DirectX 12 how to Enable

  1. Posts : 20
    Windows 10 Home

    DirectX 12 how to Enable

    i got to ask how does one enable DirectX 12 on a Windows 10 PC
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  2. Posts : 82
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit OEM

    Dx12 is used for gaming. Not all games support DX12. It is up to the game developers to use it.
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    Home 1903 x64 10.0.18362.267

    Not to mention, that your GPU has to support it as well. Start - Run - dxdiag - check Direct3D/Feature Levels:
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  4. Faith's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home May 2019 Update 64-bit

    If your card support DX11 it most likely will support DX12 in DDI. Nvidia goes all the way down to Fermi based GPUs for DX12. It should be noted that newer cards will have better DX12 implementations, asynchronous compute and feature levels through hardware.

    These games supports the API
    You can enable DX12 in each game's option or launcher menu for its graphics or video settings. Please note that some games are unstable and easier to crash when DX12 is active because of its low-level implementation.
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    Windows 10

    You don't have to do anything, it is part of Windows 10.

    However your Graphics Card may not support it and maybe only DirectX 11 capable.

    As in post #3 just run dxdiag to find out.
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  6.    #6

    OP, what video card or GPU does your system have?

    Click under: Display adapters in Device Manager to locate this info, or run CPU-Z, Sysinfo, or perhaps Speccy, all freeware.

    Direct-X details here:

    DirectX - Wikipedia

    Only Direct-X v9/9.0c and 11 have gotten much dev play.
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