DirectStorage API Works Even with PCIe Gen3 NVMe SSDs
Microsoft on Tuesday, in a developer presentation, verified that the DirectStorage API, designed to velocity up the storage sub-system, is compatible even with NVMe SSDs that use the PCI-Express Gen 3 host interface. It also confirmed that all GPUs suitable with DirectX twelve help the characteristic. A feature building its way to the Personal computer from consoles, DirectStorage permits the GPU to immediately access an NVMe storage unit, paving the way for GPU-accelerated decompression of game belongings.
This performs to reduce latencies at the storage sub-procedure stage, and offload the CPU. Any DirectX 12-appropriate GPU technically supports DirectStorage, according to Microsoft. The company on the other hand endorses DirectX 12 Final GPUs “for the greatest practical experience.” The GPU-accelerated activity asset decompression is handled by means of compute shaders. In addition to minimizing latencies DirectStorage is said to speed up the Sampler Responses function in DirectX twelve Ultimate.
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