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Windows 7: Is it worth upgrading from DX11 to DX12 ?

31 Mar 2020   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Is it worth upgrading from DX11 to DX12 ?

I am using Windows 7 as my operating System for years now.And i do not plan to switch to Windows 8 , as Windows 7 is very stable.Although , i do see some modern games (like say , Resident Evil 3 Remake) having DX 12 as an option which i obviously can not try since i am using Windows 7.

So,i had an issue with a game suddenly stopping to a dead end a few years ago whilst using Windows 8 or Windows 10 (i can't remember exactly) And that same game ran flawlessly on Windows 7.

Now , should i upgrade to Windows 10 for a better Graphics upgrade or getting DX 12.
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31 Mar 2020   #2
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I'm not on the up and up with graphics stuff, but as far as I know, a DirectX version improves gaming graphics, and if the minimum game requirements say DX12, then you probably need DX12.
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02 Apr 2020   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64

I've played both RE2 Remake and DOOM Eternal on Win7 and Win10 PCs, the latter with DX12 and TBH, there was no difference as far as I could feel, and both PCs had very similar specs (One had an OCd Intel i7-7700K, the other a Ryzen 7 2700X w/o OC, all else was the same).

I've also heard in quite a few places (particularly, the PCMR Reddit) that DX12 isn't very good as a whole (it's extremely unfriendly to older games; as in, anything 2009 or older), and many see it as just another of Microsoft's strong-arming tactics to force gamers into updating to Win10.

Also, I don't know of any DX12-only games so far, but I've never been a very "Triple-A Gamer", so maybe there's more I just don't know about.
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