DirectX 10

DirectX 10

The version of DirectX introduced in Windows Vista in late 2006. DirectX 10 combines all the DirectX APIs (DirectDraw, Direct3D, etc.) under one umbrella. In order to enhance its speed, DirectX 10 is not backward compatible, which means that DirectX 10 games cannot run in systems with DirectX 9 and earlier graphics cards. However, using an emulation layer, DirectX 10 cards can run DirectX 9 and earlier applications. Formerly known as "Windows Graphics Foundation" (WGF), DirectX 10 includes support for shaders. See DirectX 11, DirectX and vertex shader.
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4, 2012: Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac launched with full support for DirectX 10, and enabled use of Mountain Lion dictation with text-based Windows apps and shared Bluetooth.
This third edition accounts for the advent of DirectX 10 and the Open GL Core Profile.
Like DirectX 10 was exclusive to Vista and above, DirectX 12 will be exclusive to Windows 10 and above; so if you want to get the optimal advantage from your hardware in games, you will need to upgrade to Windows 10.
Graphics accelerators with DirectX 10 and later support can utilize DirectCompute API for general purpose computing too.
In addition, enhanced anti-aliasing features include Enhanced Quality Anti-Aliasing (EQAA), which uses a new sampling technique to help improve visual quality, Morphological Anti-Aliasing (MLAA), compatible with any DirectX 9, DirectX 10 or DirectX 11 application and improved anisotropic filtering.
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Other features in the latest version of the SDK include increased hardware support, additional support for Linux and Windows compilers, single channel format support for OpenCL images and DirectX 10 interoperability.
The ZOTACEeA H55-ITX WiFi (H55ITX-C-E) supports IntelEeA CoreEoAaAo processors with IntelEeA HD graphics for a premium integrated graphics experience complete with DirectX 10 support, high-definition video decode and advanced audio output capabilities.
AMD said the AMD 890GX is a versatile, affordable and exceptionally energy efficient solution for a high definition visual computing experience and features versatile graphics configurations, including DirectX 10.1 graphics on the motherboard and support for up to two high-performance ATI Radeon Premium Graphics cards with ATI CrossFireX technology.
For example, IdeaPad and IdeaCentre PCs with the sticker will be able to output stutter-free HD video up to 1080p HD quality, and support Microsoft's DirectX 10 APU for advanced gaming and graphic features.
The chipset is also the first for budget systems to support DirectX 10.1, Microsoft's API (application programming interface), which taps into graphics cores for improved gaming and video.
The 1792MB of video memory is paired with 240 blazing-fast stream processors ready to take on the latest DirectX 10, OpenGL 2.1, NVIDIAA CUDAao and PhysXA enabled 3D games and applications.