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#ActualGavin Williams

Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:58 AM

Good news for Windows 7. Chuck Walbourn has announced on his blog that Windows 7 is getting a Direct X 11.1 update. This is a partial update :
http://blogs.msdn.co...-windows-7.aspx

Copied directly from his blog :

Here is a quick summary of what KB 2670838 adds to Windows 7 Service Pack 1 / Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1:
⦁ ID3D11Device1, ID2D1Factory1, IDWriteFactory1, IDXGIFactory2, IWICImagingFactory2, ID3DUserDefinedAnnotation and related APIs are available. Methods that depend on WDDM 1.2 drivers or new Windows Store app APIs are not supported.
⦁ Improved Direct3D 11 device interoperability via ID3DDeviceContextState, including the improved interop with Direct2D/DirectWrite
D3D11_FEATURE_DATA_D3D9_OPTIONS feature detection
⦁ In addition to the new Windows 8 WIC features, this update also fixes decoding of 96bpp floating-point TIFF images.

All other features of DirectX 11.1 are Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012 only.
And there is more information here : http://support.micro...8?wa=wsignin1.0
The update is currently at Pre-Release : http://www.microsoft...s.aspx?id=35661

#2Gavin Williams

Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:58 AM

Good news for Windows 7. Chuck Walbourn has announced on his blog that Windows 7 is getting a Direct X 11.1 update. This is a partial update :
http://blogs.msdn.co...-windows-7.aspx

Copied directly from his blog :

Here is a quick summary of what KB 2670838 adds to Windows 7 Service Pack 1 / Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1:

⦁ ID3D11Device1, ID2D1Factory1, IDWriteFactory1, IDXGIFactory2, IWICImagingFactory2, ID3DUserDefinedAnnotation and related APIs are available. Methods that depend on WDDM 1.2 drivers or new Windows Store app APIs are not supported.

⦁ Improved Direct3D 11 device interoperability via ID3DDeviceContextState, including the improved interop with Direct2D/DirectWrite
D3D11_FEATURE_DATA_D3D9_OPTIONS feature detection

⦁ In addition to the new Windows 8 WIC features, this update also fixes decoding of 96bpp floating-point TIFF images.

All other features of DirectX 11.1 are Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012 only.
And there is more information here : http://support.micro...8?wa=wsignin1.0
The update is currently at Pre-Release : http://www.microsoft...s.aspx?id=35661

#1Gavin Williams

Posted 19 November 2012 - 05:08 PM

Good news for Windows 7. Chuck Walbourn has announced on his blog that Windows 7 is getting a Direct X 11.1 update. This is a partial update :
http://blogs.msdn.co...-windows-7.aspx
Copied directly from his blog :
Here is a quick summary of what KB 2670838 adds to Windows 7 Service Pack 1 / Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1:
⦁ ID3D11Device1, ID2D1Factory1, IDWriteFactory1, IDXGIFactory2, IWICImagingFactory2, ID3DUserDefinedAnnotation and related APIs are available. Methods that depend on WDDM 1.2 drivers or new Windows Store app APIs are not supported.
⦁ Improved Direct3D 11 device interoperability via ID3DDeviceContextState, including the improved interop with Direct2D/DirectWrite
D3D11_FEATURE_DATA_D3D9_OPTIONS feature detection
⦁ In addition to the new Windows 8 WIC features, this update also fixes decoding of 96bpp floating-point TIFF images.
All other features of DirectX 11.1 are Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012 only.
And there is more information here : http://support.micro...8?wa=wsignin1.0
The update is currently at Pre-Release : http://www.microsoft...s.aspx?id=35661

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