DirectX 11 or Direct3D 11, next generation of Microsoft DirectX graphic technology for Windows 7 and Vista handling multimedia related task such as interactive content, images and sound is an essential installation especially for gamers or anyone who wishes for better images display and smoother 3D animation on Windows PC.
DirectX 11 consist 3 main part including Direct3D to better of 3D animation, DirectDraw which produces 2D visual effects and DirectSound to enhance sound performances is some of the cool integration any Windows users would like to have. Not forgetting that the “X” word from Xbox gaming console was originated from DirectX itself, clearly indicating that it uses the same technology.
If you have yet to do an upgrade it’s recommended to do so and please note that DirectX 11 is only for Windows 7 and Vista users with Service Pack 2. Users who are running older version of Vista are suggested to install Platform Update for Windows Server 2008 and Platform Update for Windows Vista.
At current time, offline installer or standalone installation of DirectX is widely available on the internet but sad to say not all of them are as genuine as we think they were. It’s always best to get it directly from official Microsoft Download Server which needs an active internet connection to work out. You can check your DirectX version by selecting Start button and keying in DXdiag before hitting Enter.
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Download DirectX 11 Web installer here