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MS tech have been discussing the specs of DX10.1 for a few months now. It WILL be backwards compatible with current DX10.

The biggest new featuire will be application control over antialiasing. Currently, AA is either running or not. GPU cycles are wasted on scenes where it is not really noticable. Under DX10.1, developers can control the AA settings to allow more performance when AA is not needed.
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DX10.1??? DX10 isn't even out yet... crap my 8800GTX is already out of date....
    
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So...is the G80 capable of this? If not.......HAHAHAHAHA
    
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OWNED jk im sure it will work fine its liek bugfixes mosly probebly not quote me on that though
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Its a subrelease of Dx10. All Dx10 cards, pre or post 10.1 will run it.
    
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It's just an update. all DX10 hardware will run it.

You people read like bricks lol.

Anyways, if you did read...all it's doing is turning off AA when you don't need it, and back on again when you do...

But who's to say when you do and don't need it? lol

If I had an 8800GTX you can bet your ass that I'd want it on all the time.
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post #7 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sideburns View Post
It's just an update. all DX10 hardware will run it.

You people read like bricks lol.

Anyways, if you did read...all it's doing is turning off AA when you don't need it, and back on again when you do...

But who's to say when you do and don't need it? lol

If I had an 8800GTX you can bet your ass that I'd want it on all the time.
lol, I know I read the whole thing, just kidding around.
    
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post #8 of 12
An online article posted a bunch of details including this one several months ago.

If I remember right, it features adaptive anti-aliasing. Way too complex for me to understand or explain!
     
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post #9 of 12
ATI has had Adaptive AA 4 ages. even my old 9600 supports it. and it does exactly what u r talking about. and does it make a difference. i can now run games with a extra AA turned on. and it looks better and still runs the same.
post #10 of 12
Its Just an Update software wise your DX10 hardware will run it fine so not to worry.
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