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If only these had performance boosts like drivers did...
...Do they? Or is it just adding new API extensions, which is why you see every game include its own installer of the last version they used?
Games don't have special versions of DX. They just include whatever the latest version was when it was produced. It's annoying because all games like to insist on installing DX even if you have a newer version. It doesn't hurt though, if the files being installed are older than the ones you already have, they don't get installed.

Also installing these updates does not help with games that are already out FYI. The way DX works, the game is programmed to use whatever the current version was at the time of production, and anything changed or fixed in subsequent updates will not be used by the game.
Edited by timAHH - 6/8/10 at 10:46am
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So...update or not I guess is the simple question?
     
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yes update, but use the web version. My update was only like 500 Kb.
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post #14 of 27
This corrected the problem with dxdiag reporting my DX version as version 10, instead of 11. Now it reports DX 11.

DX 11 still worked fine, it was just a bug in dxdiag, and this fixed it.
post #15 of 27
Thank you sir. +1
post #16 of 27
interesting. Plus, there's alot of other updates.
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do anyone get a performance upgrade?
    
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post #18 of 27
The web installer says it's already installed
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Nice, I always look forward to these. Installing
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I used to fanatically update DX all the time. I can't remember the last time I bothered to do it though. Probably when I was using XP a few years ago.
    
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