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post #291 of 371
If this gets DX11 with tesselation I'm buying it just so i can see it for myself. It'll look amazing.
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post #292 of 371
So is this going to have DX 10 support or are the HD 4000 cards left out?
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post #293 of 371
umm, if u had a DX10 card, you can use the DX11 set in the game AvP, however it won't run the DX11 features like tessellation and whatnot.

DX11 is a superset of DX10.
     
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post #294 of 371
This is great news if it's indeed true. But looking at that Maximum PC article, they don't have a source for Crytek's "confirmation". The only proof we have so far is a single tweet from a Crytek developer saying that he's working on DX11 "bits", which has been deleted.

Let's all pray that Crytek won't let us down yet again.
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post #295 of 371
Gah, Crytek really shot themselves in the foot with this one... I think it would have sold better on PC if they delayed it by a few weeks to add DX11 from the start.
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post #296 of 371
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
DX10 card, DX11 game. DX11 game doesn't have DX10 mode. How will it possibly run in DX10 mode then?
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Originally Posted by ChronoBodi View Post
umm, if u had a DX10 card, you can use the DX11 set in the game AvP, however it won't run the DX11 features like tessellation and whatnot.

DX11 is a superset of DX10.
ChronoBodi is right, portions of DirectX 11 is supported on sub DX11 hardware. You will need a DX11 card for tesselation and Shader Model 5.0. Everything else brought forward by DirectX 11 is compatible with DirectX 10 and lower cards.
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There are parts of the new API that are hardware independent, those can indeed run downlevel. The mult-threaded resource handling, for instance, can be enabled to run on DirectX 10 class hardware if the IHVs ( ATI, Intel, nVidia ) update their DirectX 10 drivers. Think of that part of it as "11 on 10".
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post #297 of 371
I have a feeling that we'll all still be disappointed with whatever DX11 features they implement via the patch if that same patch doesn't include high-resolution textures.

Simply throwing in DX11 isn't going to transform this game if the textures/meshes are still largely lacking from the first 2 titles in this series...
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I have a feeling/hope that Crytek has been planing on doing a release like this the whole time. This way when all the game reviewers looked at the game over the past week, they say it looks great/the same on PS3/X360/PC, Everyone should buy it, all the console gamers will think they are getting a great graphical game, but If they released full DX11 support, and the PC version looked waaay better, all the reviews would come out saying buy it for the PC, PS3/360 owners should avoid it because it doesn't come close to the PC. That would have a huge impact on total sales of games, and Crytek is smart enought to make lot more money from console gamers with all the positive reviews it has been getting.
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I have a feeling that nothing is coming out today and all of us are getting excited about a rumor. I hope we are not let down.
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I have a feeling/hope that Crytek has been planing on doing a release like this the whole time. This way when all the game reviewers looked at the game over the past week, they say it looks great/the same on PS3/X360/PC, Everyone should buy it, all the console gamers will think they are getting a great graphical game, but If they released full DX11 support, and the PC version looked waaay better, all the reviews would come out saying buy it for the PC, PS3/360 owners should avoid it because it doesn't come close to the PC. That would have a huge impact on total sales of games, and Crytek is smart enought to make lot more money from console gamers with all the positive reviews it has been getting.
I've never thought of something like that, I see what you're saying and it would be a very sneaky trick of them. But if that were the case seems that they would wait longer to release the dx11 patch then. Part of me wants to believe this will be the case, but I highly doubt it.
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