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DX10 Demos

A while back, we took an extensive look at demos of the highly anticipated PC game Crysis, and compared video of the Windows XP version running DirectX9 to the new Windows Vista version running DX10 (see the THG video on Crysis). We looked at recorded video of actual gameplay demos from E3 2006 and CES 2007, and after careful examination of the footage, it occurred to us that both versions looked amazing. It was extremely tough to tell - both during gameplay and while watching the recorded video later on - which version had the better graphics.
There is good news and bad news in this, of course. The good news is that Crytek appears to have designed an incredibly beautiful game that looks just as good on previous generation software. Thus, the majority of PC gamers, who are still running Windows XP with DX9, can rejoice in the comfort that they will likely not miss out on much if they refrain from upgrading to Windows Vista. Now the bad news: is DX10 all that it's cracked up to be?
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/2007/0...cting_dx10_uk/
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nice find.
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same when dx9 came out and plus is only a 1st gen dx10 title
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nice to know.
    
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i hated that demo. with a passion.
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Think this once again get back to Drivers/ vista.
But it is intresting read.
    
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Originally Posted by pheonixsingh View Post
same when dx9 came out and plus is only a 1st gen dx10 title
That about says it. Crytec may be good - but somehow I doubt they were able to exploit DX10 to its fullest when most of the development was done not only before DX10 was released, but before it was finalized. If you compare Zelda: Majora's Mask to the first generation of PS2 titles Majora's Mask will probably win out a good amount of the time. Does that mean that the PS2's graphics API has few benefits over the N64's? No. The fact that Crytec was able to squeeze so much able out of DX9 as to rival its DX10 counterpart says more about crytec than it does about either DX9 or 10.

If you don't agree just bookmark this page. In 5 years look back at the OP's conclusions and you will see how laughable they are
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lol u dont even have to compare different api's just look at dx9.0 to dx9.0c huge difference far cry(9.0) vs crysis (9.0c/d)
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Yay no need for Vista...at least yet. M$ can take that big piece of bloatware they call an OS and shove it!
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lol, kinda choppy....
    
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