Microsoft surprises with Preview release 10159
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Two builds in two days

Three days ago we received a notification that Windows 10158 was available and we got this build installed. 

Nvidia releases Geforce 352.86 Game Ready WHQL driver
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As well as first Windows 10 OS 352.84 WHQL driver

Nvidia has been rolling out Game Ready Geforce graphics card drivers with almost every major game launch and has now announced its first Geforce 352.84 WHQL-certified driver for Windows 10, as well as the new Geforce 352.86 WHQL Gamer Ready drivers for current Windows OS versions.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided gets first trailer
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Part of AMD Gaming Evolved program

Square Enix has officially released the announcement trailer for the upcoming Deus Ex: Mankind Divided game that will be coming to PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One as well as be a part of AMD Gaming Evolved program, which means it will have support for DirectX 12 and AMD TressFX 3.0.

AMD shows DirectX 12 performance in 3DMark benchmark
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DirectX 12 does well on AMD R9 290X and FX-8370

Now that Futuremark has released a new update for 3DMark which brings 3DMark API Overhead benchmark, AMD was quite keen to show some performance figures on its Radeon R9 290X graphics card, as well as performance scaling on the octa-core FX-8370 CPU.

Futuremark releases 3DMark update with API Overhead feature-set
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For measuring difference between DX11, DX12 and Mantle APIs

Futuremark has released a new 3DMark update with the new API Overhead feature test, meant to measure the difference in DirectX 11, DirectX 12 and Mantle API performance.

AMD says the future of Mantle is DirectX 12
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Focus on DirectX 12 instead

It looks like the Mantle API developed by AMD is slowly reaching its end of its useful life.

Braswell 14nm Atom graphics supports DirectX 12
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4K times 2K resolution too

Braswell 14nm Atom is coming to notebooks / netbooks in Q3 2015, with a new iGPU in tow. 

Windows 10 gets Cortana, new Start menu
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New Preview Release 9926 tested

After Windows 8's lack of success and Windows 8.1 being a bandaid on a slit throat, Microsoft seems to have come back with something rather good for Windows 10.. 

Windows 10 preview runs DirectX 12
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Call of Duty Advanced Warfare runs on Intel HD 5000


We spent most of the day tinkering with the Windows 10 preview release, Build 9926, which is the latest build that brings a few new things, including the Cortana voice assistant and DirectX 12. 

DirectX 12 will run most current GPUs just fine
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Latest GPUs only needed to unlock the full potential

Microsoft said during the Windows 10 demo that most current graphics cards or those defined as DirectX 11/11.1 cards will take advantage of a great number of the DirectX 12 features, but if you want to unlock he full potential of DirectX 12, you will need a graphics card that is a true DirectX 12 card with a DirectX 12 capable GPU.