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New versions of Windows have featured new versions of DirectX, the 3D audio and graphics family of APIs, and it now appears that Windows 7 will be no exception. According to PC Games Hardware, Microsoft's Ben Basaric, Product Marketing Manager Windows, says that Redmond will be bundling DirectX 11 with Windows 7, after all. Earlier this week, PCGH had reported that the pairing of DirectX 11 and Windows 7 was "unlikely."

So, what's new in DirectX 11? As we reported this summer, DX 11 will include compute shader technology, enabling the GPU to perform operations other than 3D graphics; better multi-core resource handling; more efficient utilization of the processing pipeline; hardware tesselation support for more detailed 3D models.

When can you expect to buy DirectX 11-compliant GPUs? AMD says its first DirectX 11 parts will be available in late 2009 - right about the time Windows 7 is expected to arrive. New operating system and new graphics hardware? Hopefully, that's a recipe for more realistic 3D graphics than ever before. If Microsoft and OEMs continue to work as closely as the Engineering Windows 7 blog suggests, that's much more likely than a repeat of the poorly handled rollout of Vista-ready hardware at Vista's introduction.

How about you? Are you going to wait for DirectX 11 before you buy a new graphics card, or are NVIDIA and ATI's current products tempting you to spend your money on DirectX 10/10.1 parts now? Hit Comment and tell us what your heart (and your wallet) are telling you.

Most of you know,but check this out.
http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/i...rulz1/DX11.jpg

Source : http://www.maximumpc.com/article/new...s_7_directx_11

I was going to my local shop to buy a 4870 but i saw this when i was googling DX11.
I better wait till they are out.
Imo,you should do that too.Buying GTX295 6-7 months before the launch of DX11 cards will be a bit... waste of money
 

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for games to start using DX11 efficiently, it will take a good year or so.

Doubt it, DirectX 11 is less about new technology, more about making the extra stuff in DX10 easier to use and implement. So, actually, i think we'll see this be popular provided it's good
 

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dx11, will i still be able to play latest games on dx9?
 

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or will it die out and everyone will have to get vista to game?
 

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this sounds really good to me

My next build might be with a core i7 or one of the 32nm intel CPU's, and i'm definely going to install windows 7 on it

it looks very solid, stable and fast. It might have bugs but they barely notice on the beta version, and with the SSD support... omg windows 7 is going to rock!!

i'll stick with my 4870 and start saving lol

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dx11, will i still be able to play latest games on dx9? or will it die out and everyone will have to get vista to game?

every version of direct X is backwards compatible, for example, if your system has directX 10, you will also be able to play games that run under DX9, dX7 and so on, so no, there will be no need to do that...

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I'm glad I found this out as I was getting ready to upgrade. Now I think I'll just wait, and get this rig built up and ready for the DX11 GPU lineup.
 

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If developers start to

1. Use the bloody damn thing.
2. Stop making cheap excuses of piracy
3. If there are ANY exclusive PC titles left.

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every version of direct X is backwards compatible, for example, if your system has directX 10, you will also be able to play games that run under DX9, dX7 and so on, so no, there will be no need to do that...

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That has been the case since the dawn of DX you know. They have cards have always been backwards compatible. Owners of the DX10 Architecture cards won't be able to enable certain features that the new API comes with. i.e. most importantly SM 5.0.
 

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This all just shows what a massive failure Vista and DX10 was. Hopefully Microsoft have learned there lesson and Windows 7 is a hell of a lot better. It also shows really what a good OS XP was combined with DX9 due to the time it has lasted.
 

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This all just shows what a massive failure Vista and DX10 was. Hopefully Microsoft have learned there lesson and Windows 7 is a hell of a lot better. It also shows really what a good OS XP was combined with DX9 due to the time it has lasted.
How can I reach these kiiiiiids? (I just saw that south park episode lolz)
VISTA WAS A MARKETING FAILURE. HOW MANY TIMES DOES IT NEED TO BE SAID!!!.

Anyways. I've been keeping an eye on dx11 and windows 7. Looking better than vista and dx10 i must say. Looking forward to upgrade, just need the game releases now
 

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Doubt it, DirectX 11 is less about new technology, more about making the extra stuff in DX10 easier to use and implement. So, actually, i think we'll see this be popular provided it's good
DX11 sounds to me like a software-side upgrade... something that could easily be added to DX10 instead of creating an new version entirely. Marketing...
 

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Doubt it, DirectX 11 is less about new technology, more about making the extra stuff in DX10 easier to use and implement. So, actually, i think we'll see this be popular provided it's good

No that was DX10.1. DX11 is new technology.
 

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No that was DX10.1. DX11 is new technology.

not much changed from dx10. it is just like a service pack for dx10. many dx10 cards will be able to support most of dx11's new features.
 

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not much changed from dx10. it is just like a service pack for dx10. many dx10 cards will be able to support most of dx11's new features.

Well the major upgrade is tessellation. But naming schemes are totally at the will of the user. The first number (in other words the one on the left of the decimal) means major revision. The added features here i would qualify as major revisions. Not service packs.
 

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Well the major upgrade is tessellation. But naming schemes are totally at the will of the user. The first number (in other words the one on the left of the decimal) means major revision. The added features here i would qualify as major revisions. Not service packs.

Major revision just like when they changed from DX9 - DX10
. I will continue the get the cheapest fastest cards I can and if that happens to be a DX10 card I really don't care.
 

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No that was DX10.1. DX11 is new technology.
Nope, there are one or two improvements, but the vast majority of stuff is tuning for easier implementation.

Also, i guess they want to lose the slightly tarnished DX10 title.
 
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