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DX10 wasn't crap... It brought a lot of nice improvements over dx9. It only failed to catch on because mircosoft made the mistake of not releasing it for windows xp. If they had updated xp's kernel with another service pack and ported dx10 over, dx10 would of taken off.

To both of you.
Not a Vista hater but originally they had big issues (and I am not talking games, eg hibernation was all over the place) to the point I only adopted them after SP1 (still have a C2D system around on vista and it is fine). As for DX10 it is a similar case with DX11. They both look good on paper, they are worlds ahead of DX9 and yet it took me only 10 mins of trying mantle out to realize how badly they hold us back Although to be fair last gen consoles are equaly guilty for the non-adoption.
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Wow.. Should stay at OCN then. We won't lock anything unless it breaks the TOS, or we get requests. We certainly won't temp ban you for posting a story like this.

that's why I love OCN, the rules here are very clear and I have always followed them and never had a problem. thumb.gif NVidia has nothing in their rules about the type of link I posted there, and I have posted news links before with no problem there.
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This is totally absurd. Now I need to buy a new GPU just to formally enjoy DX12. frown.gif
    
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This is totally absurd. Now I need to buy a new GPU just to formally enjoy DX12. frown.gif

How exactly is it absurd? It's the way it's always been. There is the added benefit that at least some DX12 improvements will be applicable for Fermi, Kepler, Maxwell, and GCN cards, so despite limited support, it will still benefit older cards, unlike DX10 or DX11.
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I could've sworn I read an article saying it was compatible with current day GPUs was driver support limited.
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post #96 of 152
This was to be expected honestly. I'm actually surprised that there will be support at all for current (and even older) generation cards. It would be great if they fully supported DX12 but of course these guys are in the business of selling us new cards, not making it easier for us to stick with what we already have...
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Xbone fanboys are excited about DX12. They are buying into the hype that the Xbone has potential to surpass the power of the PS4. I've been observing a few forums. Some even think the Xbone has a true "NEXT GEN" GPU because current PC graphics cards don't fully support DX12.
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This was to be expected honestly. I'm actually surprised that there will be support at all for current (and even older) generation cards. It would be great if they fully supported DX12 but of course these guys are in the business of selling us new cards, not making it easier for us to stick with what we already have...


Older cards have always been supported with every new direct x coming out, but the features that come with the API don't work. No doubt this is just to make money off enthusiast. They aren't getting my money this time though...
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DX10 wasn't crap... It brought a lot of nice improvements over dx9. It only failed to catch on because mircosoft made the mistake of not releasing it for windows xp. If they had updated xp's kernel with another service pack and ported dx10 over, dx10 would of taken off.

Eh, it was kinda crap. They gimped it to (As rumour has it, so take it with a pinch of salt) to help nVidia get G80 out earlier. DX10.1 was the original spec before alterations.
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Older cards have always been supported with every new direct x coming out, but the features that come with the API don't work. No doubt this is just to make money off enthusiast. They aren't getting my money this time though...

Performance improvements (namely CPU overhead reduction) over DX11 aren't going to make it to current cards? I understand the need to be skeptical but... rolleyes.gif
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