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#1 Liskiller

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:39 AM

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For those Windows 7 user who aren't going to upgrade to Windows 8 but still like to get DirectX 11.1, you are of luck. Microsoft is going to keep the latest version of DirectX as an exclusive for Windows 8, along with Windows RT and Windows Server 2012.

In a recent post on the Microsoft Answers forum, Microsoft employee Daniel Moth stated, "DirectX 11.1 is part of Windows 8, just like DirectX 11 was part of Windows 7. DirectX 11 was made available for Vista .... but at this point there is no plan for DirectX 11.1 to be made available on Windows 7."

If you don't know what new features have been added to DirectX 11.1, then go to this page. Microsoft has listed all the new features of DirectX 11.1 there.

Source: Microsoft Answers forum

Update: Microsoft adds some DirectX 11.1 features to Windows 7 via update KB 2670838. Read Here

Edited by Liskiller, 15 November 2012 - 01:44 AM.


#2 xsever

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:50 AM

Shame on them!

#3 Maximum Payne

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 09:57 AM

Considering you need dx 11.1 graphic card , it will be long time when some developer use it.
They don't even use dx11 that often :)

#4 Mayankoo

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:18 AM

But still it's just cruel tactics of Microsoft for not offering DirectX 11.1 update...
Shame on you Microsoft... :(

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:54 PM

This fucking sucks!

#6 R@6271M3

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:32 PM

What's the major difference between DirectX 9, 10 and 11? A lot of games have option to run them in either DX9 or DX11 modes but I can't see any difference, except for better shadow and bump maps.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 06:00 PM

What's the major difference between DirectX 9, 10 and 11? A lot of games have option to run them in either DX9 or DX11 modes but I can't see any difference, except for better shadow and bump maps.

Tessellation is the biggest difference..

Edited by Preath, 11 November 2012 - 02:19 PM.


#8 pcHuntqwerty

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 06:01 PM

@R@6271M3

Watch this:


Edited by pcHuntqwerty, 10 November 2012 - 06:02 PM.


#9 Maximum Payne

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 07:38 PM

What's the major difference between DirectX 9, 10 and 11? A lot of games have option to run them in either DX9 or DX11 modes but I can't see any difference, except for better shadow and bump maps.

DX10 and DX11 give you more framerate then DX9 (depending on games )

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:51 AM

Tessellation is the biggest difference..

Tessellation is in Dx 11, which is already in Windows 7. Dx 11.1 itself is nothing much. I don't even know anyone out there that has a Dx 11.1 card. Why are you guys harping over this?

F*CK M$! YEAH! SHAME ON THEM! /s

Edited by FalseAgent, 11 November 2012 - 10:53 AM.


#11 Preath

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:18 PM


Tessellation is the biggest difference..

Tessellation is in Dx 11, which is already in Windows 7. Dx 11.1 itself is nothing much. I don't even know anyone out there that has a Dx 11.1 card. Why are you guys harping over this?

F*CK M$! YEAH! SHAME ON THEM! /s


Well, i was answering R@6271M3 about the difference between DX 9 - 11. I may just have forgot to quote his post.

#12 BinaryChaos

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:10 PM

<_< They might as well say they don't support Windows 7 anymore because that is where it's headed. When Windows media player 13 comes out I'm sure it won't be supported by Windows 7.

This is the beginning of the end of Windows 7 as we speak.

Edited by BinaryChaos, 11 November 2012 - 04:11 PM.


#13 Phenom II

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 05:40 PM

Oh what a shame, like theres gonna be a massive number of DX11.1 games suddenly appearing, were lucky to get DX11 games as it is, not going to lose much sleep over that

#14 Phenom II

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 05:43 PM


Tessellation is the biggest difference..

I don't even know anyone out there that has a Dx 11.1 card. Why are you guys harping over this?


You do now

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#15 M.Sudoku

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:29 AM

"DirectX 11.1 is included in Windows 8. It supports WDDM 1.2 for increased performance, features improved integration of Direct2D, Direct3D, and DirectCompute, and includes DirectXMath, XAudio2, and XInput libraries from the XNA framework. It also features stereoscopic 3D support for gaming and video"

From Windows 8 official guide.

DirectX 11.1. also has improved version of Tessellation but I think its just a minor update.

Btw, this is best example of Tessellation:

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