The Microsoft Windows operating system has leapt forward, and completely cleared 9. Apart from the obvious jump in naming, you may well ask what else is different? And more importantly, what is useful to me? A lot happens behind the scenes without you noticing (much the same as hardware), things such as reliability, security, and compatibility etc. Yes, that's all well and good... but... for us (the gamers!), what we really want to ask is - does it give me the best visuals on the planet? Is it so good that it's not currently available on any other platform, including on this OS I'm using right now? And all the while no matter how fast I whip my mouse around, can I run those games so fast and smooth our necks wouldn't be able to cope if in real-life? Will I see better performance on my current gaming rig?
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Work on DirectX 12 started more than 5 years ago, and it's the joint effort of Microsoft, hardware vendors and game developers. The focus is placed on pleasing people like you and me, by squeezing out as much performance out of multi-core systems as possible, to reduce resource overhead, and so in other words yes, games are going to look better than ever, smoother than ever and you will see an improvement in performance in your system because your computer can now do its job more efficiently, and that in itself translates to more power at your disposal. With more power, developers can use it to render more detail and more frames per second instead of letting the system twiddle its thumbs.
Is it so good that it's not currently available on any other platform, including on this OS I'm using right now? DX12 will span PCs, XBox One, tablets and even phones, so the answer is no... with a resounding yes. Although other platforms will have DirectX 12, what platform has the most power and the flexibility of choosing detail levels? Your PC of course!
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Will you be ready for Windows 10 and DirectX 12? ASUS Z97-A and TUF Trooper B85 motherboards have just passed Microsoft’s Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) tests, receiving full certification for Windows 10 compatibility with many more to come. ASUS has every intention of ensuring users that the full ASUS range of Intel and AMD motherboards will be fully compatible. You will be able to use the newest innovations across 200 Intel and AMD motherboards, including:
- Intel X99, X79, Z97, H97, Z87, H87, Z77, B85, B75, H81, Q87, Q77 and H61 series motherboards
- AMD 990FX, A88X, A78, A68, A58 and A55 series boards and AM1-socket-based SoC solutions
- System-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions
ASUS Announces WHQL Certification and Widest Readiness for Windows 10
Z97-A and Trooper B85 are first of many ASUS motherboards to be declared fully compatible with Microsoft’s newest operating system
- Z97-A and Trooper B85 first ASUS motherboards to receive Microsoft Windows Hardware Quality Labs approval Windows 10 compatibility
- ASUS will deliver the widest support and fastest upmost updates for best Windows 10 experience across all motherboard series
- First Windows 10 compatibility list published, and will be updated as more support is added
Taipei, Taiwan (26th May, 2015) — ASUS today announced its Z97-A and Trooper B85 motherboards have passed Microsoft’s exacting Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) tests, receiving full certification for Windows 10 compatibility — highlighting the intention to ensure that the full ASUS range of Intel® and AMD® motherboards will be fully compatible with the forthcoming Windows 10 operating system.
ASUS is a world leader in ensuring users are able to use the latest and best hardware and software innovations across 200 Intel and AMD motherboards, including Intel X99, X79, Z97, H97, Z87, H87, Z77, B85, B75, H81, Q87, Q77 and H61 series motherboards, as well as system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions, plus AMD 990FX, A88X, A78, A68, A58 and A55 series boards and AM1-socket-based SoC solutions.
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