We wrote this article to explain the difference between Fullscreen Exclusive and Fullscreen Optimizations. This article goes details the roll out and the benefits that come with Fullscreen Optimizations.
DirectX Raytracing and the Windows 10 October 2018 Update
The wait is finally over: we’re taking DirectX Raytracing (DXR) out of experimental mode!
Today, once you update to the next release of Windows 10, DirectX Raytracing will work out-of-box on supported hardware.
Announcing new DirectX 12 features
We’ve come a long way since we launched DirectX 12 with Windows 10 on July 29, 2015. Since then, we’ve heard every bit of feedback and improved the API to enhance stability and offer more versatility.
If you are a Windows game developer using DirectX 12, you know that great tools are essential for getting the most out of the graphics hardware. In the past few months, we’ve been making rapid progress on delivering the tools you’ve requested.
The DirectX HLSL (High Level Shading Language) compiler is now available as an open source project built on the Clang/LLVM framework.
Microsoft drives the leading GPU shader language
Since 2002, HLSL has been a key focus of industry collaboration on GPU programming.
Continued commitment to gaming on Windows 10
With Windows 10, we promised to build an OS designed for PC gaming, with DirectX 12 as one of the cornerstones of the Windows 10 gaming experience. In the 18 months since our release,
Rise of the Tomb Raider is the first title to implement explicit MultiGPU (mGPU) on CrossFire/SLI systems using the DX12 API. It works on both Win32 and UWP. Using the low level DX12 API, Rise of the Tomb Raider was able to achieve extremely good CPU efficiency and in doing so,
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.
Last year at GDC 2014, we announced DirectX 12. Since then, we have made amazing progress, and we were excited to showcase this progress at GDC 2015.
At the GDC 2015 Expo, we had a range of live demos including Lionhead Studio’s next beautiful game Fable Legends,
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 need to carry around a cumbersome power adapter.