Direct3D 11 on 12 Updates

(article by Jesse Natalie, posted by Shawn on his behalf) It’s been quite a while since we last talked about D3D11On12, which enables incremental porting of an application from D3D11 to D3D12 by allowing developers to use D3D11 interfaces and objects to drive the D3D12 API. Since that time, there’s been quite a few changes,…


New in D3D12 – DRED helps developers diagnose GPU faults

DRED stands for Device Removed Extended Data.  DRED is an evolving set of diagnostic features designed to help identify the cause of unexpected device removal errors, delivering automatic breadcrumbs and GPU-page fault reporting on hardware that supports the necessary features (more about that later). DRED version 1.1 is available today in the latest 19H1 builds…


Direct3D team office has a Wall of GPU History

When you are the team behind something like Direct3D, you need many different graphics cards to test on.  And when you’ve been doing this for as long as we have, you’ll inevitably accumulate a LOT of cards left over from years gone by.  What to do with them all?  One option would be to store…