DirectX 12 is a set of components that comes with Windows 11 and Windows 10. It allows games and other software to work directly with your graphics. So DirectX 12 can increase your GPU performance and you can enjoy a better gaming experience. DirectX 12 was unveiled by Microsoft in 2014 and it was officially released alongside Windows 10 in 2015.
How to Check DirectX Version in Windows 11/10
If your PC is running on Windows 11 or 10 then you don’t need to download DirectX 12 as it is an integral part of Windows 11/10. You can easily check which version of DirectX is installed on your PC using the below steps:
- Use the Windows Key + R combination to open the Run dialog box.
- Type dxdiag and then select OK.
- Now click Yes if prompted with a dialog box.
- Your current DirectX version will be displayed on your screen.
If your PC doesn’t have the right version of DirectX installed then some games might not work properly. Want to download DirectX 12 on your PC? Microsoft does not offer a stand-alone package of DirectX 12. So you have to download it via Windows Update.
How to Download DirectX 12 for Windows 11/10
Method 1: Through Windows Update
Press the Win+I shortcut key to open Windows Settings.
Head over to the Update & Security section
Check for the latest available Windows updates
If there are updates for DirectX 12, it will automatically download and install on your PC.
Method 2: DirectX 12 Offline Installer
You can use Microsoft’s DirectX End-User Runtime Web Offline Installer (CLICK HERE)
Now tap on the Download button.
You will see Microsoft’s recommend products (Ignore this).
Now download the dxwebsetup file and then run it.
You need to follow the on-screen instructions to finish the installation.
Restart your PC
That’s it; the latest DirectX 12 version will be installed on your PC.