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Microsoft DirectX 12 and Windows 7 Support

Microsoft DirectX History GDC14

At the 2014 Game Developers Conference (GDC14) this morning Microsoft revealed DirectX 12, built upon Direct3D 12. For those who ride the cutting edge of game development, the latest features announced in Direct3D 12 are strikingly similar to those already present from one of their partners: AMD’s Mandle API. Benchmark Reviews will deliver a preview of DirectX 12 features and improvements in a parallel article, and focus on one very important question in this piece: will DirectX 12 support the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system?

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Microsoft Windows 8.1 Build Leaked Appears Nearly RTM

Microsoft Windows 8.1 GUI

A leaked build of Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8.1 release includes an array of new navigation tips and tutorials apparently designed to help users who had trouble with the sweeping interface overhaul in the first edition of Windows 8 released last year.

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Microsoft Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Release Preview Available

Microsoft Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Release Preview Available Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry delivers Windows 8.1 technologies to intelligent systems across a range of industries. By Microsoft This week at the Build 2013 conference, Microsoft executives announced availability of the Windows 8.1 Preview, underscoring the opportunities for developers and partners throughout the ecosystem to execute on the company’s …

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Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft XBOX ONE Gaming Consoles To Revive PC Video Games

Batman: Arkham City - Clayface Battle

Next Generation Game Consoles Will Revive PC Gaming By Olin Coles Electronic video games have come a long way since the Golden Age of Video Arcades to become an industry generating nearly 1-trillion dollars in annual revenue (according to Gartner – 2011). Once video games made the leap from quarter-gobbling cabinets to console and later PC, home …

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