DirectX Developer Blog

DXC 1.8.2405 Available Now, Including HLSL 202x

The HLSL team is excited to announce DXC 1.8.2405 which is a packed release! In addition to a healthy assortment of bug fixes and quality of life improvements, this release features two things we’re really excited about. First this is the first DXC release to contain Windows binaries built with Clang alongside the binaries built with MSVC, ...

D3D12 Work Graphs

This is the official release of D3D12 Work Graphs, enabling new types of GPU autonomy, originally available as a preview in 2023. To start, here's what Epic sees: With the proliferation of GPU-driven rendering techniques - such as Nanite in Unreal Engine 5 - the role of the CPU is trending towards primarily resource management and ...

HLSL 2021 Migration Guide

The DirectX Shader Compiler Summer 2023 release is live! The most significant change in this release is the enabling of the HLSL 2021 language version by default. HLSL 2021 includes templates, operator overloads, bitfields, short-circuiting, and modernizations to loop variable scope and implicit struct casting. You can read about the details ...