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Good read http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/200..._gaming/1.html

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All of the developers we have spoken to about DirectX 10 have greeted it with open arms. Many of those developers are working towards either porting an existing game to DirectX 10 or are in the process of creating a new game using the new API and acknowledge that the lower overheads associated with many heavily used functions will allow them to create scenes with more visual complexity and richness. Both AMD’s and NVIDIA’s developer relations teams are working with games developers to ensure that they have the necessary tools to make efficient use of DirectX 10’s capabilities.
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Nice..Porting existing games to DX10, I may just have to get one now! Well, someday...
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I'm looking foard to an Elder Scrolls V game using DX 10... That would convince me to get a DX 10 setup.
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post #4 of 21
Too bad you need Vista to use DX10.

"With DirectX 10 only being available under Windows Vista, gamers will have to not only purchase a DirectX 10 capable video card, but also upgrade their operating system too."
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post #5 of 21
not totally true look up DX9.0L
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Yeah, isnt a cut down version of DX10 coming for XP?
    
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post #7 of 21
No, quite the opposite: Direct X 9.0L (also referred to as 9.0Ex in the article?) allows VISTA to play DX9 games, not the other way around.

It sounds to me like most of DX10's improvements are in the realm of increased efficiency and performance and cutting down majorly on the CPU utilization which is always good. The few DX10 games we've been shown so far are looking amazing and this is just the tip of the iceburg.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DirectX

"[Direct X 9.0L] Windows Vista Only. (L for Legacy) Provides DirectX 9 API for Vista. The Inquirer posted an article stating that 9.L would be an "emulation" of DX 10.0 for XP, but this is presumed to be inaccurate." - Wikipedia.
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post #8 of 21
check this out for info about dx 9.0l
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Originally Posted by Bitemarks and bloodstains View Post
check this out for info about dx 9.0l
They retracted that about a week later...
     
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My 6800 will never run Crysis
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