The new NVIDIA RTX IO tech allows for games that use it to experience faster texture loading times with its GPUs, while also cutting down the texture file size. It will be added to other new games.
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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.
In a recent interview, AMD explained the benefits of its new SmartAccess Storage (SAS) tech which it debuted at Computex. The company also confirmed that not all NVMe SSDs are SAS ready.
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.
AMD debuts today its new SmartAccess Storage technology which marries the goodness of Microsoft's DirectStorage with its own Smart Access Memory technology, promising faster game load times, and more.
AMD is allegedly working on a new Smart Access Storage (SAS) technology that might be based on Microsoft's DirectStorage. Rumor has it that the new tech is heading to a new Corsair laptop.