Article ID: 000091231 Content Type: Product Information & Documentation Last Reviewed: 10/14/2022

What is DirectX* (DX)?

Environment

Windows® 10*, Windows 11*

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Summary

Brief explanation of Microsoft DirectX* (DX).

Description

What is Microsoft DirectX (DX) and why does it matter for gaming and multimedia?

Resolution

Microsoft DirectX* (DX) is a collection of application programming interfaces (APIs) developed by Microsoft for handling tasks related to multimedia, especially game programming and video, on Microsoft platforms. It forms part of the Windows Operating System.

If you encounter issues such as visual errors, artifacts, flickering, or even crashes, contact Intel Support for help.

DX* is property of and is sustained by Microsoft. Troubleshooting of DX* apps and games issues require Intel to promote any findings to Microsoft Support so they can include the proper fixes in their next update of the operating system and the DX APIs.

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