Microsoft Brings DirectX 12 To Windows 7 (Anandtech)

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  1. jaug1337

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    @Mr. Fox there might be hope yet....at least for a little while longer haha
     
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    Yeah, definite a positive thing. I do not play WoW, but maybe they will open it up completely. Wish I could play Gears of War 4 without UWP filth.
     
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    Thats great news but a bizarre move with Windows 7 support ending less than a year

    Also what about Windows 8.1 users?. We should at least receive parts of Directx 12 too......
     
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    Honest to god people are so confused, it makes no sense.

    According to Micro$haft themselves:

    Blizzard added DirectX 12 support for their award-winning World of Warcraft game on Windows 10 in late 2018. This release received a warm welcome from gamers: thanks to DirectX 12 features such as multi-threading, WoW gamers experienced substantial framerate improvement. After seeing such performance wins for their gamers running DirectX 12 on Windows 10, Blizzard wanted to bring wins to their gamers who remain on Windows 7, where DirectX 12 was not available.

    At Microsoft, we make every effort to respond to customer feedback, so when we received this feedback from Blizzard and other developers, we decided to act on it. Microsoft is pleased to announce that we have ported the user mode D3D12 runtime to Windows 7. This unblocks developers who want to take full advantage of the latest improvements in D3D12 while still supporting customers on older operating systems.

    Today, with game patch 8.1.5 for World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, Blizzard becomes the first game developer to use DirectX 12 for Windows 7! Now, Windows 7 WoW gamers can run the game using DirectX 12 and enjoy a framerate boost, though the best DirectX 12 performance will always be on Windows 10, since Windows 10 contains a number of OS optimizations designed to make DirectX 12 run even faster.

    We’d like to thank the development community for their feedback. We’re so excited that we have been able to partner with our friends in the game development community to bring the benefits of DirectX 12 to all their customers. Please keep the feedback coming!

    FAQ
    Any other DirectX 12 game coming to Windows 7?
    We are currently working with a few other game developers to port their D3D12 games to Windows 7. Please watch out for further announcement.

    How are DirectX 12 games different between Windows 10 and Windows 7?
    Windows 10 has critical OS improvements which make modern low-level graphics APIs (including DirectX 12) run more efficiently. If you enjoy your favorite games running with DirectX 12 on Windows 7, you should check how those games run even better on Windows 10!

    source: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/di...arcraft-uses-directx-12-running-on-windows-7/

    Blizzard must be high, and somehow they convinced Micro$haft of their logic..
     
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    I suspect Micro$lop is just making up nonsense. DX12 was a dangling carrot to try to lure Windows 7 users to Windows 10 and it has not been enough. Had it been enough, there would have been no reason for them to make any exceptions. I suspect their claim that DX12 games will run better on Windows 10 is just more baloney. Windows 10 is not more efficient and almost always has lower benchmark scores. There are very few examples of Windows 10 performing better at anything. I won't be surprised if the date for the end of Windows 7 support gets pushed later again. There are too many people that do not like Windows 10 and are still not willing to accept it.
     
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    Windows 7 forever!
     
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    Amen brotha!
     
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