Tag: DirectX

Microsoft DirectX is a collection of application programming interfaces (APIs) for handling tasks related to multimedia, especially game programming and video, on Microsoft platforms. Originally, the names of these APIs all began with Direct, such as Direct3D, DirectDraw, DirectMusic, DirectPlay, DirectSound, and so forth. The name DirectX was coined as shorthand term for all of these APIs (the X standing in for the particular API names) and soon became the name of the collection. When Microsoft later set out to develop a gaming console, the X was used as the basis of the name Xbox to indicate that the console was based on DirectX technology. The X initial has been carried forward in the naming of APIs designed for the Xbox such as XInput and the Cross-platform Audio Creation Tool (XACT), while the DirectX pattern has been continued for Windows APIs such as Direct2D and DirectWrite.
Direct3D (the 3D graphics API within DirectX) is widely used in the development of video games for…

Mainstream GeForce GT 440 from GIGABYTE

This is the latest graphic card from GIGABYTE intended for mainstream market.  The 440 series introduce are GV-N440TC-1GI and GV-N440D3-1GI.  Compared to previous generation, the card supposed to give about…

MSI Unveils the N570GTX-M2D12D5

The graphic card is the second member from GeForce 500 series by MSI. This N570GTX-M2D12D5 feature 480 CUDA core GeForce 570 GPU that support DirectX11 and NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround…

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