Direct X 12 ab 2015, verfolgt den gleichen Ansatz wie Mantle:
Hardware wird keine Neue benötigt, welches OS vorrausgesetzt wird (mindestens Win 8?) ist noch nicht bekannt.
Originally Posted by Microsoft
Q: Should I wait to buy a new PC or GPU?
A: No – if you buy a PC with supported graphics hardware (over 80% of gamer PCs currently being sold), you’ll be able to enjoy all the power of DirectX 12 games as soon as they are available.
Q: Does DirectX 12 include anything besides Direct3D 12?
A: Also new is a set of cutting-edge graphics tools for developers. Since this is a preview of DirectX 12 focused on Direct3D 12, other technologies may be previewed at a later date.
Q: When will I be able to get my hands on DirectX 12?
A: We are targeting Holiday 2015 games.
Q: What hardware will support Direct3D 12 / will my existing hardware support Direct3D 12?
A: We will link to our hardware partners’ websites as they announce their hardware support for Direct3D 12.