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[FUD] Nvidia won’t ever do DirectX 10.1

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They will go for DirectX 11


"The eternal question whether Nvidia will go for DirectX 10.1 with its next generation of chips is answered. It won’t and it never will. Nvidia will skip ATI’s DirectX 10.1 and plans to move to DirectX 11.

DirectX 11 is scheduled for next year and this is the one that Nvidia wants to focus on. Nvidia has TWIMTBP and this gives them lot of close friendships with developers and publishers and most of them won’t ever touch DirectX 10.1 simply as Nvidia doesn’t supports it.

55nm Geforce GTX 280 is certainly DirectX 10 only while the real next generation will go for DirectX 11. This chapter is finally closed but we are sure that this won’t be enough to stop all the rumours.

Naturally next generation ATI, lets call it R8x0 will also support DirectX 11 as this is the way to go in 2009, pre Windows 7 times."

http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?op...8344&Itemid=34
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I wish we could just get a few DX 10 GAMES...let alone dx11, JEEZ.
Edited by hairston630 - 7/9/08 at 6:23am
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i hate nvidia. now we have to buy new graphics cards!
    
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Originally Posted by Brenbren View Post
i hate nvidia. now we have to buy new graphics cards!
Well.. I have yet to see a single use for DX10. No developers are doing anything unique with the API, and very few games even offer DX10 mode.

Pointless. I'll do just fine without a DX11 board unless MS decides to pull their head out of their behind and make it backwards compatible with XP so there will actually be a market for developers to care about.
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This is really stupid. He haven't seen the true DX10 and they are moving to DX11. DX9 was so good compare to DX8.1.
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Erm....well there as another news post that said Nvidia have decided to move onto DX10.1. So either this is old/incorrect or the other is.
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Other claim:

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DirectX 10.1 has been a confusing story for most of us, with no clear indication which graphics card you should buy to be able to get access to the best feature set. ATI Radeon cards as well as S3 have been supporting DirectX 10.1 for a while now, but Nvidia remains silent about its future API plans – leaving the gaming market and its customers in uncertainty.

A presentation slide we received, but unfortunately cannot share with you in order to protect our source, clearly states that Nvidia will offer DirectX 10.1 support with its next-generation notebook GPUs that are scheduled for a spring 2009 release. DirectX 10.1 is also likely to be offered in the next desktop GPU generation, which should debut either late in Q4 2008 or Q1 2009, with a possible ramp throughout Q1 and Q2 of 2009.

So, what does that mean? Well, it depends on your view.

What we know for sure is that with Nvidia’s decision to support DX10.1, the industry will be embracing this API.

On the very high end, it may mean that you should think twice about spending $500 or more on a DX10.0 card. DX10.1 cards may be the better value proposition, if you want to run the latest games and don’t want to buy another $500 card six months from now. Nvidia’s new GPU generation, we hear, will also be 1.5 to 2 times faster than the current technology.

This decision may also have some implications for AMD. Realistically, AMD has a six-month advantage over Nvidia in terms of API support right now and also appears to have competitive hardware in place as well. If AMD plays this game smart, it should be able to regain market share, as the 4800 series may be the more attractive technology for computer graphics at this time – at least for those of us with a limited budget.

Oh, and we almost forgot: Nvidia will also switch to GDDR5 memory, most likely within 2008. As GDDR5 chips are more available, we expect first Nvidia GDDR5 cards to hit the market in Q4.
http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/38247/135/
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don't you just love conflicting "news" now were just back where we started, is nvidia giong to support dx 10.1 or not?
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Originally Posted by hairston630 View Post
I wish we could just get a few DX 10 GAMES...let alone dx11, JEEZ.
It would be nice if there were more, but it's not the end of the world.

You should also put text that isn't yours in quotes, for the record.
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Originally Posted by Ikon View Post
Thats the one. Personally I think that source is more correct.
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