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DirectX 11 Review

Tina de Pierre

DirectX runtime for Vista and higher

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DirectX 11 for Windows Vista/DirectX 11 for Windows XP is an update to Microsoft's graphics acceleration for Windows and providers updates to Pixel Shaders, Direct3D, DirectSound, DirectX Media and DirectSetup. The 11 update also providers for a smoothing gaming experience for a number of titles and is required by many modern 3D games. DirectX 11 also introduces support for tessellation, improving multithreading support and can take advantage of multi-core processors and better computing of shaders.

Some games supporting DirectX 11:

  • Aliens vs. Predator
  • Battlefield 3
  • Civilization V
  • Dragon Age II
  • Lost Planet 2
  • Medal of Honor
  • Red Faction: Armageddon
  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm

This version of DirectX 11 is not officially supported on older operation systems before Windows Vista, so Windows XP users aren't so lucky.

If you're using Windows XP, check out DirectX 9.0C. This version is for Windows Vista only.

Users running Windows 7 already have a version higher than DirectX 11.

DirectX 11 Update is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from components without restrictions. DirectX 11 Update 11 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

Compatibility with this software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from Microsoft.

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Components Downloads

  1. DirectX A new version of Microsoft DirectX 11 for Windows Vista
  2. DirectX Graphics acceleration for Windows
  3. Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Download the Microsoft .NET Framework v4.0.30319
  4. Microsoft .NET Framework Client Profile Offline installer installs the necessary components to use .NET framework apps
  5. Microsoft .NET Framework Extended The full Microsoft .NET Framework 4
  6. DirectX Control Panel Accesses settings of the DirectX component in Windows from Control Panel
  7. Windows XP Service Pack 2 The most important upgrade for Windows XP
  8. Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Redist package for Windows