How to check DirectX version?

DirectX is a collection of application programming interfaces (APIs) developed by Microsoft. It is primarily used for multimedia and gaming applications on Microsoft platforms, including Windows PCs and Xbox consoles. DirectX provides a set of tools and functions that enable software, especially video games, to interact with and utilize hardware components like graphics cards, sound cards, and input devices for improved graphics, audio, and multimedia performance. It includes various components such as Direct3D (for 3D graphics rendering), DirectSound (for audio), DirectInput (for input devices), and more. DirectX is essential for enhancing the multimedia and gaming experiences on Windows-based systems.

You can check the DirectX version installed on your Windows computer using the DirectX Diagnostic Tool (DxDiag). Here’s how:

  1. Open Run Dialog: Press Win + R on your keyboard to open the Run dialog.
  2. Open DxDiag: Type “dxdiag” into the Run dialog and press Enter. This will open the DirectX Diagnostic Tool.
  3. Check DirectX Version: In the DirectX Diagnostic Tool window, go to the “System” tab. You will see the DirectX Version listed under the “System Information” section.It will be labeled as “DirectX Version.” For example, it might say “DirectX Version: DirectX 12” if you have DirectX 12 installed.

This will display the version of DirectX currently installed on your computer.

How to check Directx version on Mac and Linux ?

DirectX is a Microsoft technology, and it is not available on non-Windows operating systems like macOS and Linux. DirectX is specifically designed for Windows to provide graphics and multimedia support.

On macOS and Linux, you won’t find DirectX installed or used as it is on Windows. Instead, these operating systems typically use different graphics and multimedia libraries and APIs.

Equivalent information for graphics on Mac and Linux

Here’s how to check the equivalent information for graphics and multimedia libraries on macOS and Linux:

On macOS:

To check graphics and multimedia information on macOS, you can use the following steps:

  1. Graphics Information:
  • Click the Apple menu in the top-left corner of the screen.
  • Select “About This Mac.”
  • In the “Overview” tab, you’ll see information about your Mac’s graphics card.
  1. Audio Information:
  • To check audio-related information, you can go to “System Preferences” > “Sound.” Here, you can see and configure audio settings and devices.

On Linux:

The commands and tools for checking graphics and audio information on Linux may vary depending on your Linux distribution and desktop environment. Here are some common commands and methods:

  1. Graphics Information:
  • You can use the lspci command to list PCI devices, including your graphics card. For more detailed information, you can use lspci -v | grep VGA.
  • To check which graphics driver is in use, you can use glxinfo | grep "OpenGL renderer".
  • For additional information on the graphics driver and OpenGL support, you can use glxinfo.
  1. Audio Information:
  • To check audio-related information, you can use the aplay -l command to list audio devices.
  • You can use the script or the alsa-utils package for more detailed information on audio hardware and drivers.

Keep in mind that the specific commands and tools may vary based on your Linux distribution and desktop environment. You can refer to your distribution’s documentation or community resources for more detailed information on checking graphics and audio information.