Windows 7 is not compatible with Microsoft DirectX 11.1 API
A few weeks ago we got the word that perhaps Microsoft would have left the development of the expected service pack 2 (SP2) for Windows 7 , rumor becomes stronger the revelation that Microsoft also plans to bring its recent API directx 11.1 to Windows 7.
Daniel Moth, Senior Microsoft programs, in an entry on the Microsoft MSDN site confirms that Microsoft is planning a version of the API DirectX 11.1, released with the latest operating system Windows 8, it says that DirectX 11.1 is an integral part of Windows 8.
DirectX 11.1 brings many improvements over both the DirectX 11 visuals as GPU accelerated computing (GPGPU), some of which are software backwards compatible with DirectX 11 hardware through the use of software emulation libraries Warp (Windows Advanced Rasterization Platform) and REF (reference rasterizer), both part of DirectX 11.1, and accessible via drivers WDDM 1.2 (Windows Display Driver Model 1.2, compatible with Windows only hardware DirectX 8 and DirectX 11.1 and 11). For now the only market GPUs are DirectX 11.1 GPUs Family AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series, W-Series and FirePro FirePro S-Series.
Microsoft is noteworthy that at the time also said that DirectX 11 was an essential part of his then new operating system Windows 7, but just released an update that allowed use DirectX 11 in Windows Vista , but apparently it will not for Windows 7 .
DirectX 11.1 graphics includes many new features that improve the response time of the GUI operating system and its communication to the graphics hardware, API renewed accelerated video playback hardware and the new stereoscopic 3D standard Microsoft; improvements to Apparently not reach Windows 7.
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