Jianye Lu

Program Manager, Graphics Team

Program Manager on the Graphics Team at Microsoft.

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DirectX at Game Stack Live 2021

At Game Stack Live 2021, DirectX team shared how they continue evolving DirectX with the latest features across hardware and providing the greatest tools and support. Hardware partners also shared their updates on DirectX support.

DirectX 12 Ultimate for Holiday 2020

DirectX 12 Ultimate is the new gold standard for gaming graphics on both PC and the next generation of Xbox consoles. In this blog post, we will show PC gamers which hardware fully support DX12 Ultimate, how to use Xbox Game Bar to check for DX12 Ultimate support, and where to find games utilizing DX12 Ultimate features.

Dev Preview of New DirectX 12 Features

In this blog post, we will preview a suite of new DirectX 12 features, including DirectX Raytracing tier 1.1, Mesh Shader, and Sampler Feedback. All these features are currently available in Windows 10 Insider Preview Builds (20H1).

Porting DirectX 12 games to Windows 7

We publish documents, header files, binaries, and samples to allow game developers to run their DirectX 12 games on Windows 7.

Use VHD to Accelerate DirectX 12 Development

In case game developers are limited on how frequently they can upgrade Windows 10 on their dev machines, they can use VHD files to quickly set up a new Windows 10 OS partition and to access new or preview features from DirectX 12.

World of Warcraft uses DirectX 12 running on Windows 7

Today, with game patch 8.1.5 for World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, Blizzard becomes the first game developer to use DirectX 12 for Windows 7! Now, Windows 7 WoW gamers can run the game using DirectX 12 and enjoy a framerate boost.