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DirectX 11 is the next big thing in graphics. It comes with Windows 7 and the first graphics cards to support it should be available by the end of the 2009.


The launch should probably take place in the last two quarters of 2009 and the competition between Nvidia and ATI who might be the first one is on. Nvidia needs DirectX 11 more than ATI, as Nvidia decided to ship the DirectX 10.1, claiming that all the parts of DirectX 10.1 will be included in DirectX 11 spec.


DirectX 11 might be an important step in defining in-game physic as a standard, something that needs to be done by who else other than Microsoft. Nvidia will push its PhysX hard and it will be interesting to see what Microsofts plans are with this.


The first DirectX 11 games will probably be out in early 2010
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isn't 10-10.1 supposed to be a bigger difference than 10.1-11 ?
    
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Vista won't support DX11 ?

I read some news saying that ATI will make DX11 video cards on Q1 2009, but it seems ATI lied at us.
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Vista won't support DX11 ?

I read some news saying that ATI will make DX11 video cards on Q1 2009, but it seems ATI lied at us.
I doubt it. All I hear is windows 7 and DX11. Vista was considered a half generation like windows 98, ME, or 2000, which were just rehashes of the previous versions.
    
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i think DX11 will be backwards compatible with DX10 not DX9

so XP users will be s**t out of luck....

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i think DX11 will be backwards compatible with DX10 not DX9

so XP users will be s**t out of luck....

Heh, gotta let XP Go sometime
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Vista won't support DX11 ?

I read some news saying that ATI will make DX11 video cards on Q1 2009, but it seems ATI lied at us.
DX11 will run on Vista and 7

http://blogs.msdn.com/ptaylor/archiv...ouncement.aspx
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DX11 will be available via release on Vista and shipped with Windows 7 I believe.
    
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DX11 will be available via release on Vista and shipped with Windows 7 I believe.
Yeah, that's what I heard.
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'Probably' this, 'probably' that, no mention of sources, not even ones he doesn't want to name..

An editorial which contradicts all other rumors and sighting (i.e. RV870 being DX11 and arriving in the first half of '09)?
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