Are Geforce 7950s supposed to have DirectX 10? because mine do....


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Guest

Everywhere I go I keep hearing people say that if you do not have a Geforce
8800 you will not be able to experience the graphic qualities of DirectX 10.
Yet I have 2 7950s ussually set to SLI and my dxdiag says that I have DirectX
10. I can't imagine that they would call DirectX 9.0c DirectX 10 on peoples
computers. I am also experiencing some weird glitches in computer games that
are descriped in a few of the hotfixes for DirectX 10 cards yet it says that
these updates don't apply to me. Has my computer somehow fit through one of
the cracks and how do I get out because I would take stability and
performance over graphics quality anyday. The feeling of paying for 7950s and
then they crash in game is not a very good one.

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System Information
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Time of this report: 10/13/2007, 23:08:08
Machine name: USER-FA5CAD3A4C
Operating System: Windows Vistaâ„¢ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6000)
(6000.vista_gdr.070627-1500)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz (2
CPUs), ~1.9GHz
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Page File: 986MB used, 3338MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 10
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 6.00.6000.16386 32bit Unicode
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Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 7950 GT
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0295&SUBSYS_C6353842&REV_A1
Display Memory: 1272 MB
Dedicated Memory: 504 MB
Shared Memory: 767 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (75Hz)
Monitor: Generic PnP Monitor
Driver Name: nvd3dum.dll,nvwgf2um.dll
Driver Version: 7.15.0011.6369 (English)
DDI Version: 9Ex
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 9/11/2007 22:28:00, 4988928 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp:
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-41D5-11CF-1343-3EE601C2CA35}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x0295
SubSys ID: 0xC6353842
Revision ID: 0x00A1
Revision ID: 0x00A1
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Enabled
 
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Cari \(MS-MVP\)

You've posted this question everywhere. Please don't multipost. No they do
not.
 
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Dustin Harper

Your video card does not support DX10. DXDIAG says you have DX10, because
you do. It's installed in Vista. However, it supports lower video cards,
they just won't take advantage of DX10 features. You can install an old TNT
video card (DX6 I belileve), and it will still show DX10 installed.
 
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Andy [YaYa]

DemonAts said:
Everywhere I go I keep hearing people say that if you do not have a
Geforce
8800 you will not be able to experience the graphic qualities of DirectX
10.
Yet I have 2 7950s ussually set to SLI and my dxdiag says that I have
DirectX
10. I can't imagine that they would call DirectX 9.0c DirectX 10 on
peoples
computers. I am also experiencing some weird glitches in computer games
that
are descriped in a few of the hotfixes for DirectX 10 cards yet it says
that
these updates don't apply to me. Has my computer somehow fit through one
of
the cracks and how do I get out because I would take stability and
performance over graphics quality anyday. The feeling of paying for 7950s
and
then they crash in game is not a very good one.

------------------
System Information
------------------
Time of this report: 10/13/2007, 23:08:08
Machine name: USER-FA5CAD3A4C
Operating System: Windows Vistaâ„¢ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6000)
(6000.vista_gdr.070627-1500)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz (2
CPUs), ~1.9GHz
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Page File: 986MB used, 3338MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 10
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 6.00.6000.16386 32bit Unicode

Dude, everyone with Vista has the same thing. DirectX 10, but in order for
it to work you need hardware to support it. nVidia 8400, 8500, 8600, or 8800
all have chipsets with DirectX 10 routines. On the ATi side, any card with
"2x00 HD" in the model number support DirectX 10 calls.

Your computer does not support DirectX 10, but there's only like 5 or 6
games out there that have DirectX 10 support, and all of those games also
have DirectX 9 support.

In other words, your system is a wonderful DirectX 9 system.

The crashes you are getting are probably NOT related to DirectX, but you
didn't mention which game you are having problems with, so at this point
it's anyones guess as to what problems you are really having.

Recommendation:

Update video drivers
Update sound drivers
Update mobo chipset drivers
Update mobo BIOS (be careful here)
Run latest Windows Update
Install DirectX from http://www.microsoft.com/directx (will fix any broken
DirectX files)

After all that if your game is still crashing, reply here and tell us what
game you are having problems with.

-A.
 

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