Directx 11 runs on the Windows Vista and Windows 7, as well as future Windows operating systems. As many of the newest Windows games will make best use of this technology to create more immersive and detailed worlds and experiences.
Game developers will make use of new features to create rich worlds, realistic characters, and more fluid gameplay.
Directx 11 is a strict update version of Directx 10.1 with all hardware and API characteristics of version 10.1 are reserved.
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 make use of the power of discrete graphics cards to accelerate both non-gaming applications and gaming. This improves graphics, while also enabling players to accelerate everyday tasks, like video editing, on their Windows 7 PC.
DirectX 11 contains security and performance upgrade as well as various new features, which can be realized by using the DirectX 11 APIs. It has become an essential technology in all PC games and 3D application programs.