Have you been itching to try DirectX 12 for yourself? Well today you can, with the release of Futuremark’s 3DMark API Overhead feature test, the first publicly available DirectX 12 application! The fact that DirectX 12 dramatically improves multithread scaling and CPU performance isn’t a surprise, but the extent of the improvement is profoundly exemplified in 3DMark’s new feature test. Try it for yourself and find out how much your system can benefit from the CPU-side improvements of DirectX 12!
To run the new test, make sure you’re running Windows 10 Technical Preview (build 10041 or later) with the latest graphics drivers from Windows Update. To ensure you have the latest updates, go to Start > Settings > Update & recovery, then check for and apply any pending updates. You also must install or update to the latest version of 3DMark (Advanced Edition is required). For more details on the test, system requirements, and info on how to get 3DMark, check out Futuremark’s overview page here. After you run the test, tweet us your results!
Want to know more about the gains possible with DirectX 12? Read about them here.
Stay tuned to this blog for more DirectX 12 excitement, and don’t forget to join us at //build 2015!