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Windows 7: Windows 7 Receives Partial DirectX 11.1 Features - implications?

15 Nov 2013   #1
Delicieuxz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 
Windows 7 Receives Partial DirectX 11.1 Features - implications?

News article:
Windows 7 update brings some DX11.1 features - The Tech Report

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Last week, a Microsoft developer stated that DirectX 11.1 would remain a Windows 8-only feature. That remark was true—but, as it turns out, only partially so. According to a post on the MSDN Games for Windows and DirectX SDK blog, there's a new patch out for Windows 7 that includes "portions" of the DirectX 11.1 runtime.

The patch is available here from Microsoft's Support site. It's also being rolled out as part of the Internet Explorer 10 Release Preview for Windows 7. The official release notes say this platform update "improves the features and performance" of components, including:

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



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15 Nov 2013   #2
Delicieuxz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I'm unable to post in the News section of the forum, probably by design, so I thought this was the 2nd best location to post this.

I'm wondering what the effects of these additions might be on Windows 7 usability and gaming in particular. Should people expect to see the same performance boost in Windows 7 that they would receive from gaming in Windows 8 using directX 11.1?
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15 Nov 2013   #3
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

This is old news, the update has been available since February 2013 and if you keep your system up to date it will already there. Nothing importent here move on............
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15 Nov 2013   #4
Delicieuxz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Well that's good news! Still, I wonder how this narrows the performance gap between Windows 7 and Windows 8 in gaming.
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15 Nov 2013   #5
N00berG00ber

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

0. The difference between win 7 and win 8 is 0fps. There's no difference.
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15 Nov 2013   #6
Delicieuxz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

That's different from what I've heard reported. I've heard it reported that there can be a 10 fps difference in some games, such as Battlefield 4, from user feedback. It's been suggested that this difference is caused by memory management differences, basically a reduced natural system load.
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15 Nov 2013   #7
N00berG00ber

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Delicieuxz View Post
That's different from what I've heard reported. I've heard it reported that there can be a 10 fps difference in some games, such as Battlefield 4, from user feedback. It's been suggested that this difference is caused by memory management differences, basically a reduced natural system load.
personally, I really don't know. but from looking at benchmarks, they are all the same.
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