Talking about DirectX, for those of you who are so addicted playing games or as someone who often has many things to do with computer, usually, this program is not really foreign in your ears. What is DirectX? DirectX is a program that is developed to combine a program toward certain hardware. DirectX alone can be said to have a function to maximize the performance of your hardware, so this thing is so beneficial for those of you who needs a maximal performance for your PC. Further, DirectX, simply put, is software developed by Microsoft that talks to a PC’s hardware components. Specifically, it’s a collection of application programming interfaces, or APIs, designed to handle tasks related to rendering 2D and 3D vector graphics, rendering video and playing audio on the Windows platform.
Now, what is DirectX 12? DirectX 12 is included with Windows 10 and is only supported in that version of Windows. Updates to DirectX 12 related files are only available via Windows Update. The drawback with DirectX before this latest release is that it still didn’t provide “low-level” access to hardware components as seen with the consoles. To address this, AMD released its Mantle API suite, so that developers could better optimize their software for AMD chips.
What is the cause of failed installation of DirectX 12?
All right, DirectX 12 is actually only supporting the latest version of Windows that is Windows 10. For those of you who are the users of Windows PC for previous version, DirectX 12 will not be installed on your device. So, for those of you who want to install the latest DirectX version, make sure that you have had Windows 10 as your latest operating system for your PC.
So, if we have had Windows 10 in our hands, but why then the DirectX 12 installation is still failed?
If DirectX 12 is still failed to be installed, the other factor would be caused by your Graphic Card/VGA. Your VGA has not supported this latest version of DirectX, such as Intel HD Graphics 3000 which only supports DirectX 10, for next DirectX version, it will not support anymore.
How are the ways to install DirectX 12?
If you have read this article, I am sure that you have known how to solve the failure of installation of DirectX 12 on your PC. Yup! After using Windows 10, change/install the Graphic Card with the hardware which supports the latest version of DirectX.
List of VGA Nvidia which supports DirectX 12 – http://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/dx12/supported-gpus .
List of VGA AMD which supports DirectX 12 – http://www.amd.com/en-us/innovations/software-technologies/directx12 .
List of VGA Intel support- http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/graphics-drivers.html