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I'm glad that The Witcher 2 actually showed people what can be achieved with "old" DX9.

DX10 and 11 have been nothing but small improvements here and there, while DX9 was the last real big jump in graphics so far.

I say this because most people here whine about Game X not having DX11 support... well, big deal.

I have a DX11 GPU and I don't mind if games are DX9 as long as they look good. I bought a DX11 card mainly because of raw power. GPUs are faster with each generation, and the newest DX iteration is just a "bonus".

Just my 2 cents, anyway.
Edited by PanicProne - 6/3/11 at 7:25pm
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I agree =)
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I've seen the screen shots, and they look amazing. However, it certainly does not put ANY DX10/11 game to shame. Games that I think look just as amazing (if not better) out of the game I have played are Batman: AA, Just Cause 2, and Crysis (obvious). Honorable mentions include Portal 2 and AvP (only played like 10 minutes though, so I can't say how good overall the graphics are, but it's at least really good).

With that being said, the list is quite small, so we can at least agree that The Witcher 2 is one of the best looking games out there right now.
 
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DX11 isn't always about amazing graphics. I hear that its mostly for better and smoother performance.
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I agree with the OP as this game's graphics is still one of the best I've ever seen and is stunning.
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Perhaps it's a combination of many factors but witcher 2 is one of the most involving games i've ever played and the convincing graphics are a big part of it. It's much more immersive than crysis or metro 2033 which are mediocre games at best with too much an emphasis on graphics imo.
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Originally Posted by PanicProne View Post
I'm glad that The Witcher 2 actually showed people what can be achieved with "old" DX9.

DX10 and 11 have been nothing but small improvements here and there, while DX9 was the last real big jump in graphics so far.

I say this because most people here whine about Game X not having DX11 support... well, big deal.

I have a DX11 GPU and I don't mind if games are DX9 as long as they look good. I bought a DX11 card mainly because of raw power. GPUs are faster with each generation, and the newest DX generation is just a "bonus".

Just my 2 cents, anyway.
Not many dev companies can do what CD Projeckt Red did with The Witcher 2. Not even Crytek could get that much out of DX9. Yeah, it's possible, but it's probably not going to happen again because (hopefully) DX11 will be the standard soon enough.
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DX11 isn't always about amazing graphics. I hear that its mostly for better and smoother performance.
I hear that too, and used to get excited about new dx versions, but I have never felt performance improvements from them, perhaps it's the devs of the games not using it or taking advantage of it. Only time I hear of actual better performance 99.99999% of the time, is switch to lower version =/
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Originally Posted by SGT. Peppers View Post
DX11 isn't always about amazing graphics. I hear that its mostly for better and smoother performance.
In fact it is the opposite, Metro is a classic example. Try switching between DX11 and DX9, the performance boost in DX9 is dramatic.
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In fact it is the opposite, Metro is a classic example. Try switching between DX11 and DX9, the performance boost in DX9 is dramatic.
That's because in DX11 mode your GPU will be doing a lot more. When you'd have a DX11 and DX9 codepath that would do "the same", the DX11 path would get it done faster.
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