DirectX 12 Ultimate starting to arrive
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Ultimately

A new DirectX badge is going to start showing up on graphics hardware: It's called DirectX 12 Ultimate, and it denotes support for "ALL next generation graphics hardware features".

Vulkan API gets Vulkan Ray Tracing
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Cross-platform, cross-vendor ray tracing

The Khronos Group has added Vulkan Ray Tracing extensions to Vulkan API, creating the industry's first open, cross-vendor, cross platform standard for ray tracing acceleration.

AMD confirms there won't be anymore reference blower fans
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At least not on consumer/gamer graphics cards

AMD has now confirmed that it has finally said goodbye to reference blower-style fans for consumer/gamer Radeon graphics cards, and has even teased a possible future design during its recent Financial Analyst Day 2020.

Nvidia rolls out a Geforce 442.50 WHQL Game Ready driver
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One to have for new season/expansions of Apex Legends, The Division 2, and ARK: Survival Evolved

Nvidia has released its latest Geforce 442.50 WHQL Game Ready graphics driver with support for some upcoming games, support for new G-Sync Compatible monitors, and a couple of bug fixes.

Asus unveils Geforce RTX 2060 Dual Mini
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A direct competitor to the RX 5600 XT at $299.99

Asus has unveiled its newest model of the Geforce RTX 2060 graphics card, the RTX 2060 Dual Mini, which will be a direct competitor to AMD's RX 5600 XT at $299.99, and come in two versions, with and without a factory overclock.