Nixxes has released a new patch for the Rise of the Tomb Raider on PC which reportedly adds the support for long awaited DirectX 12 multi gpu along with Asynchronous Compute and V-Sync Toggle.

According to the game’s Steam page, the new patch will be available to download when the players start the game next time. While those who own the game from Windows Store will be getting the patch in the coming weeks.

DirectX 12 multi gpu gained the momentum when it was announced. The Explicit multi-adapter allows multiple DirectX 12 supported graphics cards from different manufacturers to work together, regardless of performance.

Meanwhile Asynchronous Compute, the feature which affected game’s performance dramatically by reducing stress and load from the hardware at lower latency and increase the efficiency of graphics cards. Apparently, DirectX 12 supported titles worked better with the AMD powered graphics card due to Async Compute of the hardware.

The studio revealed patch notes for the game;

  • Adds DirectX12 Multi-GPU support. Many of you have requested this, so DirectX 12 now supports NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFireX configurations.
  • The benefits of DirectX 12 are still the same, but now you are less likely to be GPU bottlenecked and can reach higher framerates due to the improved CPU utilization DirectX 12 offers.
  • Adds utilization of DirectX 12 Asynchronous Compute, on AMD GCN 1.1 GPUs and NVIDIA Pascal-based GPUs, for improved GPU performance.
  • On the latest Windows 10 version, V-sync can now be disabled (Windows Store version), and behavior of disabled V-sync has been improved (Steam version).
  • Improvements to stereoscopic 3D rendering, including fixes for NIVIDA Surround and AMD Eyefinity in combination with stereoscopic 3D.
  • Improved default settings for certain integrated GPUs.
  • Removes the Voidhammer Shotgun for users that do not have Cold Darkness Awakens DLC or have not yet unlocked it by rescuing prisoners in Cold Darkness Awakens.
  • A fix for a save issue where some game state could get lost in very rare circumstances.
  • This patch force-disables the Steam Overlay when using DirectX 12. This is due to stability issues with the Steam Overlay in combination with DirectX 12.
  • A fix for crashes with VXAO enabled on NVIDIA GTX1080 cards.
  • A variety of other smaller optimizations, bug-fixes, and tweaks.

And for the multi GPU, it provided the links to download the driver

We recommend using the following drivers, especially for Multi-GPU:
AMD: http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/AMD-Radeon-Software-Crimson-Edition-16.6.1-Release-Notes.aspx
NVIDIA: http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/104726/en-us

Rise of the Tomb Raider is one of the few games that actually support features of Async Compute and Multi GPU from the DirectX 12. The game was released earlier this year for Xbox One and PC.