Microsoft has revealed the latest version of its DirectX API at GDC.
The new version has been designed work across across multiple platforms including PC, Xbox One, tablets and smartphones.
It was claimed he API reduces CPU overhead significantly compared to DirectX 11 and was designed from scratch to take full advantage of advanced GPU hardware features on next-gen systems.
DirectX 12 was shown off on stage with a tech demo of Forza 5 running on a PC powered by an Nvidia Geforce Titan Black by Microsoft DirectX development manager Anuj Gosalia.
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