DirectX 3.0 SDK for PC is a graphics API SDK “Software Development Kit” by Microsoft which is used to render graphics on a computer screen. This application designed to realize a wide variety of advanced graphical effects using hardware acceleration so that developers can create snappy, dynamic games and realistic previs animations with minimal effort. Microsoft’s DirectX 3.0 SDK for Windows was a major release in the DirectX series of APIs for graphics, sound, and input. It was released by Microsoft on September 15, 1996.
Author: Microsoft Inc
OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
File Name: DirectX 3.0 for Windows 32 and 64 bit setup
DirectX 3.0 Overview
The major features of this version were DirectDraw and Direct3D, which replaced the original Windows graphics library (GDI) that had been used since the introduction of Windows 1.0 in 1995 (a year after the introduction of Apple Macintosh’s QuickDraw). DirectDraw introduced hardware acceleration to GDI by adding support for hardware-accelerated bitmaps and surfaces and hardware-accelerated line drawing. This allowed video cards to provide large amounts of on-screen graphical content with minimal CPU usage (since drawing is done by the video card).
Direct3D is a 3-dimensional graphics API that allows applications to draw in three dimensions, while DirectDraw is an API for two-dimensional graphics. DirectSound and DirectMusic are APIs for sound and music respectively. Direct3D offers a general-purpose API for 3D graphics rendering in applications, providing fast, low-level access to the hardware.
This version of DirectX 3.0 also introduced support for color depths up to high graphics. To get DirectX version 3, you can download it directly on the Microsoft site or directly on this site.
Features of DirectX 3.0 for PC
- Easy to use tool
- Simple installation
- Direct3D 3D graphics
- DirectX Input
- DirectX Play
- DirectX Sound
- DirectX Music
- DirectX Media
- DirectX Media Object
- Processor: Intel or AMD Dual Core Processor 3 Ghz
- RAM: 512 Mb RAM
- Hard Disk: 512 Mb Hard Disk Space
- Video Graphics: Intel Graphics or AMD equivalent
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