DirectX 9.0 SDK Update (Summer 2004) Beta 2 Release

The DirectX® Team is pleased to announce the release of DirectX 9.0 SDK Update (Summer 2004) - Beta 2. This Beta release contains the full DirectX SDK which features the initial Beta release of the DirectX 9.0c developer runtime.

Areas of concentration in the DirectX 9.0 SDK Update (Summer 2004) Beta release are:

  • HLSL support for Pixel Shader & Vertex Shader 3.0
  • Effects Framework performance improvements
  • Pre computed Radiance Transfer improvements
  • New Sample framework
  • New & Updated Samples (and removal of some crusty ones)
  • PIX tool for better debugging of Direct3D applications
As this beta release of the DirectX 9.0 SDK Update (Summer 2004), we hope you will take the opportunity to install it, work with the new features and provide feedback through BetaPlace. We look to you and your feedback to help get the kinks out prior to the next beta release.

Thanks,

DirectX Team

News source: Beta Place

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