DirectX Runtime 9, 10 and 11
Microsoft DirectX is a group of technologies designed to make Windows-based computers an ideal platform for running and displaying applications rich in multimedia elements such as full-color graphics, video, 3D animation, and rich audio.
The DirectX runtime cannot be uninstalled. We recommend Windows Me, Windows XP and Windows Vista users turn on a "System Restore" point before installing.
DirectX 11 includes numerous improvements. It's designed to be more efficient, leverage the power of today's multi-core processors, and provide support for sophisticated shading and texturing techniques such as tessellation.
The result: smoother 3D animation, and graphics more lifelike and nuanced than ever before.
- DirectX web installer is bundled with "Bing Bar". However, you may continue the installation process without installing it.
DirectX includes security and performance updates, along with many new features across all technologies, which can be accessed by applications using the DirectX APIs.