Windows 10 bootcamp for gaming

fabric17

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Aug 3, 2011
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Hello!
any "early" experience with DirectX 12 on windows 10 bootcamp for gaming ?
Microsoft says performance improvements with new games. ;-)

Thanks

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netkas

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Oct 2, 2007
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DX12 is already there and nvidia has even driver for it with feature level 12_0 for GM20X cards

but the only game that can utilize it right now is 3dmark.
 

netkas

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Already said that, repeating:

To have gains you have to use dx12 application, the only application that supports dx12 right now is 3dmark's api overhead test.
 

neomorpheus

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Dec 17, 2014
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I installed build 10130 yesterday on my cMP and it is running ok.

There was a bit of a hiccup with boot camp, the hard drive needed to be formatted by the W10 installer, but after that, it was ok.
Very fast.
 

Moonshot

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You can't. Directx is a Microsoft Windows program. You will need to install Windows 10 on your mac before you can get DX12.
DirectX was created in the late 90's by Microsoft specifically for games to have more direct access to hardware. Back then the big thing was 3DFX VoodDoo and Glide (if any of you remember). DirectX for graphics wasn't really a big thing until 3DFX died and DirectX 9 came out. Anyone remember the ATI 9700 Pro? It was awesome for several years, right up until NVIDIA release the 6600 and 6800 cards (some were bundled with Doom3). Anyway, enough walking down memory lane...

OS X doesn't need DirectX in order to run games, it needs games ported to it. If you need to play Windows games, then you need to dual boot to Windows via Bootcamp. It's a good idea to wait until Windows 10 is released officially and install that. Until then, just use 8.1.
 
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