Direct3D 11.1 lets you use shader tracing to ensure that your code is performing as intended and if it isn`t you can discover and remedy the problem. The SDK for Windows 8 Consumer Preview contains HLSL compiler enhancements. Shader tracing and the HLSL compiler are implemented in D3dcompiler_nn.dll."
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