We look at DirectX12 Ultimate features and supported graphics cards, which Microsoft offers a combination of a number of features.
DirectX 12 Ultimate has become an important standard adopted for both PC and next-generation Xbox consoles. This standard includes features such as Ray Tracing, Variable Rate Shading (VRS), Mesh Shading and Sampler Feedback.
All game developers can access the DX 12 Ultimate APIs, and for example, thanks to the DXR (DirectX Raytracing) API, it is possible to add Ray Tracing support to games. Using DXR and other additional features means more satisfying images and better performance. Microsoft’s DX12U also works compatible with the Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Bar.
Graphics Cards With DirectX 12 Ultimate Support
If you are going to buy a new video card or plan to own a new system, you will see the “DirectX 12 Ultimate” tag in the boxes or product pages of the cards.
AMD Radeon RX 6000 series
Based on AMD’S RDNA 2 architecture, the RX 6000 series graphics cards offer support for all DirectX 12 Ultimate features and also carry the Ultimate logo.
NVIDIA RTX 20 and RTX 30 series
We wrote that Nvidia’S RTX 20 series with Turing architecture fully supports DX 12 Ultimate. The next generation of Ampere architecture graphics cards can also naturally use all the features. Also advanced 2. next-generation RTX cores offer a better ray tracing experience.
- NVIDIA GeForce 20 serisi ( Turing )
- NVIDIA GeForce 30 serisi ( Ampere )
Intel Xe-HPG graphics cards
HPG-class graphics cards built on Intel’s XE architecture are likely to be released in 2021. These cards will range from mid-level to upper-class acting and offer Ray Tracing support.
However, we expect support for all DX12U features as well as the DXR API.
Check DirectX 12 Ultimate Support
You can open the Xbox Game Bar by pressing Windows+G to check your computer’s support. Then click Settings (wheel icon) and the game Properties button. Here you can see if your PC supports DirectX 12 Ultimate.