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…

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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)…

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Windows 10 Creators Update SDK

The Windows 10 Creators Update (build 15063, aka 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,…

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