Microsoft Directx is very important for playing games, which can improve the 3D processing speed of the graphics card. Windows 11 will improve the gaming experience, stated by Microsoft. This article will introduce you how to check DirectX version in Windows 11, the difference between DirectX 11 and DirectX 12, and how to install DirectX on Windows 11.
What is Microsoft DirectX?
Microsoft DirectX is a suite of technologies that are developed to make Windows-based computers an ideal platform for running and displaying applications with rich multimedia elements such as full-color graphics, video, 3D animation, and rich audio. DirectX includes security and performance updates, as well as many new features covering all technologies. Applications can access these new features by using DirectX API.
How to Check DirectX Version in Windows 11?
You can check the DirectX Version in Windows 11 by using DirectX Diagnostic Tool in just two steps.
1 Click on Start button and type dxdiag in the search box, then press Enter to launch DirectX Diagnostic Tool.
2 Click on System tab, then view the DirectX version under System Information.
Note: if you are asked whether you want to check if your drivers are digitally signed, choose Yes.
Which is Better: DirectX 11 VS DirectX 12?
DirectX 11 and DirectX 12 are mainly different in game frames, power consumption, and cross-platform game support. In terms of game frame number, DirectX 11 will have a significant drop in frame number as the complexity and details of the screen increase, while DirectX 12 frame number will maintain a relatively stable frame number. In terms of power consumption, DirectX 12 will be more than DirectX 11 when rendering the same scene Low power consumption performance. The specific introduction is as follows:
1. In terms of game frames, DirectX 12 has a performance improvement of 10% to 20% compared to DirectX 11. DirectX 12 greatly improves the efficiency of multithreading and can give full play to the potential of multithreaded hardware.
2. In terms of power consumption, under the same hardware conditions, DirectX12 will have a significant reduction in power consumption compared to DirectX 11.
3. In terms of cross-platform games, DirectX 12 supports cross-platform games, Unity engine and Unreal Engine support DirectX 12 API, which can realize the same game on different platforms, reducing the developer’s workload of transplanting and developing games.
4. It should be noted that in order to bring out the performance of DirectX 12, the system must first be Windows 10, and the graphics card and game must support both DirectX 12 and Windows 10 systems at the same time, so that you can experience more efficient DirectX 12 performance.
How to Install DirectX on Windows 11?
Installation of DirectX Graphics Tools on Windows 11 is very simple.
1 Press Windows plus i keys to launch Settings.
2 Then click on Apps on the left panel and hit Optional features to enter Optional features page.
3 Next click on View features button.
4 Add an optional feature will pop up. Type Graphics Tools in the search box.
5 Check the box before Graphics Tools in the search results and then Next.
6 At last, click on Install button. After a while, Graphics Tools is automatically installed on your Windows 11.