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Windows 7 Download the latest release :" Windows 7 Direct3D 11 (DirectX 11) "


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Mar 5, 2009
Microsoft has refreshed its lineup of DirectX offerings at the start of this week, and the company is by no means shy of focusing the spotlight on the evolution of the graphics technology as Windows 7 is contouring. The software giant is offering fresh Technical Previews of Direct2D, DirectWrite, and DXGI 1.1, but also a new TP release of Windows 7/Direct3D 11. The components are available for download as an integral part of the March 2009 iteration of the DirectX Software Development Kit, which is accompanied by the DirectX End-User Runtimes (March 2009) and the DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer. Microsoft delivered the first taste of Windows 7 DirectX 11 through the SDK back in November 2008.

Obviously the releases are aimed at a professional audience. Developers will be able to leverage the latest release of the SDK, combining the DirectX Runtime and additional software designed to permit the building of DirectX compliant solutions. With the March 2009 DirectX update, Microsoft has refreshed the tools and utilities included with the software development kit, but also the code samples, documentation, and the 32-bit and 64-bit runtime debug files.

“This version of the Windows 7/Direct3D 11 Technical Preview ships as part of the DirectX SDK and contains the following new features, tools, and documentation: Technical Preview of Direct2D; Technical Preview of DirectWrite; Technical Preview of DXGI 1.1,” the Redmond company informed.

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does windows 7 come with this or do we need to manually install it? by w7 i mean the beta versions.
DX 11 is included inWindows 7. There was talk of MS scrapping it but it is still in the latest build. So far as I know there are no applications for it yet. The download you refer to to is for developers.
so is it backwards compatible? like does it work with directX 10?
Yes!. MS are making backward compatibility with DX10 a must for DX11 certification. I don't play games very often but I've run the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. benchmark just fine on my Windows 7 system.