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Windows 7: Direct X 11.1 not available for Win7, only Win8

26 Jan 2013   #21
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

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I heard about this from an avid gamer who said this is how he is being pushed into Win8 even though he loves Win7 and doesn't want to downgrade.

He kept referring to latest DirectX so I thought he probably meant 12, but researching it I only found the story about 11.1. Is this some type of beta for 12, or does it become 11 once it's installed like a SP becomes Win7?
Far as i know win 7 has it complete when you install it with sp1
but it still shows up as using 10 anyway I would think it would be inputed into the video drivers more then it is being run in windows

Pretty much it's useless there trying to scam people like the African Lottery
Your screen shot shows Direct x 10 because that's all your video card will support. Mine shows the same thing but if I run dxdiag it shows Direct X 11

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I know if i do that it will show up as dx11 my point of it is windows doesn't even reconize it on the general information and most people wouldn't know how to pull that tool up to make sure just saying


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26 Jan 2013   #22
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

OK I got you now. Yeah your right, most people would look at that and then wonder why 11 isn't installed. I'm thinking the System info page is showing what version is being used and dxdiag shows what version is installed. My current video card only supports Directx 10
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26 Jan 2013   #23
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Yes and that is why there is no point to go running out for win 8 unless you have a purpose for it and not just because of DX11.1
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26 Jan 2013   #24
glc

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit SP1
 
 

If my video card supports DX11,why am I seeing this?
Is my card even using DX11?


Greg


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26 Jan 2013   #25
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

@ glc, I haven't look extensively into that screen so I can't say why it says 10 when Windows and your Video card is 11 but I wouldn't worry about it. BTW mine shows the same. Anyway the one to be concerned with is the DX report, which clearly shows 11.

@ Solarstarshines, I never hinted you put words in my mouth, I just wanted my statement clear in case others had questions as to my meaning. All is good

@ gregrocker, Not sure why your friend is so worried about being behind the gaming curve when there aren't any DX11.1 games or DX11.1 video card on the market yet. And as has been noted, it'll be a while before such game are released. I would tell him the panic is unwarranted.

Also, so everyone is clear... Windows 7 comes natively with DirectX 11, even with the service pack or any updates.
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26 Jan 2013   #26
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

I think he was only making the point that the choice to stick with Win7 is being foreclosed somewhat for avid gamers who want to keep up with DirectX's latest versions.
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26 Jan 2013   #27
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

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I think he was only making the point that the choice to stick with Win7 is being foreclosed somewhat for avid gamers who want to keep up with DirectX's latest versions.
Yeah but as I said, I don't see it as anything but hype to push gamers towards the OS; hoping to push the panic button on people.

Anyway we all want the latest DX version, but I'm not so sure most gamers are going to jump ship for it, unless the entire OS lends itself to improved gaming performance over 7.

In short, if Windows 8 can improve overall gaming performance, that'll sell, not just the lure of DX11.1

At this point, though I have 8, I've not set it up to test gaming performance so I really can't say if it's a big improvement or not. However, I don't see (read) many gamers jumping because of DX11.1, because we know it's (DX11.1) fairly useless at this point in time.
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26 Jan 2013   #28
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Which is what I'll tell him the next time I see him.
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26 Jan 2013   #29
glc

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit SP1
 
 

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glc, I haven't look extensively into that screen so I can't say why it says 10 when Windows and your Video card is 11 but I wouldn't worry about it. BTW mine shows the same. Anyway the one to be concerned with is the DX report, which clearly shows 11.
Thanks!

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In short, if Windows 8 can improve overall gaming performance, that'll sell, not just the lure of DX11.1
That's what I would have to see before I jump ship.

Greg
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27 Jan 2013   #30
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

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Yes and that is why there is no point to go running out for win 8 unless you have a purpose for it and not just because of DX11.1
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