The intended audience of this guide is developers who seek to optimize their interactive 3D rendering applications for Xᵉ-LP. It is assumed that the developer has a fundamental understanding of the graphics API pipelines for Microsoft
. Xᵉ-LP also supports the
* graphics APIs; however, there are performance benefits and lower CPU overhead for applications that use the newer and lower level APIs such as DirectX12, Vulkan, and Metal 2, and also new graphics architecture features that are only available in these APIs.