Microsoft Brings Windows 7’s DirectX 11 to Windows Vista

Microsoft’s recent Platform Update for Windows Vista includes enhancements to the Windows Graphics, Imaging, and XPS Library — including the new DirectX 11.
DirectX 11, the next generation of graphics technology, arrives with Windows 7. This is great news for players as many of the newest Windows games will take full advantage of this technology to create more immersive and detailed worlds and experiences. Game developers will utilize new features to create rich worlds, realistic characters, and more fluid gameplay.
DirectX 11 features include:
 
    • Tessellation – Tessellation is implemented on the GPU to calculate a smoother curved surface resulting in more graphically detailed images, including more lifelike characters in the gaming worlds that you explore.
    • Multi-Threading – The ability to scale across multi-core CPUs will enable developers to take greater advantage of the power within multi-core CPUs. This results in faster framerates for games, while still supporting the increased visual detailing.
    • DirectCompute – Developers can utilize the power of discrete graphics cards to accelerate both gaming and non-gaming applications. This improves graphics, while also enabling players to accelerate everyday tasks, like video editing, on their Windows 7 PC.
 
How to obtain the Platform Update for Windows Vista
Windows Update –> The Platform Update for Windows Vista can be downloaded from Windows Update.
 
Download –> Windows Graphics, Imaging, and XPS Library for (Windows Vista & Windows Vista 64-bit)
Windows Graphics, Imaging, and XPS Library contain the latest advancements in modern graphics technologies for gaming, multimedia, imaging and printing applications. It includes updates to DirectX 11, DirectCompute, and XPS Library.
 
 
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