Microsoft takes DirectX 12 to Windows 7

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No, this is not a joke. Microsoft has confirmed that it is working on the transfer of the DirectX 12 API to Windows 7, it’s all about launching one game, actually facilitating its creators’ further development. We’re talking about the legendary World of Warcraft.

The story of the next World of Warcraft API is generally interesting, because the game is literally evolving as the graphics card industry progresses. When it debuted in 2004, the leading environment was DirectX 9. DirectX 11 was added later, and the obsolete nine were removed later. Finally, in July last year DirectX 12 also came to WoW. Now the Blizzard studio responsible for production wants to make the latter a leading solution.

But how to do it, since at the moment DirectX 12 works only on computers running Windows 10? The answer is: move the latest API to Windows 7.

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In addition, it is not really clear how this 7-DX 12 is supposed to work. The situation is a bit intriguing, as Microsoft mentions “moving all the advantages of D3D12.” Meanwhile, the main advantage of the new API is giving low-level control over the graphics card to the programmers. it was supposed to be possible only with drivers in the WDDM 2.0 architecture, of course reserved for Windows 10.

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