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Look at the gaming industry ,they don t care to much about DX versions and i don t see them hurrying to adopt DX 11.1.DX 10 and DX 11 took ages to be used and DX 9 was on the market for years and the games properly coded looked excellent even..
Microsoft should avoid forcing people to get a new OS for a specific DX version because soon we may all turn to Open GL and Linux.
Look at Butcher Bay ,looking extraordinary in 2004 under Open GL. or first Serious Sam s .I always considered Open GL the better stuff .
   
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One more reason not to buy 8 tongue.gif
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This is truly a slap to the face of gamers.
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This is truly a slap to the face of gamers.
Not really, it has always been this way. In order to have the latest DirectX library, you have to be running the latest version of Windows. It's been like this since the creation of the DirectX API. Tho its not a big slap in the face of most gamers, since developers always code backwards support for DX9 and 10. Tho they wont be able to take advantage of 11.1 improvements. Current benchmarks show gaming to be the same on Windows 7 and Windows 8. Tho I don't trust benchmarks with current games, as none of them are compiled with 11.1 support. I am very interested to see tests done with 11.1. With the new scheduler and performance improvements.
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Not really, it has always been this way. In order to have the latest DirectX library, you have to be running the latest version of Windows. It's been like this since the creation of the DirectX API. Tho its not a big slap in the face of most gamers, since developers always code backwards support for DX9 and 10. Tho they wont be able to take advantage of 11.1 improvements. Current benchmarks show gaming to be the same on Windows 7 and Windows 8. Tho I don't trust benchmarks with current games, as none of them are compiled with 11.1 support. I am very interested to see tests done with 11.1. With the new scheduler and performance improvements.

Vista could use DX11. There goes the "only the newest OS can run the newest DX" argument.

And what makes current benchmarks untrustable given they're with current games. Out now. Currently. You know, the kind of games that gamers are currently playing? Would they be the BEST kind of benchmarks to rely on? OR are we off into La La Land again?

There is literally 0/0 reasons why Windows 7 can't run DX11.1. There were MANY reasons why Windows XP could not and never did run DX11. But this? Different.
Edited by Rubers - 11/11/12 at 5:16pm
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Hopefully Valve's push for Linux support popularizes OpenGL again, then we don't need to worry about silly DX
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post #57 of 161
Just another pathetic bid by M$ to get me to spend more money to upgrade Windows again. Move along.
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A lot of the games I play still use DX9 or OpenGL. tongue.gif DX versions is not something I would purchase a new OS for.
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Straight out of the Windows Vista playbook. No real surprise. Not sure why MS is fueling the push for PC gaming without windows though.
    
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This is definitely a non-issue. I will switch when I am good and ready. Currently I am NOT ready to undergo the pain in the ass it is to do a fresh install. I just did that a few months ago when I built this computer. DX 11.1 exclusivity certainly is not going to prod me over faster. Hopefully MS will not be asshats and publish a game exclusively for W8. That will tick me off.
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