Now the most common versions of DirectX are DirectX 9, 10, 11. If the ninth version is supported by all discrete graphics cards, then DirectX 10, 11 is the prerogative of newer models.
If you purchased a video card with supportThe latest versions of DirectX to fully realize all the features of the video card on your system should also be installed the latest version of DirectX, which is supported by your video card.
You will need
- - Computer with Windows-
- - program AIDA64.
The easiest way to learn the version of DirectX,Which is suitable for all Windows operating systems, is as follows. Click Start, and then click All Programs. Then select "Standard", then in standard programs run the command line. When the Command Prompt window appears, type dxdiag and press Enter. Wait a few seconds. The DirectX Diagnostic tool appears, in which you can, accordingly, find out the information about the version of DirectX that is installed on your PC.
A very convenient program for diagnosing andComputer monitoring is AIDA64. It not only helps to know the version of DirectX installed on the system, but also shows which version of this component is supported by the video card installed on the computer. You can find a trivial version of this program and enjoy some time for free or pay for it.
Install the program on the computer. After installation, run it. In the left window of the program, find the "Operating system" option. Click the left mouse button on the arrow next to it. In the expanded menu, select "Operating System" again. Next, in the right window, find the "Component Versions" section. There is a line DirectX. You can learn not only the version, but also other parameters.
Learn the version of DirectX that is supportedVideo adapter, you can also use this program. Immediately after starting the program in the right window, select the "Display" component. Then choose "Graphic Processor". In the resulting window, find the "Graphics Processor Properties" section. In this section, find the parameter "Support for hardware DirectX". In the "Value" field of this parameter, a version of DirectX that is supported by the video card is written. From the bottom of the current window there are links to the site of the video card manufacturer.