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DirectX 12 Will be Exclusive to Windows 10

Category: Gaming
Posted: 08:04AM

It was reported last November that DirectX 12, which provides improved performance thanks to improved CPU utilization, lower-level access, and more, may not come to Windows 7. Microsoft has just confirmed that claim, which was originally made by Richard Huddy, the Chief Gaming Scientist at AMD, by announcing that DirectX 12 will be exclusive to Windows 10. This is not the first time that Microsoft has made its DirectX API exclusive to a certain version of Windows, with DirectX 10 being exclusive to Windows Vista. For gamers who wish to access and benefit from the performance improvements that DirectX 12 will bring to the table, Windows 10 is going to be a required upgrade. Fortunately, Microsoft is offering Windows 10 as a free upgrade to Windows 7 and 8.1 users, as long as the upgrade takes place within the first year of the release of the operating system.

Source: TweakTown

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