directx 10 and graphic card
Posted 15 November 2005 - 07:33 AM
i resently get informed that vista final build is loaded with directx 10 which has no back support for directx 9,8 etc. so is it logical to buy a new graphic card at this time when cards only support driectx 9c or less.
do you think all the present cards ( like nvidia 78xx,6xxx, ati x8xx , new ones) will be useless and slow with less support for new games build on directx 10 ????
Posted 15 November 2005 - 12:41 PM
basically if you have a directx9 graphic card you can play directx10 games just with out the directx 10 benefits ok
Posted 15 November 2005 - 01:23 PM
Posted 16 November 2005 - 12:03 AM
Do you have a source for this information, because it is totaly unlogical for MS to leave DX9 or lower support out. May what you read is that Vista will be based on DX10, that doesn't mean it won't run for DX9 or lower. Just as games can run on cars that support previous versions of DX, it just the graphics that take the fall for it, like fenixtx22 stated.
i resently get informed that vista final build is loaded with directx 10 which has no back support for directx 9,8 etc.
Posted 16 November 2005 - 03:15 AM
Posted 16 November 2005 - 05:37 AM
Does dat means we can't play HL2 on vista??
HL2 only supports directX9!!!
Edited by gsgcharles, 16 November 2005 - 05:37 AM.
Posted 16 November 2005 - 08:35 AM
Posted 16 November 2005 - 10:08 PM
The DirectX 10 API will have completely new and faster dynamic link libraries (DLLs) and is supposed to run much faster. The company decided to cut the backward compatibility with DirectX 9, 8, 7 and lower in this API but there will be a way to use games programmed for those APIs. Microsoft will enable support for DX 9 or lower games through a software layer, meaning it might run slower.
The company did this to make the next API faster
Posted 18 August 2006 - 09:45 PM
Theres nothing out at the moment that will allow me to do this? If so, what?
Or am i better off waiting?
Sorry for all of the questions. Thanks for you time.
Posted 18 August 2006 - 10:17 PM
Posted 18 August 2006 - 11:16 PM
Posted 19 August 2006 - 01:12 AM
I'm waiting for DX10 video cards, you're gonna get a DX9 one now, and next year it would be outdated graphicly wise. It'll run your games fast, but you won't be able to see all the goodies.
Your whole computer is outdated about a week after you buy it.