Do we need to update DirectX?
Some applications and games require DirectX 9. However, your computer includes a more recent version of DirectX. If you install and then run an application or game that requires DirectX 9, you might receive an error message such as “The program can‘t start because d3dx9_35. dll is missing from your computer.
How do I download the latest version of DirectX?
You can update DirectX by installing the service pack and update listed below. To upgrade DirectX further, you will need to upgrade your operating system. The program is included in Windows 8, Windows RT, and Windows Server 2012. There is no stand-alone update package for the software.
How do I change from DirectX 12 to 11?
Log into the game to character select and open the Options menu. Click “Graphics” on the right. Click the drop-down next to “Graphics Hardware Level” and choose either DirectX 9, 10 or 11 mode. (Click “Accept” and restart the game to have it apply the change.)
Is DirectX 11 or 12 better?
DirectX 11 vs DirectX 12: What Does it Mean for PC Gamers
One of the core advantages of low-level APIs like DirectX 12 and Vulkan is improved CPU utilization. With DirectX 12 that has changed. The load is more evenly distributed across all cores, making multi-core CPUs more relevant for gamers.
Can I install DirectX 11 and 12?
All versions of DirectX are backwards compatible. So, if you have DirectX 12, something written in DirectX 11 should still work.