End-User-Runtimes delle API DirectX, aggiornate al mese di Giugno 2010. Contengono la
prima versione ufficiale delle DirectX developer resources per Direct3D 11, DXGI 1.1,
Direct2D e DirectWrite.
Questi i sistemi operativi compatibili con la versione di DirectX End-User Runtimes
Windows 7; Windows Essential Business Server; Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs;
Windows Home Server; Windows Server 2003; Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1; Windows
Server 2003 Service Pack 2; Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 x64 Edition; Windows Server
2003 x64 editions; Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86); Windows Server
2003, Datacenter x64 Edition; Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86);
Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition; Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit
x86); Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition; Windows Server 2003, Web Edition; Windows
Server 2008; Windows Server 2008 Datacenter; Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without
Hyper-V; Windows Server 2008 Enterprise; Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V;
Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2; Windows Server 2008 Standard; Windows Server 2008
Standard without Hyper-V; Windows Small Business Server 2003 ; Windows Small Business
Server 2008 Premium; Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard ; Windows Vista; Windows
Vista 64-bit Editions Service Pack 1; Windows Vista Business; Windows Vista Business
64-bit edition; Windows Vista Enterprise; Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit edition; Windows
Vista Home Basic; Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit edition; Windows Vista Home Premium;
Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit edition; Windows Vista Service Pack 1; Windows Vista
Service Pack 2; Windows Vista Starter; Windows Vista Ultimate; Windows Vista Ultimate
64-bit edition; Windows Web Server 2008; Windows XP; Windows XP 64-bit; Windows XP
Embedded; Windows XP Embedded Service Pack 1; Windows XP Embedded Service Pack 2 ; Windows
XP Home Edition ; Windows XP Media Center Edition; Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
Update Rollup 2; Windows XP Professional Edition ; Windows XP Professional x64 Edition ;
Windows XP Service Pack 1; Windows XP Service Pack 2; Windows XP Service Pack 3; Windows
XP Starter Edition; Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
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What's New in the August 2009 DirectX SDK
This version of the DirectX SDK contains the following new features, tools, and
Direct3D 11 RTM
The August 2009 DirectX SDK contains the first official release of the DirectX developer
resources for Direct3D 11, DXGI 1.1, Direct2D, and DirectWrite. Developers can now publish
and distribute Direct3D 11 applications and games that leverage all of the software and
hardware features of DirectX 11 in Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
To obtain the Direct3D 11 runtime, please obtain an RTM version of Windows 7 or follow the
procedure described in KB 971644.
For more details, see Direct3D 11 Deployment for Game Developers
All headers, import libraries, and symbol files (.pdb files) are no longer marked as beta
with the "_beta" suffix and now link to the RTM versions of the runtimes. In
addition, the HLSL compiler features for Direct3D 11 are now of release quality. The beta
DLLs are no longer available in the DirectX SDK.
The new Effects runtime for Direct3D 11 is now available. Effects 11 is provided in two
parts: the D3DCompiler library and FXC. Both now support the new fx_5_0 target. Features
of this new target include support for all Direct3D 11 features such as hull shaders,
domain shaders, interfaces, and DirectCompute, as well as grouping of techniques within a
single Effect file using the fxgroup keyword. Please refer to the documentation for more
information (Effects (Direct3D 11)). The Effects 11 runtime is provided as source
in the Utilities directory, including Visual Studio 2005 and 2008 projects for building
the runtime into a library for use in applications. Features include effect cloning for
multithreaded operation, the new shader stages, unordered access views, interfaces, and
extended user-defined state control. For more information, please refer to the Effects 11
API documentation (Effect System Interfaces (Direct3D 11)).
Direct3D Compute Shader Extensions (D3DCSX)
Included in the August 2009 DirectX SDK is the D3DCSX library, which includes new
technologies for utilizing DirectCompute for advanced processing on the GPU. This first
version includes implementations of scan and Fast-Fourier transform that utilize Direct3D
11 capable GPUs. Scan is a data-parallel algorithm for fast calculation of averages, sums,
min, max, and other values from large data sets. The Fast-Fourier transform provides
conversion from temporally sampled data to frequency information. Please refer to the
documentation Compute Shader Overview for more information.
New and Improved Samples
The August 2009 release includes many new samples across a broad range of areas.
- Basic Samples
- Shadow Techniques
- Compute Shader
- BC6H/BC7 Texture Compression
- DDS File Format
DDSWithoutD3DX (Updated Direct3D 10 Sample)
NOTE: The DDS file format documentation has been updated with more detail, and is now
located in the Windows Graphics documentation under the "DXGI" node.
- Direct3D 10.1
- Windows 7 Touch Messages
NOTE: Building this sample requires the Windows SDK for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008
R2 to be installed as it makes use of updated Win32 headers.
- Games for Windows Showcase S.6 (Direct3D 10 Sample)
Games for Windows Technical and Test Requirements Update
The August 2009 release includes the most recent version of the Games for Windows
documentation (1.4.2009). Changes include:
- Full details on Windows 7 applicability, particularly for the Game Explorer GDF version
2 schema (TR 1.1) and changes to Windows Family Safety/Parental Controls (TR 1.2)
- New Windows Vista and Windows 7 Technical Requirement (TR 1.8) for High-DPI Aware
- Refresh of the Games for Windows Showcase Appendix for showcase S.1, S.2, and S.3, as
well as new showcases S.4, S.5, and S.6.
- New Recommended Best Practices Appendix.