DirectX 12 baked into Windows 10 preview

DirectX 12 is already baked into the operating system.

In Windows 10  run dxdiag.exe, then look for the DirectX Version Info at the bottom of the System tab. Boom! DirectX 12.

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DXDiag.exe in Windows 10 build 9926. (Click to enlarge.)

But before you get too excited, remember that the mere presence of DX12 in Windows 10 is essentially useless until graphics drivers and other software are released to take advantage of Microsoft’s new gaming API.