IDXGIAdapter2 interface

The IDXGIAdapter2 interface represents a display subsystem, which includes one or more GPUs, DACs, and video memory.


The IDXGIAdapter2 interface has these methods.

Method Description
IDXGIAdapter2::GetDesc2 Gets a Microsoft DirectX Graphics Infrastructure (DXGI) 1.2 description of an adapter or video card.


A display subsystem is often referred to as a video card; however, on some computers, the display subsystem is part of the motherboard.

To enumerate the display subsystems, use IDXGIFactory1::EnumAdapters1.

To get an interface to the adapter for a particular device, use IDXGIDevice::GetAdapter.

To create a software adapter, use IDXGIFactory::CreateSoftwareAdapter.


Minimum supported client Windows 8 and Platform Update for Windows 7 [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2012 and Platform Update for Windows Server 2008 R2 [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Target Platform Windows
Header dxgi1_2.h

See Also

DXGI Interfaces