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Microsoft promised big things for PC gaming with its new DirectStorage API. The first title to feature the technology, Forspoken, is out and test results definitely look quite impressive.
Forspoken, the first title with Microsoft DirectStorage is out, and the early tests show quite promising results. Square Enix claims around 1-2 second loads which happen to indeed be the case mostly.
Microsoft's DirectStorage API version 1.1 is now available to developers. The new version brings GPU decompression technology which claims to improve load times by up to 3x or by 200%.
The arrival of Microsoft's DirectStorage API in a game has likely been delayed once again as Forspoken, which is the first game to implement the technology, has been pushed back once more.
AMD debuted its new SmartAccess Storage tech at Computex 2022 recently but details on it were scarce. Later in a separate interview, the company shared more information about the feature.
Nvidia has finally taken the wraps off its RTX 30 series of graphics cards, with the star of the show being the RTX 3080. It nearly doubles the performance over Turing cards in multiple fields.