Time to upgrade PC Graphics card?

I recently began writing the 4th chapter of my upcoming book on “Developing Windows 8 Applications using Microsoft C++”. The 4th chapter is all about concurrency and AMP. As I continue writing and developing samples, I noticed that all the samples are running under WARP (an emulator, for short). This is because none of my home PCs (2 of them excluding my 1 self-owned laptop and 1 provided-by-MS laptop) have a DX11 card capable of running AMP. I am going to hit the local market today and shop for a decent graphics card. My eyes are currently set on the NVidia GeForce GTX 570 or the GTX 550i. Will post an update on how my shopping goes today.


Bonus drooling announcement: The GTX 570 comes with 480 cores on the GPU!!!



4 thoughts on “Time to upgrade PC Graphics card?

  1. Tom Kirby-Green

    I’d be very interest to hear any advice you might have about getting a mobile DX11 card. My. Desktop owning days are over, but I want to be able to develop C++ AMP.

    Kind regards,


    1. Andrew7Webb

      I would consider waiting for the Microsoft Surface or similar computers that have the 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i5 or i7 processor with HD 4000 graphics that supports DX11, and also a touch screen.

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