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AMD: Direct X is holding back PC gaming.

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  1. HookeyStreet

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    http://www.next-gen.biz/news/amd-“directx-is-getting-in-the-way”

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    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2011/03/16/farewell-to-directx/1

     
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    While probably true, isn't it AMD and nVidia's job to make sure developers HAVE low level access to the hardware? They're basically saying that the other guy doing their job isn't very good at it, or am I getting this wrong?
     
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    Xbox is a platform with zero variations with it's hardware and the same can be said for PS3.

    PCs, on the other hand, have literally thousands of variations with their hardware: one can't code specifically for each variation and thus need something common with all of them: the APIs.

    They're far from perfect but considering they let us do all they do with so many different hardware components, they're a "necessary evil".



    Wasn't there another thread about this?
     
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