ID3D12CommandQueue interface

Provides methods for submitting command lists, synchronizing command list execution, instrumenting the command queue, and updating resource tile mappings.


The ID3D12CommandQueue interface has these methods.

Method Description
ID3D12CommandQueue::BeginEvent Not intended to be called directly.  Use the PIX event runtime to insert events into a command queue.
ID3D12CommandQueue::CopyTileMappings Copies mappings from a source reserved resource to a destination reserved resource.
ID3D12CommandQueue::EndEvent Not intended to be called directly.  Use the PIX event runtime to insert events into a command queue.
ID3D12CommandQueue::ExecuteCommandLists Submits an array of command lists for execution.
ID3D12CommandQueue::GetClockCalibration This method samples the CPU and GPU timestamp counters at the same moment in time.
ID3D12CommandQueue::GetDesc Gets the description of the command queue.
ID3D12CommandQueue::GetTimestampFrequency This method is used to determine the rate at which the GPU timestamp counter increments.
ID3D12CommandQueue::SetMarker Not intended to be called directly.  Use the PIX event runtime to insert events into a command queue.
ID3D12CommandQueue::Signal Updates a fence to a specified value.
ID3D12CommandQueue::UpdateTileMappings Updates mappings of tile locations in reserved resources to memory locations in a resource heap.
ID3D12CommandQueue::Wait Waits until the specified fence reaches or exceeds the specified value.


Use ID3D12Device::CreateCommandQueue to create a command queue object.


The D3D12nBodyGravity sample uses ID3D12CommandQueue as follows:

Header file declarations.

// Compute objects.
ComPtr m_computeAllocator[ThreadCount];
ComPtr m_computeCommandQueue[ThreadCount];
ComPtr m_computeCommandList[ThreadCount];

Asynchronous compute thread.

DWORD D3D12nBodyGravity::AsyncComputeThreadProc(int threadIndex)
    ID3D12CommandQueue* pCommandQueue = m_computeCommandQueue[threadIndex].Get();
    ID3D12CommandAllocator* pCommandAllocator = m_computeAllocator[threadIndex].Get();
    ID3D12GraphicsCommandList* pCommandList = m_computeCommandList[threadIndex].Get();
    ID3D12Fence* pFence = m_threadFences[threadIndex].Get();
while (0 == InterlockedGetValue(&m_terminating))
    // Run the particle simulation.

    // Close and execute the command list.
    ID3D12CommandList* ppCommandLists[] = { pCommandList };

    pCommandQueue->ExecuteCommandLists(1, ppCommandLists);

    // Wait for the compute shader to complete the simulation.
    UINT64 threadFenceValue = InterlockedIncrement(&m_threadFenceValues[threadIndex]);
    ThrowIfFailed(pCommandQueue->Signal(pFence, threadFenceValue));
    ThrowIfFailed(pFence->SetEventOnCompletion(threadFenceValue, m_threadFenceEvents[threadIndex]));
    WaitForSingleObject(m_threadFenceEvents[threadIndex], INFINITE);

    // Wait for the render thread to be done with the SRV so that
    // the next frame in the simulation can run.
    UINT64 renderContextFenceValue = InterlockedGetValue(&m_renderContextFenceValues[threadIndex]);
    if (m_renderContextFence->GetCompletedValue() < renderContextFenceValue)
        ThrowIfFailed(pCommandQueue->Wait(m_renderContextFence.Get(), renderContextFenceValue));
        InterlockedExchange(&m_renderContextFenceValues[threadIndex], 0);

    // Swap the indices to the SRV and UAV.
    m_srvIndex[threadIndex] = 1 - m_srvIndex[threadIndex];

    // Prepare for the next frame.
    ThrowIfFailed(pCommandList->Reset(pCommandAllocator, m_computeState.Get()));

return 0;


Refer to the Example Code in the D3D12 Reference.


Target Platform Windows
Header d3d12.h

See Also

Core Interfaces