windows 7 sp1 - directx 11.1 preview released - d/l link
x32 - x64
This article describes a platform update for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. This update improves the features and performance of the following components:
Windows Imaging Component (WIC)
Windows Advanced Rasterization Platform (WARP)
Windows Animation Manager (WAM)
XPS Document API
H.264 Video Decoder
JPEG XR codec
The Platform Update for Windows 7 enables improved features and performance on Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. It includes updates to the following DirectX components: Direct2D, DirectWrite, Direct3D, Windows Imaging Component (WIC), and Windows Advanced Rasterization Platform (WARP). In addition, there are updates to the Windows Animation Manager (WAM) , XPS Document API and the H.264 Video Decoder
QL uses Open GL so won't be any benefit there, but maybe for some Bethesda games?
I know this game is opengl,current gpu's will benefit from this update though. It isn't listed in windows update, so I thought I'd just post it up here
dx 11.1 is only for stereoscopic native support instead of ati and nvidia making their own methods.
Far more then just stereoscopic support in 11.1,just look at some the detail release notes. Nvidia has thier own methods for stereo, its ati thats kinda hanging in the wind. Its just an update, and it never hurts to have the latest dx installed. dx will probably be at 13 (before 11 becomes a standard or removed 100%). I was just letting people know it was out.