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So, I recently bought an ATI X1900XT 512 Mb card, and it serves me very well, but I'm wondering how effective will it be in Dx10? Like I know it won't be able to do all the features, but will it be at a significant disadvantage? Or any conversation regarding directx 10 running on Dx9 cards would be welcome, I'm kinda out of the loop, article links are welcome too. Thanks.
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post #2 of 10
Wont run DX10 period.. Its not compatible.
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if you are running Vista with DX 9 card, it will use DX 9L.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hanwinting View Post
if you are running Vista with DX 9 card, it will use DX 9L.
i've read that 9L is still only for vista as well... but games liek crysis or whatever will run in 9C on XP i read
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post #5 of 10
A DX10 card can run on DX9, But DX9 Card cant run on DX10.
Yea I know is BS! hehe
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When developing DX10, MS decided to get rid of any backwards compatibility because all the legacy support caused bloat and inefficiencies. To support DX10, the hardware must specifically be designed to do so. However, video cad manufacturers were nice enough to allow their hardware to be backwards compatible with DX9. Upcoming DX10 games will include DX9 support... for now. In 2-3 years, games probably will no longer have DX9 support and you will not be able to play them.
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A coupla links to DX9/10 hardware, Vista compatibility.

An excerpt from the Chris Donahue interview.

"Chris: DirectX 10 and Windows Vista will be fully backward compatible with games that use older versions of DirectX. Those who do not have DirectX 10 hardware will still be able to play all DirectX games on Windows Vista. DirectX 9 will be built into Windows Vista in order to maintain backward compatibility. Gamers playing DirectX 9 (or earlier) games on their DirectX 10 cards will definitely see a performance improvement.

Most game publishers will continue to develop DirectX 9 versions of their games as well.
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http://www.bootdaily.com/index.php?o...=112&Itemid=56

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...dows_Vista.asp

An excerpt from the MSDN link.
"Application Compatibility, GDI, and older versions of Direct3D
The Windows Vista graphics system is designed to support a broad range of hardware and usage scenarios to enable new technology while continuing to support existing systems. Existing graphics interfaces, such as GDI, GDI+, and older versions of Direct3D, continue to work on Windows Vista, but are internally remapped where possible. This means that the majority of existing Windows applications will continue to work.

Windows Vista continues to support the same Direct3D and DirectDraw interfaces as Windows XP, back to version 3 of DirectX (with the exception of Direct3D’s Retained Mode, which has been removed). Just as with Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, 64-bit native applications on Windows Vista are limited to Direct3D9, DirectDraw7, or newer interfaces. High-performance applications should make use of Direct3D 9 or later to ensure that they have the closest match to the hardware capabilities".
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Dx10 is totally overated you just see when it arrives. Trust me on this, it's a marketing ploy to get ppl to spend their money and go Vista. Which is why the 8800 series is so expensive......
 
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post #9 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post
Dx10 is totally overated you just see when it arrives. Trust me on this, it's a marketing ploy to get ppl to spend their money and go Vista. Which is why the 8800 series is so expensive......
The 8800 series is so damn exspensive because they are the fastest DX9 cards that are out right now and will be some of the fastest DX10 cards for years to come. Shut your mouth. Thanks.
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Quote:
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The 8800 series is so damn exspensive because they are the fastest DX9 cards that are out right now and will be some of the fastest DX10 cards for years to come. Shut your mouth. Thanks.
wow dude, lay off. I'm sure the 8800gtx is a great card, but there is some reasoning to the other poster's comment.
    
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