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what is the relationship between the DX# and gpu?

i see all these rave about pplz should get ati 5000s gpu for its dx11

first off what is dx?

and second, certain gpu run specific version of dx?
 

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Direct X is an API for 3d graphics rendering.

Versions of Direct X support different features. DX11 is the most recent, and supports things like hardware tessellation.

Only the ATI 5xxx series support DX11 right now.

New DX versions *should* mean new features and new effects in games. Each GPU has a certain version of DX that it will support. My current GPU supports DX10 so I will not be able to take advantage of DX11 effects in games.

I can still play DX11 games, but only with up to DX10 effects. DX11 will support most if not all DX10.1, DX10, DX9 effects, and then some.

Such as the lauded hardware tessellation.

However there are only 2 games out with DX11 support that I know of.

STALKER - Call Of Pripyat
DIRT2

Alien versus Predator will support it as well, but has not been released.
 

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Well typically GPU's can run any DirectX version backwardly but not upwardly. GPU's are designed for specific DirectX software. DirectX is Microsoft software that is used for Gaming and it utilizes specific hardware & software to allow games to run the way they were designed to run. Here is a DX11 page for you. DX11 is only good for Win7 and the latest GPU's ATI is 5xxx series and Nvidia would be the GTX300 series or Firmi GPU's.

I hope this helps,

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Such as the lauded hardware tessellation.

However there are only 2 games out with DX11 support that I know of.

STALKER - Call Of Pripyat
DIRT2

BattleForge was the first though via patch.
 
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