Direct3D 11

Direct3D 11 is a proprietary graphics API introduced by Microsoft with Windows 7 in 2009. The API is supported on Windows Vista (with the Final Platform Update) and up, with some of the later updates being limited to a subset of platforms.

The support of the API is as follows:

Name Platforms
Direct3D 11 Windows Vista, Windows 7
Direct3D 11.1 Windows 8+
Direct3D 11.2 Windows 8.1+
Direct3D 11.3 Windows 10+
Direct3D 11.4 Windows 10+

Direct3D 11 is focussed on providing features including graphics and compute while abstracting resource updates, command recording and state checking to the furthest extent possible.