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


G

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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J

JW

Dxdiag is reporting that you computer has software support for DX10.
However with out a graphics card that has hardware support for DX10 the
software support does you no good and you can not play DX10 games.
 
G

Guest

Im still kind of confused is there anyway to revert to Direct X 9.0c? Since
all Vista Computers come with Direct X 10 everyone sees DirectX 10 under
dxdiag?
 
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G

Guest

You don't have to do anything, as Vista also has DirectX 9. In fact, that is
what Aero is based on. If you are getting poor reliability, I would look into
heat and/or power problems. And to a lesser extent, driver issues, though it
would be easy to try newer drivers just in case.
 

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