K4sum1 wrote: ↑22 Dec 2022, 10:37
Windows 7 uses DX11 for Aero
To my knowledge, Aero actually uses the DirectX 9Ex API with Shader Model 2.0 capabilities for its rendering. This allows older graphics card, such as the GeForce 6 series lineup (from 2004), to run Aero despite their core architecture not supporting DirectX 10 or 11 in any capacity.
With that said, it might be possible that an additional DirectX 11 mode was implemented, so newer graphics cards could take advantage of it. Is that what you mean? In that case, I would like to know more about it as i couldn't find any pertaining information to it.