Do I need a new motherboard for a new version of DirectX? // Leo, I installed a game and I can’t play it. It says I need Direct X 11. Does that mean I need to get a new motherboard that has Direct X 11 just to play this game? No, it doesn’t, though it could mean you might need a new video card. There are a couple of things going on with DirectX. Read moreDo I need a new motherboard for a new version of DirectX?