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i was wondering (since i just orderd my 7800gt) when dx10 comes out will i be able to download it and make my 7880 gt run on dx10 shaders and all taht crap or will it always be dx9
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I don't think you can upgrade compatibility of DirectX versions in video cards, especially with DirectX10, which is not compatible with previous versions.

If you try to run Windows Vista (which uses DirectX10), I think it can be able to emulate DirectX9 or some other method.
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post #3 of 18
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Originally Posted by masterofthepuppets99
i was wondering (since i just orderd my 7800gt) when dx10 comes out will i be able to download it and make my 7880 gt run on dx10 shaders and all taht crap or will it always be dx9
Nope, you can't change it.
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They will release an emulator, but from what i heard, it works REALLY REALLY BAD, so upgrading to DX10 is a huge must
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so when i get vista i wont have a problem running it on my 7800 gt
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post #6 of 18
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so when i get vista i wont have a problem running it on my 7800 gt
Don't get Vista until you're forced to. You probably won't want to play any older games once you do(DX9 or lower) because they'll run like crap.
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post #7 of 18
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oh ok then thats solves that problem, thanks guys
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post #8 of 18
MS made a huge mistake making it so that DX9 and older cannot run DX10 and DX10 cannot run DX9 or lower.....unless you use HORRIBLY SLOW emulation software which is really a bad idea, G80 will be out June the 6th and will be the first SM4/DX10 card and thats what Im getting
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You will be able to run DX9 on a DX10-compliant card, right?
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post #10 of 18
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MS made a huge mistake making it so that DX9 and older cannot run DX10 and DX10 cannot run DX9 or lower.....unless you use HORRIBLY SLOW emulation software which is really a bad idea, G80 will be out June the 6th and will be the first SM4/DX10 card and thats what Im getting
I think you've received bad info. Where did you read that G80 will be DX10? All information released so far was that it wasn't DX10. Link?
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