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Microsoft DirectX Redistributable (June 2010)

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Microsoft teases unveiling of DirectX 12 later this month

Next iteration of Microsoft's game programming interfaces to be discussed at the Game Developer Conference on March 20, according to a Microsoft tease.

By March 5, 2014


Microsoft won't bring DirectX 11.1 to Windows 7

The latest flavor of the API suite that enables 3D animation and other multimedia effects remains exclusive to Windows 8 as Microsoft has no plans to port it over to Windows 7.

By November 12, 2012


New OpenGL 4.0 aims to match DirectX 11

The cross-platform graphics interface adds support for tesselation and better general-purpose computation.

By March 11, 2010


AMD's new ATI Radeon HD 5800 3D cards first to market with DirectX 11 support

AMD announces new Radeon HD 5800 series 3D graphics cards.

By September 22, 2009


DirectX targeted in Microsoft security updates

Microsoft Patch Tuesday preview shows that one of six security updates slated for next week will target critical hole in DirectX.

By July 9, 2009


AMD demos first DirectX 11 graphics processor

AMD demonstrates its next-generation GPU for Windows 7

By June 2, 2009


Microsoft to patch new DirectX hole

New hole in DirectX could allow an attacker to take control of a computer if the user visits a site and runs a maliciously crafted QuickTime file.

By May 28, 2009


Father of first Xbox Ed Fries optimistic about Xbox One

Fries, who was instrumental in creating Microsoft's first console, tells CNET about the "DirectX box", wooing developers, and uncertainty around "Halo".

By May 9, 2014


Microsoft revises DirectX security bulletins

Microsoft revises critical DirectX-related security bulletins.

By July 16, 2008


Inside CNET Labs: Lamenting DirectX 10

Lamenting the current state of DirectX 10, why it will take a while to see true DX10 games, and why CNET Labs doesn't benchmark with DX10 games yet.

By July 26, 2007