Brief description of system compatibility with DirectX* 9 (DX* 9).
Does my system with Intel® Graphics support DirectX* 9 (DX* 9)?
Yes, DX9 is supported on Intel® Graphics.
We use a D3D9on12 mapping layer, which maps graphics commands from DX9 to DX12. We do extensive compatibility and performance testing, and partner closely with Microsoft* and ISV’s (Independent Software Vendors) to optimize this solution continuously. Intel has been shipping this solution since our 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processor launch in 2021, and we'll continue to invest heavily in this technology for both integrated and discrete graphics solutions.
If you encounter issues such as visual errors, artifacts, flickering, or even crashes, contact Intel Support for help. These issues can be related to D3D9On12 when legacy apps and games designed with DX* 9 are run on newer processors and newer graphics.
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.