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Can anybody explain why does it necessary to upgrade your video card when a new Directx comes out?
from what I know the change is in the API, so its like the GPU is unable to recognize the new commands or something?
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Updating will allow the GPU to scale better in DirectX, think of it as a software update, that brings new features and more power generally speaking
     
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Originally Posted by Pedroc1999 View Post

Updating will allow the GPU to scale better in DirectX, think of it as a software update, that brings new features and more power generally speaking

Its nothing to do with a software update allowing more power and features you can't make a dx9 card support dx11 it either supports a version of Directx or doesn't.

In basic terms a directx change can alter everything from instruction sets to floating point precision and shaders, so it's somewhat more than a simple software change.
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