DirectX 12 feature

Microsoft brings DirectX 12 to Windows 7, World of Warcraft the first game supporting it

Now here is a pleasant surprise. Microsoft has announced that it is bringing its latest API, DirectX 12, to Windows 7. Yeap, you read that right. Windows 7 now supports DX12 and the first game that can take advantage of it is World of Warcraft.

Now while World of Warcraft can run via DX12 on Windows 7, Microsoft claims that the best DirectX 12 performance will always be on Windows 10, and that’s because Windows 10 contains a number of OS optimizations designed to make DirectX 12 run even faster.

Unfortunately we don’t have Windows 7 installed in our system but it will be interesting to see, from third-party websites, benchmarks between Windows 10 and Windows 7 in World of Warcraft DX12.

Microsoft has also stated that it is currently working with a few other game developers to port their D3D12 games to Windows 7, and it will make further announcements about these plans in the near future.