AMD expects a wave of DirectX 11 games in 2009
AMD wants t be the precursor for DirectX 11 and expects a lot of DX11 games this year. The new API is supposed to establish itself much faster than DirectX 10.
Apparently AMD is convinced that this year a wave of DirectX 11 games will hit the market. The developers are supposed to make use of Microsoft's new API rather fast. When DirectX 10 was introduced to the market in 2006 the relevant games followed five months later. This is not supposed to be the case with DirectX 11. The first tiles are said to be available right on the start.
The Developer Relations Team at AMD is already working at high speed to deal with the wishes of the developers. Currently it is the target to support every developer. Furthermore it doesn't seem to need a lot of effort to convince the developers of the new API. AMD is said to have shipped the first graphics cards with DirectX 11 support to the developers already. But special DirectX 11 wouldn't be necessary in some parts to get more performance from the API. New features like a better multi-core optimization and other API enhancements are working with current hardware, too.
At the Computex AMD revealed that the first DirectX 11 games will come from Codemasters, Phenomic/EA and Rebellion.
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