It is a pretty big deal for gamers, although I wouldn't go so far as to say it's worth losing WMC on a HTPC over.mdavej wrote:I've asked the same question in other threads, and all I get is "DirectX 12". Seems many HTPC users also game on their machines and simply cannot live with DirectX 12. It is apparently so awesome that it's worth losing WMC over.mike_ekim wrote:What new Windows 10 features and updated apps were you looking forward to using "along side WMC"? Just curious. So far I haven't seen anything new in Windows 10 that I would want to add to my HTPC, but maybe there is something I missed. If I were to build, for example, a Kodi box is there something specific to Windows 10 that I might want?
The major releases of DirectX only happen about every 5-6 years. In this case, DX12 is expected to give existing hardware (so the video card that you already own) up to a 25% performance increase in many current games. That's a big deal for gamers when video cards can run in the hundreds of dollars and extending their lifespan is important.
As has been suggested before, gamers like me could just build another PC, but that's not ideal, and things like dual booting don't do much to help the wife's happiness level with the HTPC setup.