microsoft adds directx 12 support on windows 7

Microsoft has announced that it is bringing DirectX 12 support for Windows 7. The company also announced that Blizzard Entertainment’s hugely popular World of Warcraft will become the first title to support DirectX 12 on Windows 7.

DirectX 12 is a low-level API launched alongside Windows 10. It aims to improve performance and efficiency by reducing driver overhead. DirectX 12 titles are able to better leverage multi-core CPUs and also enable multi-GPU systems without requiring hardware vendor technologies such as CrossFire or SLi.

Over the past couple of years, developers have…