DV Hardware - bringing you the hottest news about processors, graphics cards, Intel, AMD, NVIDIA, hardware and technology!

   Home | News submit | News Archives | Reviews | Articles | Howto's | Advertise
 
DarkVision Hardware - Daily tech news
November 13, 2018 
Main Menu
Home
Info
News archives
Articles
Howto
Reviews
 

Who's Online
There are currently 98 people online.

 

Latest Reviews
Arctic BioniX F120 and F140 fans
Jaybird Freedom 2 wireless sport headphones
Ewin Racing Champion gaming chair
Zowie P-TF Rough mousepad
Zowie FK mouse
BitFenix Ronin case
Ozone Rage ST headset
Lamptron FC-10 SE fan controller
 

Follow us
RSS
 

Windows 7 receives some DirectX 11.1 features

Posted on Thursday, November 15 2012 @ 20:52:30 CET by


Microsoft logo
Looks like Windows 7 receives some DirectX 11.1 features after all. On MSDN, Microsoft reveals that portions of the DirectX 11.1 runtime are being made available for Windows 7 SP1 via the Platform Update for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (KB 2670838) included with the Internet Explorer 10 Release Preview for Windows 7.

WDDM 1.2 remains a Windows 8 exclusive though, including the support for stereoscopic 3D without additional software.
Here is a quick summary of what KB 2670838 adds to Windows 7 Service Pack 1 / Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1:

  • ID3D11Device1, ID2D1Factory1, IDWriteFactory1, IDXGIFactory2, IWICImagingFactory2, ID3DUserDefinedAnnotation and related APIs are available. Methods that depend on WDDM 1.2 drivers or new Windows Store app APIs are not supported.
  • Improved Direct3D 11 device interoperability via ID3DDeviceContextState, including the improved interop with Direct2D/DirectWrite
  • D3D11_FEATURE_DATA_D3D9_OPTIONS feature detection
  • In addition to the new Windows 8 WIC features, this update also fixes decoding of 96bpp floating-point TIFF images.

    All other features of DirectX 11.1 are Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012 only.




  •  



     

    DV Hardware - Privacy statement
    All logos and trademarks are property of their respective owner.
    The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2002-2018 DM Media Group bvba