August 2008 DirectX SDK available

The August 2008 release of the DirectX SDK is now available for download. (Actually, it has been available for a while if you snoop the downloads area frequently.) Don’t forget to check the release notes for a list of known issues. New features of this release:

  • A much improved PIX for Windows with some excellent new timing features
  • Games for Windows branding tool for testing against many of the Games for Windows Technical Requirements
  • Two new Direct3D 10 samples: DepthOfField10.1 and RaycastTerrain

The next release of the DirectX SDK is scheduled for November 2008.