directx 10 compatibility


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Guest

Does directX 10 work only with 8800? or other grapics cards support it? can
someone please explain. Im really confuzed :p
 
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Guest

No, Directx 10 works with all cards, but you cant take advantage of the EXTRA
feature in directx10 without an 8800 card at this point.

So far nothing out there even uses directx10s new stuff. Basically directx
10 is directx9 + new stuff.

The answer is yes other graphics cards will run using vista and directx10

It is confusing really :]
 
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Andrew

So far nothing out there even uses directx10s new stuff. Basically directx
10 is directx9 + new stuff.
No DX10 is a new API that ditches all the accumulated crap from the
old DX's. DX9L is included in Vista for legacy support.
 
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Guest

Are u sure about this? because looking a couple of threads down to "DirectX
10" they say the exact opposite.
 
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Dustin Harper

DirectX10 will work with the 8800 series cards only right now. That is
for the hardware functions.

If you use a DX10 game, they have a compatibility that allows them to
use DX9 features.

If you have an older DX9 video card, you can run the DX10 games with
DX10 on your PC, but you will not get the additional DX10 graphical
features. It will just look different.

Dustin Harper
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http://www.vistarip.com
 
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Guest

Question then. I am running Vista Home Premium. I haven't seen any DX updates
in Windows Update. But I noticed that there is a Feb Update for DirectX 9.
Should I be installing this? Or will it have a negative effect on my DirectX
10, in which case I should be waiting for Direct X 10 updates?

I don't have a DX10 card, if it makes any difference (Radeon X1600)

Thanks.
 
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Dale M. White

The DX9/0c updates will not appear in windowsupdate, as it's not an critical
or arguanle essential update for most people.

Yes you can install it, I've installed several different iterations of the
updates and games like FEAR will not run unless you apply at least one of
these updates.

DX9 and DX10 run independant of each other.
 

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