Nov 152012

A few days ago, we have reported that Microsoft decided the graphics software DirectX 11.1 is exclusive for Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows Server 2012, and there are no plans to make it available on Windows 7, but it seems that now Microsoft has changed its idea, according to the latest Windows and DirectX blog, it will soon release Windows 7 DirectX 11.1 same as the IE10.

The blog said in the future they will add DirectX 11.1 on Windows 7 platform and does not include Windows Server 2008 R2:

At the same tine the blog also said these new features will also be applied on Windows 7 platform, but still part of the functions are exclusive for Windows 8 system.

Nov 132012

Microsoft has confirmed that the latest version graphics processing software DirectX 11.1 exist as Windows 8 proprietary software, which means Windows 7 can only continue to use DirectX 11.

DirectX update greatlyest impacted the game industry, as the latest game often uses the latest version DirectX to develop in order to pursue higher screen effects, if you want to get the most flattering effect of a game, the DirectX 11.1 will undoubtedly be the best choice. But it needs game makers to consider that how many gamers have upgraded to Win8.

In fact, the real problem is not the game makers but for the ordinary gamers. Because the game makers can provide from DirectX 9 to DirectX 11.1 multiple choices in the game at the same time, what players have to decide is to upgrade the system or continue to use Win7 to experience lower grade game.