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Hi, I just ran the dxdiag command and it says I have direct x 11. Would there be a difference in my games if my installed 11.1 or 11.2?

I have windows 8.1 but I don't see the direct x update in windows update. Apparently that is where its supposed to be

thanks
post #2 of 11
This is to update Direct-X:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=35

It is normal for Windows to always report DX11. Just make sure your GPU is Direct-X 11 compliant and you will have DX11.1.
Edited by BradleyW - 3/24/14 at 3:07pm
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ok everything checked out. Thanks for the help
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ok everything checked out. Thanks for the help
No problem. Enjoy.
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This is to update Direct-X:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=35

It is normal for Windows to always report DX11. Just make sure your GPU is Direct-X 11 compliant and you will have DX11.1.

This is stated as being for Dx9.0c and below.
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This is stated as being for Dx9.0c and below.

Correct, but it does update DX 10 and 11 API .dll library's.
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Correct, but it does update DX 10 and 11 API .dll library's.

You would think Microsoft would correct that.
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Correct, but it does update DX 10 and 11 API .dll library's.

DX doesn't require installation of anything manually since DX9...
    
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DX doesn't require installation of anything manually since DX9...

When you install a game, it updates the DX libs. This update IS THAT. DX 11 is already there of course. I'm not disputing that at all.

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DirectX will automatically be installed/used by games that require it, just so long as your graphics card(s) has support for it.
     
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