just thought to share this with you guys since this has some relevance for the community (i think).
AMD's Richard Hubby spoke at the PDXLAN on current tech and on DX-12, Mantle and Freesync.
- Freesync Monitors: avaible (hopefully) december or january. One model already avaible that will patch Freesync in later. Up to 100 Bucks cheaper than G-Sync models.
- Mantle SDK will be avaible before the end of the year and is supposed to turn into an open standard. AMD is not pushing for licensing fees or licensing limitations so even Nvidia and Intel are free to implement it.
- DX 12 will not be release for Win 7. DX 11.3 will be responsible for the new GPU functions while DX 12 will handle the CPU functions, if Win 7 will see a release of DX 11.3 is unsure.