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Windows 7: DirectX 12 will not be supported by Windows 7

07 Dec 2014   #1
Night Hawk

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DirectX 12 will not be supported by Windows 7

I was a bit surprised at not seeing any similar reports if not the same already posted previously. But this one was still only three weeks old.

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DirectX 12 will not be supported by Windows 7



Andy Chalk

Nov 13, 2014


DirectX 12 promises both dramatically increased performance in games, thanks to reduced CPU overhead and better support for multithreading, and significantly reduced power consumption, a real boon for owners of gaming laptops. It will of course be built into Windows 10 and compatible with Windows 8 as well, but the news isn't so good for Windows 7 diehards.


Speaking at a PDXLAN presentation earlier this month, AMD's Chief Gaming Scientist Richard Huddy said Windows 7 remains Microsoft's most popular operating system: 52 percent of all Microsoft OS users are still on Windows 7, and that number is actually growing. "It's a very, very popular operating system," he said in comments starting around the 20:30 mark of the video.


But in spite of that, or perhaps because of it, he continued, "One thing that's not going to happen to it is DX12. Yup, DX12 is not coming to Windows 7."
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07 Dec 2014   #2
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I don't know ......... kinda bummed about that but then I don't play many "top line" games, so 7 and DX11 will have to do for a bit. Not hating on 10, kinda like the Tech. preview btw, but will be keeping 7 for awhile longer. Just wish Microsoft wouldn't do this sort of thing. Smacks of....... blackmail in a way. But anyway ....... I'm just a BigOleDummy so what do I know.
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08 Dec 2014   #3
Night Hawk

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I don't have any immediate plans at vacating 7 either keeping it as long as possible as the primary OS for the time being. But I did plan out allowing space for a second suitable OS as I have been hearing 10 will easily surpass the blonder many feel 8 was! MS apparently has done a bit more in working out things for the multiple platform OS with the desktop option to boot to the desktop as well as return of the Start menu people wanted back.

Presently I'm taking a look at the new to come version's preview on VM Player before putting it on the second OS drive for the fast lookover. If it looks like what I have been hearing then the preview will go on followed by the beta or RC whatever builds comes after. The DX problem may or may not effect some older titles. But I won't know until the first install is seen on the physical drive. I expect the usual Open GL hassles to come up however as they did with 8's early build.
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08 Dec 2014   #4
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

It's been assumed, but not confirmed...

DirectX 12 What's the big deal?

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08 Dec 2014   #5
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

The beginning of the end for one of the greatest OS's ever. End of mainstream support ends in about a month. Don't think we have much to worry about there though..

Still got another 6 years of extended support so hang in there
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08 Dec 2014   #6
Night Hawk

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I couldn't agree with that more since everything at this point is still a little out in the wind. Once it is out and being experienced on an almost endless variety of systems both gaming and other the actual results will be in.

Hopefully it won't end up being like DX10 was as far as the need for new cards while the article on the other thread suggests otherwise since 10 ran into problems on the now defunct XP while Vista and 7 had been much closer at the core levels. On the beta for 8 I was still able to run some old Legacty/XP orientated games there showing they seem to stay some how longer then newer titles! It's mainly updated video and sound drivers on the much newer hardwares where the actual problems are seen. That's mostly with capability issues and outdated game coding.
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08 Dec 2014   #7
matts6887

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That does kinda stink that its not coming to 7 either; but oh well. I will just stick with 11 i guess. Doest much matter to me anyway though cauae I dont really play any heavy duty games on my system. I leave that for my 2 game consoles.
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08 Dec 2014   #8
Night Hawk

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Here I manage to keep some Steam titles on as well as a few older 98-XP compatibles that so far have survived this long! I had one on the 8 preview build when that was first out and not one fuss about DX11 there. A great number of multiversion games will some how manage as long as they are not too hard coded for only one or two versions while others were made to remain behind in order to sell the next newer or other new titles.
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08 Dec 2014   #9
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

I thought Microsoft had to support windows 7 until the extended support ended that should included Direct x, Internet explorer, Microsoft Security Essentials. and Windows Live email* as well. This is a little concerning, will Microsoft be dropping support for Microsoft Security Essential in January 2015?




*Referring to the email program you can install on Windows 7 an update version of outlook express.
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08 Dec 2014   #10
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

MS dumped Live Hotmail in favor of their new Outlook.com not express which also knocked out Live Messenger in favor of Skype. That's the new option for a live messaging service you contend with now. I lost a few contacts unforunately when that all came about.

As for DX12 I think the hardest will be for those still running Vista not so much for 7 since that's still kind of within the three version window where progression is concerned as far as the change from Legacy to NTFS. As far WLM that ended up being dumped in favor of the changes they were seeing made with W8 and Metro Apps as well as a new form of Outlook while still maintaining existing WLM accounts that had to undergo the necessary changes.
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