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If you were worrying about Direct X 10, well I have some news for you. Microsoft's next Direct X revision will be Direct X 9.0L, it is compatible with current generation Direct X 9 hardware and adds support for SM4 among other things and will be the Direct X revision used by Vista for its Aero Glass visual theme thingy. Direct X 10 will likely ship with Vista also but it is not required so you don't have to upgrade your graphics to use Vista (Hence the Vista ready sticker on the boxes of the 7900 series and some other new graphis cards)

http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=26220
http://www.mvktech.net/content/view/2247/38/
http://www.addict3d.org/index.php?pa...t%20Direct%20X
http://www.webprowire.com/summaries/1130394.html

Take your pick of sites, since most of use don't trust the Inq any more LOL!
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[sarcasm] Please note that the "L" in Direct X 9.0L stands for LAG[/sarcasm]

***EDIT

Why are you posting articles from September 2005??
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More like "L" for "Lame" . I knew this whole DX10 wasn't going to be that bad. I still say that DX10 is a good thing.
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If you read these stories though they all link back the the Inquirer's story so I'm still taking this with a grain of salt because everything else I've read states that Vista will ship with and use DX 10.
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Lag, huh? Will DX9L be that much worse than DX9.0c? Will it be slower?

Edit: What cards presently support SM4?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pinhead-227
Lag, huh? Will it be that much worse than DX9.0c? Will it be slower?

DX10 is a whole new thing built from the ground up, it won't use the older DX as a base like DX9 does. This suposed DX9L is but another spin of the same old DX we grew up with so it will be packed with unneccesary and useless code.

Edit: That article is ancient (in the computer world). Maybe Microsoft has already decide to scrap DX9.0L?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Melcar
DX10 is a whole new thing built from the ground up, it won't use the older DX as a base like DX9 does. This suposed DX9L is but another spin of the same old DX we grew up with so it will be packed with unneccesary and useless code.

Edit: That article is ancient (in the computer world). Maybe Microsoft has already decide to scrap DX9.0L?
Hope not, 'cause DX9.0L would make our "old" cards a little more functional in Vista...
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what about my 6800Ultra? will it support the DX9L? if so... im not selling it... never!!! great vid card =]
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Xavier1421
[sarcasm] Please note that the "L" in Direct X 9.0L stands for LAG[/sarcasm]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Melcar
More like "L" for "Lame"


Quote:
Originally Posted by Omri
what about my 6800Ultra?
Sell it and buy a better card for close to the same price. Why would anyone want to keep old technology? Sell it while it is still able to work decently and worth something. Soon you'll be saying kadish on that card.

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Whatever happened to DFEFGHIJK?
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