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.
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
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.