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One problem i see is that a PC is now = to a gaming PC. In short even if there are still 35% PCs running XP more then 90% of those are not used to game. Also a PC gamer will try to keep is computer at least 3 years up to date. Who here still have a Nvidia 7 Series GPU or Ati X1XXX GPU? Less then 5%.
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I'm pretty sure I read a post not too long ago that said Skyrim would be using some DX11 features....

You did.

Half the people here couldn't tell you the first thing about the differences between the two APIs, and even fewer could explain how the two could be used in conjunction.
    
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One problem i see is that a PC is now = to a gaming PC. In short even if there are still 35% PCs running XP more then 90% of those are not used to game. Also a PC gamer will try to keep is computer at least 3 years up to date. Who here still have a Nvidia 7 Series GPU or Ati X1XXX GPU? Less then 5%.
OCN should not be the standard for which you base your comparison. Look at something like the Steam survey, in which 5.6% of those gamers even have a DX11 card.
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You did.

Half the people here couldn't tell you the first thing about the differences between the two APIs, and even fewer could explain how the two could be used in conjunction.
Possibly just little features we wouldnt really notice anyways. As long as Skyrim looks better than Oblivion with Quarls Texture Pack 3, I think I'll be happy even though it's DX9.
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I'm pretty sure I read a post not too long ago that said Skyrim would be using some DX11 features....

Rumor is that DX11 support might be eventually added, but right now most people still do not have a DX11 card, so they are focusing their priorities on DX9c that everyone is able to use and rightly so. Also, just because the game is in DX9 right now, does not mean they cannot add DX10-11 later on for optimization or efficiency purposes. I am still using my HD4870X2, which is a DX10 card, but I still consider my rig "high end" as it can play most games on high settings.
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Ooh where's all the little "I cancelled my Crysis 2 order coz it didn't have dx11" people now. Gonna refuse to buy this now?
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Ooh where's all the little "I cancelled my Crysis 2 order coz it didn't have dx11" people now. Gonna refuse to buy this now?
Crysis 2 is a slightly different scenario. To be fair to people who QQ about Crysis 2, Crytek overhyped the game as the new graphical marvel and promised a lot of things that they later backpedaled on. At least Bethesda is being straight up with us and telling us now before the game is released that it is a DX9 game. This way proper expectations have been set before funds have been committed.
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FYI, AMD HAS SHIPPED WELL OVER 25 million DX11 CAPABLE gpus. That doesnt even counter 2011 sales totals.
Edited by Vhati - 4/21/11 at 2:57pm
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FYI, AMD HAS SHIPPED WELL OVER 25 DX11 CAPABLE gpus. That doesnt even counter 2011 sales totals.
Only 25?

Damn, sales must suck!

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Only 25?

Damn, sales must suck!

sorry, 25 million.
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