One of the key advantages that Windows 10 has over Windows 7 is its compatibility with DirectX 12. According to Windows online help desk, Windows 10 is designed to work perfectly and brilliantly with DirectX 12. Windows 10’s predecessor Windows 8.1 too supports DirectX 12.
Microsoft says that the minimum level graphics API of Windows 10 makes DirectX 12 work well in the new operating system. So, even if your PC is equipped with an older graphics card, you can expect amazing visual performance.
Windows 10 will offer better gaming performance with DirectX 12 integration
According to the experts, the low requirements for Windows 10 and the compatibility with DirectX 12 make huge differences in making this operating system a gaming friendly one. Until now, the DirectX 12 has received a good number of modern 3D based games that includes the benchmarking app 3DMark, designed by Futuremark. It is one of the first applications released for DirectX12 and has received good reviews from users around the world.
According to the developers, to run 3DMark, one needs to have Windows 10 coupled with DirectX 12. With build 10041 of the Windows 10 Tech Preview, Microsoft has released higher compatibility options. The latest Windows 10 Tech Preview seems to contain the latest drivers for the graphics API. Reports indicate that the neither of the driver updates from NVIDIA or AMD supports DirectX 12. In order to run 3DMark effectively on your Windows 10 device, you need to ensure three things.
- You should have the Windows 10 tech preview build 10041
- You should have DirectX 12 level 11_0 hardware
- You should have the latest version of 3DMarks
In addition to the above requirements, make sure that your PC has the below system components as well.
- Graphics card memory: 1GB
- RAM space: 1GB
- AMD hardware compatible with Mantle API
In addition, for DirectX 11 test, you need to have DirectX compatible hardware with 1GB of graphics memory along with 4 GB of system memory.
Users who have tested DirectX 12 are happy with the enhanced performance this new API offers. Try it out yourself and see how DirectX 12 differs in Windows 10 from Windows 8.1. For more details, get in touch with Windows online help desk.