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Hello World: DirectX 12 developer edition
Hello World: DirectX 12 developer edition
Hello graphics developer pals! We're as excited as a ninja-cat-riding-a-T-Rex to share our work with you all. We’ve been working with some of you already and we're excited to welcome any newcomers! So, let me give you a little tour of where you can find the content you may be looking for. Let’s meet up after the T-Rex, shall we? &...
GRFX at //build 2015: What will you build?
GRFX at //build 2015: What will you build?
Hi all! Wow, we've had a busy year for the graphics teams here at Microsoft.  In addition to busily building the graphics features and upgrades you’ll get your hands on with Windows 10, we've been out and about. We've run into you at standout events like GDC, XFest, and, most recently, //build.Read on for a high-level recap of the ...
DirectX 12 Multiadapter: Lighting up dormant silicon and making it work for you
DirectX 12 Multiadapter: Lighting up dormant silicon and making it work for you
Are you one of the millions of PC users with a laptop or a desktop system with an integrated GPU as well as a discrete GPU?  Before Windows 10 and DirectX 12, all the performance potential from the second GPU goes unused.  With DirectX 12 and Windows 10, application developers can use every GPU on the system simultaneously! Are you an elite...
DirectX 12 Rocks in 3DMark’s API Overhead Test
DirectX 12 Rocks in 3DMark’s API Overhead Test
Have you been itching to try DirectX 12 for yourself?  Well today you can, with the release of Futuremark’s 3DMark API Overhead feature test, the first publicly available DirectX 12 application!  The fact that DirectX 12 dramatically improves multithread scaling and CPU performance isn’t a surprise, but the extent of the ...
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DirectX 12 at GDC 2015
DirectX 12 at GDC 2015
Are you ready to bring the power of DirectX 12 to your game? Hear Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, talk about The Future of Gaming Across the Microsoft Ecosystem Attend our technical sessions to learn the latest about DirectX 12 Advanced DirectX12 Graphics and Performance (Wednesday 2-3pm, West Hall 2008): This technical session goes deep into the...
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DirectX 12 and Windows 10
DirectX 12 and Windows 10
As a part of the Windows team, we’re super excited about the Windows 10 Technical Preview that was just released!  The final version of Windows 10 will ship with DirectX 12, and we think it's going to be awesome. We especially encourage gamers to help us make this release great for you by becoming Windows Insiders.&...
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DirectX 12 Lights Up NVIDIA’s Maxwell Launch
DirectX 12 Lights Up NVIDIA’s Maxwell Launch
Our mission in the DirectX team is to provide the best graphics API in the world and have it work on as many graphics cards as possible.  To do this, we work very closely with game developers and graphics hardware vendors. So, when one of our close partners invites us to an event, we’re always happy to participate.  Last ...
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DirectX 12 – High Performance and High Power Savings
DirectX 12 – High Performance and High Power Savings
You probably know that DirectX 12 is designed for performance. What you may not know is that the same design decisions that make DirectX 12 so performant also make it incredibly power efficient.  This allows you to play all of your favorite games on portable devices without having an uncomfortably hot device on your lap or as much of a ...
DirectX 12 Developer Videos
DirectX 12 Developer Videos
DirectX 12 developer session recordings now available! Missed us at GDC and BUILD? Check out the DirectX 12 developer session recordings below to learn more about the API or just watch some cool demos!   DirectX: Evolving Microsoft's Graphics Platform In this session, Anuj Gosalia, Partner Development Manager at Microsoft, along...