A look back: Windows Vista

This is a bit of a nostalgic navel-gazing like my Windows XP post was back in October 2010, so please forgive my indulgence. This week, Windows Vista has officially reached end-of-life. There’s been a few retrospective press pieces like this one on Ars Technica, so I thought I’d chime in with my own thoughts. I…


DirectXMath 3.10

DirectXMath version 3.10 is included in the Windows 10 Creators Update SDK (15063) which is installed with Visual Studio 2017. The new version includes the following: Added XMVectorSum for horizontal adds ARMv8 intrinsics use for ARM64 platform (division, rounding, half-precision conversion) Added SSE3 codepaths using opt-in _XM_SSE3_INTRINSICS_ XMVectorRound fix for no-intrinsics to match round-to-nearest (even)…


Windows 10 Creators Update SDK

The Windows 10 Creators Update (a.k.a. Version 1703) is now available along with a new Windows 10 SDK release. The Windows 10 Creators Update SDK (10.0.15063) can be installed via VS 2017 (15.1) or as a standalone installer. This includes DirectXMath 3.10 and updated versions of Direct3D 12, DXGI 1.6, Direct3D 11.4 Direct2D, and DirectWrite….