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Upgraded to Windows 10-Enterprise but still on DirectX11.2 via GT630 RRS feed

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  • I recently upgraded to Windows 10-Enterprise, updated all the drivers to the latest versions(each from its official sites), configured everything <g class="gr_ gr_276 gr-alert gr_gramm Punctuation replaceWithoutSep" data-gr-id="276" id="276" style="display:inline;color:inherit !important;font-size:inherit !important;border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:solid;border-bottom-color:transparent;background-image:url(data;base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaa+gaaaaccayaaadllpadaaaabmjlr0qa/wd/ap+gvaetaaaakkleqvryhe3oqqeaiagesmm6xrmb9sqgny3b6vb7aqaaafad7qaaaacqdaghalfrnyemaaaaaelftksuqmcc), url(data:image/png;base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaaaeaaaaccayaaaczgbynaaaabmjlr0qa/wd/ap+gvaetaaaaekleqvqimwny/ejyfyygbgygabila1vqqvxsaaaaaelftksuqmcc):;background-size:0px 2px, 100% 2px;background-background-repeat:no-repeat, no-repeat;">up, I</g> checked whether I'm on DX12, I used <g class="gr_ gr_258 gr-alert gr_spell ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" data-gr-id="258" id="258" style="display:inline;color:inherit !important;font-size:inherit !important;border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:solid;border-bottom-color:transparent;background-image:url(data;base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaa+gaaaaccayaaadllpadaaaabmjlr0qa/wd/ap+gvaetaaaak0leqvryhe3omqeaiawdsa6dhph/zotj2jmospw7pwaaamcqsx0aaaaakgherqkhq3btyqaaaabjru5erkjggg==), url(data:image/png;base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaaaeaaaaccayaaaczgbynaaaabmjlr0qa/wd/ap+gvaetaaaaekleqvqimwp4vgvnfyygbgygabl4a2hm/skhaaaaaelftksuqmcc):;background-size:0px 2px, 100% 2px;background-background-repeat:no-repeat, no-repeat;">dxdiag</g> and found that I was still on DX11.2. I'm on GT 630 4GB which supports DX12 according to the list by Nvidia(Due to the forum's security reasons I can't post a link nor upload any image, maybe my account isn't verified yet)

    -Any help would be appreciated.


    • Edited by Ezio Altair Monday, August 3, 2015 11:10 AM
    Monday, August 3, 2015 11:07 AM

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  • "Previously NVIDIA said that its Fermi (400 and 500 series), Kepler (600 and 700 series) and the new Maxwell (750 and 900 series) GPUs would all support DirectX 12. However, an updated support document confirms that the older Fermi series are still using the WDDM 1.3 drivers, rather than the new WDDM 2.0 drivers needed to support DirectX 12. The article said that support will be offered "at a later date" for Fermi GPUs"

    More information.


    | Branko Vucinec | MCSE, MCSA, MCPS

    • Marked as answer by Ezio Altair Monday, August 3, 2015 2:00 PM
    Monday, August 3, 2015 11:26 AM

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  • "Previously NVIDIA said that its Fermi (400 and 500 series), Kepler (600 and 700 series) and the new Maxwell (750 and 900 series) GPUs would all support DirectX 12. However, an updated support document confirms that the older Fermi series are still using the WDDM 1.3 drivers, rather than the new WDDM 2.0 drivers needed to support DirectX 12. The article said that support will be offered "at a later date" for Fermi GPUs"

    More information.


    | Branko Vucinec | MCSE, MCSA, MCPS

    • Marked as answer by Ezio Altair Monday, August 3, 2015 2:00 PM
    Monday, August 3, 2015 11:26 AM
  • "Previously NVIDIA said that its Fermi (400 and 500 series), Kepler (600 and 700 series) and the new Maxwell (750 and 900 series) GPUs would all support DirectX 12. However, an updated support document confirms that the older Fermi series are still using the WDDM 1.3 drivers, rather than the new WDDM 2.0 drivers needed to support DirectX 12. The article said that support will be offered "at a later date" for Fermi GPUs"

    Which is odd.  The OP's 630 is Kepler, so should have supported DX12 on launch.  I have a 560Ti (Fermi), and while 3Dmark doesn't recognize it as DX12 capable (nor should it, yet), the NV control panel announces that it is running DX12.  

    Monday, August 3, 2015 7:27 PM

  • Which is odd.  The OP's 630 is Kepler, so should have supported DX12 on launch.  I have a 560Ti (Fermi), and while 3Dmark doesn't recognize it as DX12 capable (nor should it, yet), the NV control panel announces that it is running DX12.  

    Not all GT 630 cards have the Keplar GPU, some GT 630 cards still have the Fermi GPU i.e. check this table on wikipedia for examples.

    But the OP don't have too worry.

    "Fermi will receive DX12 support later this year (expected around the first wave of DX12 content)."


    | Branko Vucinec | MCSE, MCSA, MCPS
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    Tuesday, August 4, 2015 7:44 AM
  • Ooo!  That's a good catch - I thought all 600's were kepler based.

    I'm looking forward to the update for Fermis myself.  I'd rather be looking forward to buying a 980, but sadly I continue to be comprised of flesh, not money.

    Thursday, August 6, 2015 4:55 PM