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Jeng
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Direct X 10.1

Postby Jeng » Aug 11th, 2007 at 1:56 pm

http://hardware.slashdot.org/hardware/0 ... 4250.shtml


"SIGGRAPH 2007 was the stage where Microsoft dropped the bomb, informing gamers that the currently available DirectX 10 hardware will not support the upcoming DirectX 10.1 in Vista SP1. In essence, all current DX10 hardware is now obsolete. But don't get too upset just yet: 'Gamers shouldn't fret too much - 10.1 adds virtually nothing that they will care about and, more to the point, adds almost nothing that developers are likely to care about. The spec revision basically makes a number of things that are optional in DX10 compulsory under the new standard - such as 32-bit floating point filtering, as opposed to the 16-bit current. 4xAA is a compulsory standard to support in 10.1, whereas graphics vendors can pick and choose their anti-aliasing support currently. We suspect that the spec is likely to be ill-received. Not only does it require brand new hardware, immediately creating a minuscule sub-set of DX10 owners, but it also requires Vista SP1, and also requires developer implementation.'"
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Postby Mouser » Aug 11th, 2007 at 9:45 pm

Developers need to just tell MS to fuck off and refuse to develop dx10 games. It's lame ass shit from an unnecessary OS. XP is fucking fine as is.

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Postby K2 » Aug 11th, 2007 at 10:16 pm

Actually, dx10 has some serious performance enhancing features vs. dx9, processing the exact same graphics, given a gfx card and OS that can use dx10.

However, if the original statement is true, then that's just fucking retarded. I am having a hard time believing that.

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Postby Oreo » Aug 12th, 2007 at 6:09 am

If it's true, not only is it stupid but pointless.

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Postby Jeng » Aug 12th, 2007 at 11:23 am

A powerpoint presentation from MS on the subject.

http://download.microsoft.com/download/ ... irectx.zip

I imagine Wid would be able to confirm and explain what it all means.
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Postby Catharsys » Aug 13th, 2007 at 12:11 am

so i was smart not to get a dx10 card?

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Postby K2 » Aug 17th, 2007 at 5:59 am

I knew this was all taken out of context by the media. Have a read - http://www.next-gen.biz/index.php?optio ... 4&Itemid=2

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Postby Catharsys » Aug 20th, 2007 at 2:18 am

still waiting til more dx10 stuff comes out. :p

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Postby CyberPitz » Sep 5th, 2007 at 7:09 pm

I'm waiting for the cards to come down in price. I payed 150 bucks for my x1800xt, and it still plays 99% of games out on max settings *other than bioshock/stalker/etc..*

I'll wait another year or two, I guess.


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