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Microsoft Releases Mini DirectX 11.1 for Windows 7
Old 14 November 2012, 22:20   #1
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In a surprising move, Microsoft has released a beta platform update (KB2670838) that brings some of DirectX 11.1 features to Windows 7. This platform update enables improved features and performance on Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. It includes updates to the following DirectX components:

• Direct2D
• DirectWrite
• Direct3D
• Windows Imaging Component (WIC)
• Windows Advanced Rasterization Platform (WARP)
• Windows Animation Manager (WAM)
• XPS Document API
• H.264 Video Decoder
• JPEG XR codec

Download: Platform Update for Windows 7 (KB2670838)
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Old 15 November 2012, 02:52   #2
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Nice! gave me 1-4 more fps in Skyrim, can΄t hurt.

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Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Microsoft xD
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Old 15 November 2012, 15:37   #4
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They probably got confused about all the exclusives they're trying to pull.

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Its not really DX11.1, it`s more like a much needed update in the libraries that does bring a slight performance increase.
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Old 19 November 2012, 03:06   #7
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Oh microsoft, you bunch of jokers you.
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