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#1 rahuljin

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Posted 15 November 2005 - 07:33 AM

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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.

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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 ????


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#2 fenixtx22

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Posted 15 November 2005 - 12:41 PM

okay so directx 10 will have program volumetric shaders, program high defition so if you have a directx10 graphic card and a directx 10 game you can benifit form this, however if you don't and you have a directx 9 card then you can still play directx 10 games but you will not be able to have volumetric shaders, program high defition enabled.

basically if you have a directx9 graphic card you can play directx10 games just with out the directx 10 benefits ok

#3 TituFama

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Posted 15 November 2005 - 01:23 PM

It would be better that you make a dual boot system and install Windows XP also. Windows Vista and it's apps are still in the developing process.

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 12:03 AM

i resently get informed that vista final build is loaded with directx 10 which has no back support for directx 9,8 etc.

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.

#5 cmkumar2k

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 03:15 AM

yes.. i'm with totti... can you post the source link... so that we can go thru' in deep to know more about this.....

#6 SEIKO

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 05:37 AM

only support directx 10??? 0.o

Does dat means we can't play HL2 on vista??
HL2 only supports directX9!!!

Edited by gsgcharles, 16 November 2005 - 05:37 AM.


#7 rahuljin

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 06:26 AM

sources ::


http://www.theinquir.../?article=25902


http://www.chip-indi...ry.php?qid=5951

#8 fenixtx22

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 08:35 AM

i don't know about the credibility of those sources, maximum pc did a article on vista a couple of months back and indepth talked about directx 10, no metion of this

#9 HingVista

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 07:06 PM

Anyone interested to see the First DirectX 10 Game Footage made with CryTek engine (FarCry)?

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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

Read this.

#11 rahuljin

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Posted 29 November 2005 - 07:35 AM

i think it is clear know what i want to say !!!!!!

#12 Snicewicz

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 09:45 PM

Sorrry im not exactly in the know but right now I am in search of a new graphics cards and I really don't want to spen 500 dollars and get something that will not allow me to experience every aspect of Vista. <_<

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.

#13 WinMatrics

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 10:17 PM

Just get a new computer about a year after Vista comes out. Use that for a while and get a new one after about 3-4 years.

#14 -pepo

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 11:16 PM

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.

#15 WinMatrics

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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. :)

#16 endrit10

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Posted 19 August 2006 - 10:15 AM

This is why we have drivers...

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