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A PREVIEW of the DirectX 10 functionality in up-and-coming RTS World in Conflict has suggested that the extra graphics capability is a virtually useless shoe-in.

Having tested the DX10 rendering path against the DX9 version, the chaps at the fantastically named Elite Bastards say that they can't "Help but feel a little disappointed to see yet another game where the inclusion of DirectX 10 functionality has done nothing for the title either graphically or from a performance standpoint".

Whilst DX10 is supposed to be a more efficient iteration of the codebase for developers, the path results in poorer performance in WIC without any notable graphical difference on the screen.

Indeed, performance is distinctly average in this beta test, which marks a return to the days of testing at 1024x768 - something we haven't seen in quite a while.

The 8800 GTS 640MB manages to pull out an average framerate of 31FPS at 1024 with no AA and no AF, which is a mark of how hard DX10 is working the card - and perhaps a worthy indicator that, despite the functionality in this generation of graphics cards, the raw horsepower isn't quite there to deliver DX10 gaming happily. This certainly appears to be the case at the low-end, where the 8600 GT delivers a 13FPS average, merely 3FPS better than the Radeon 2600 XT.

We have been decrying the lack of decent games to make use of high-end graphical hardware for a while now. World in Conflict isn't quite ready for prime time yet, but it looks as though we may have gotten our wish - and then some. µ
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post #2 of 51
This isn't exactly news. Most people with common sense knew this but most people were just too ignorant to realize it.
    
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Well the trailer seemed promising

Oh wells, its still an amazing game either way. Maybe they plan on adding more DX10 content after the beta?
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i totally agree. why even add dx10 right now if developers dont do anything special with it. i have to admit and confess that i was expecting omg whoa swash buckling action-popping-out-of-screen effects. but then i met with COH and my dreams were shot to hell.. well not quite hehe
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You said "swash buckling". Arrrrr
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i was hoping it would be at least better than that..... oh well.
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It will get better in time. Once they stop making DX9 and focus on only DX10 the games will get much better.
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post #8 of 51
Still a good game yea DX10 isnt doing anything for gameplay but super duper DX9 is fine with me
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All we gotta do is wait for the games made for DX10, not a patched over DX9, they shall be sexy...
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i totally agree. why even add dx10 right now if developers dont do anything special with it. i have to admit and confess that i was expecting omg whoa swash buckling action-popping-out-of-screen effects. but then i met with COH and my dreams were shot to hell.. well not quite hehe
If DX10 didn't come out, the developers COULDN'T do anything with it. Remember, they're not forcing DX10 on you, you can choose whether or not you use DX9 or DX10. All it needs is time. Better-looking titles will come out, I guarantee it. Look at the beginning of DX9 vs DX9 today.
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