AMD Backs Away From Richard Huddy’s Statement On DirectX 12

By   /   Nov 18, 2014

Chief Gaming Scientist of AMD, Richard Huddy claimed in a statement last week that DirectX 12 will not be coming to Windows 7.

One thing that’s not going to happen to it is DX12 … Yup, DX12 is not coming to Windows 7.

However, as of today, AMD has distanced itself from these comments and have stated that they were merely speculative.

Richard Huddy does not speak for Microsoft, and he was unfortunately speculating from Microsoft’s publication of key dates and milestones for Windows 7 lifecycle and mainstream support policy.

Richard has no special insight into Microsoft’s Windows or DirectX roadmaps. Microsoft is a key, strategic partner for AMD and we’re continuously collaborating with them on DirectX 12.

Microsoft revealed before that DirectX 12 will be built into Windows 10, and will include the support for Windows 8 as well.

However, the company did not mention anything regarding the Window 7 being compatible with DX 12.

The mainstream support for Windows 7 is ending on January 13, 2015; but it is being used worldwide and still remains the popular operating system for gamers.

This is why it would be somewhat surprising if DX12 doesn’t come to Windows 7; not to forget that the Windows 7 users would be yearning to know they aren’t going to be forced to upgrade to either Windows 8 or Windows 10.

Would you prefer DX12 support on Windows 7 or you are looking forward to upgrade?

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