidia
Seriously only an Nvidia fanboy sees only one mistake in Nvidia. Locked drivers, game designers removing features that are not supported by Nvidia in latter patches, games that are full of bugs only on AMD hardware, proprietary stuff that works only on Nvidia hardware when AMD’s techs work on any hardware, games that look much inferior without Nvidia’s proprietary stuff while the programmers could easily offer the same effects on multicore processors without significant performance penalty, GTX 970 lies, cheating on drivers.
But OK you only see one mistake. The rest are just business you will say.
You uneducated inexperienced
You uneducated inexperienced “modern age” hardware scrub kids truly amuse me and make me laugh out loud, each and every time.
Surely I’m an “AMD fanboy”, kiddo. Oh yes I am, my three 980s (AMP Extreme, HOF, and iGame KUDAN) and my three Intel-based builds (out of six I have in my house at the current moment. My Intel stations are 990X, 2600K, and effing NetBUUURRRRRst Prescott Pentium 4, lol. My AMD stations: Trinity A10 5800K, FX 6300, Phenom II X4 955 BE) completely agree with you on that.
Scram already, lamer.
One mistake, that’s getting
One mistake, that’s getting them sued and all the apologists working overtime to make the greedy companies appear the damaged parties. Nvidia deserves that sueball, and the entire technology sector needs better specification reporting requirements. Mistakes are one thing, outright lies is another. What do you expect when one company gets too much of the market share, Nvidia’s feeding you scraps, and charging 5 star prices. The mobile market is sure a lot more healthy with no one in control of the market for mobile CPUs/GPUs. But the PC/laptop market is very unhealthy, hopefully some more competition is in store, once the Licensed Power8 microarchitecture is spread around the open market, I do look forward to Laptop/PC derivatives, as well as the server SKUs that are beginning to arrive from the Licensed power8 market, ARM style licensing made the mobile market what it is today, let’s see what the Power8 microarchitecture, and ISA can do for the market, the more competition the better. And throw MIPS into the equation also, those RISC designs can scale from the supercomputer/server to down to the IOT.
And the people complaining the most are not the AMD fans, more so than it is the Nvidia customers, who may begin to see the light about one company’s arrogance! It sure would be nice if there were a third player in the discrete GPU market.
There is LITERALLY not reason
There is LITERALLY not reason for AMD fans to “complain”. Quite on contraire, actually. They rejoice, and boyohboy do they rejoice HARD.
Both AMD, and Nvidia fans can
Both AMD, and Nvidia fans can do whatever, but it would be nice if Apple would order at least a mobile/laptop discrete GPU from Imagination technologies, the PowerVR wizard, with the hardware Ray tracing hardware baked into the GPU, could render(pun intended) the server CPUs SKUs unnecessary for the purposes of graphics on PC/Laptops. Imagine not having to worry about having any thing more powerful than the average core i5 CPU, and get faster Ray tracing, on the discrete GPU. Those expensive workstation CPUs for graphics workstations would become a thing of the past, once discrete GPUs can massively parallel process the ray interactions. The PowerVR SKUs are more than up to the task, if a customer with big bucks, like Apple, would just commission Imagination technologies for the part. I would rather Apple did something like this, in addition to getting a Power8 license in the short term, until the GPUs become ray tracing interaction enabled. This will require some branch logic built into the GPU’s cores, but it’s the way to go. There will be GPUs, both gaming and graphics, that will get embedded CPUs it’s just a matter of time, latency considerations will demand it.
*cough* https://pcper.com/news/Graphics-Cards/GPU-Market-sees-20-point-swing-2014-NVIDIA-gains-AMD-falls *cough*
And? Whatever makes you feel
And? Whatever makes you feel better and more important about yourself, I guess.
Dude, chill out. just sell
Dude, chill out. just sell your 970, feel better and repair your damaged ego. Peace man.
Okay… let’s keep this from
Okay… let's keep this from escalating.
What 970, lol? I’m not a
What 970, lol? I’m not a marketing victim idiot sheep.
Omg this just keeps going.
Omg this just keeps going. Stop complaining about the 970 performance and return it just like I did or sell it in amazon. With the 3.5ghz issue and everything it still outperforms the AMD 290 in about every non Mantle games.
I really hope that you’re not
I really hope that you’re not addressing this crap of yours at me. Because see above.
who the heck ever actually
who the heck ever actually installs drives using windows update.
The drives don’t even come pre selected if i remember right
People who are lazy or not
People who are lazy or not very computer literate.
I’ve done it twice. Once intentionally and it immediately broke the system. Another time by accident because it did have it automatically checked and I zoomed through the install updates and noticed half-way through the installation. They might have changed that later on, but it was ironic because I had the latest drivers installed and it pulled some older version so I downgraded myself lol.
Educate yourself before you
Educate yourself before you post, you don’t have a choice in the preview. All auto updates all the time…
Was this under win8 or 10?
Was this under win8 or 10?
Windows 10 only.
Windows 10 only.
how long do you think it will
how long do you think it will take before they add AMD Drivers to windows Update?
and have the Raptr Gaming Evolve app as an optional update?
Doubtful. The Windows Update
Doubtful. The Windows Update NVIDIA driver did not have GeForce Experience. I seriously doubt that it would have a third-party competitor on AMD's driver.
Installed AMD driver
Installed AMD driver ver.15.200.1006.0 though WU around 5 days ago. Not sure about Raptr (it was already installed) but CCC was missing after update. That driver caused constant crashes of MPC-HC/BE. Returned to 14.12.
Why would a motherboard “die”
Why would a motherboard “die” during a Windows Update?
It had trouble rebooting.
It had trouble rebooting. This time the trouble happened on a reboot that installed Windows Update. If left on, it would go for weeks without error though.
Based on Anandtech’s resent
Based on Anandtech’s resent article with DX12 performance, AMD does have drivers available for GCN 1.1 cards and latter (GCN 1.0 support will come latter), and Nvidia supports Kepler and latter, with Fermi support on it’s way.
Probably Kepler, Maxwell and GCN 1.1+ will be about fully supporting DX12, while GCN 1.0 and Fermi probably will not support all the DX12 features.
With this new driver with
__cdecl eva::d3d11::device_resources::create_texture_2d(const struct D3D11_TEXTURE2D_DESC &,const struct D3D11_SUBRESOURCE_DATA *) const
With this new driver with Windows 10 Preview Futuremark Firestrike Extreme fails as follows: Unexpected error running tests.
Workload Single init returned error message: eva::d3d11::rendering::deferred_scene_renderer::render(): File: device_resources.cpp
Function: class eva::com_ptr
Expression: hr: DX11 call failed [-2147024882].
Ran out of memory
I have two GTX 970 SSC cards in SLI.
I can confirm DX12 WDDM 2.0
I can confirm DX12 WDDM 2.0 Drivers for AMD, at least for my 290.
BTW why are you running that monitor at 60Hz?
Yup same here.
Yup same here.
Default after a Windows
Default after a Windows restore. It was bumped to 120Hz later that day. Don't worry, I got around to it. :p
It’s funny to see so many
It’s funny to see so many people complain about Windows Updates screwing up their install of a PREVIEW version of Windows 10.
If you’re not prepared for things like that happening, don’t be testing pre-beta software.
I wasn’t complaining, and it
I wasn't complaining, and it wasn't Windows' fault. My motherboard hitched co-inciding with a Windows Update. That could have also bricked Windows 7, XP, 95, and so forth. Bad luck because I put off repairs.