DirectX 12 will be presented at the Game Developers Conference on March 20th. DirectX 12 is the latest version of the essential API for gaming and multimedia on Windows PCs, and follows DirectX 11 which was released in 2009.
No details have yet been announced, so we don’t know much about DirectX 12 yet. This latest collection of APIs will be presented to developers, but it is of interest to PC users, as it will open possibilities for improved graphics and performance.
DirectX 12 will be explained by Microsoft’s Graphics Manager, Anuj Gosalia in a session called ‘DirectX: Evolving Microsoft’s Graphics Platform.’
DirectX 11 was released alongside Windows 7, so it’s likely that DirectX 12 will be released when Windows 9 comes out, which is expected next year. We’ll find out more about that, as well as the Windows 8.1 2014 update, at Microsoft’s Build Developer Conference in April.