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All posts tagged "DirectX 11.1"

  • Microsoft forces gamers to take the plunge: DirectX 11.1 is Windows 8-only

    Microsoft has announced its DirectX 11.1 API is only available for Windows 8 users. This development should leave users, specifically gamers, in the lurch long-term. The API comes standard for all Windows 8 and RT users, but those still smitten with Windows 7 will not be able to enjoy any of the new DirectX enhancements. Microsoft's Dev Center details the new features which offer Windows 8 developers the ability to design programs to be fully immersed in the Live Tile experience. The reason for the change is Microsoft's visually intensive focus with the new Windows 8 OS. Its design...