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Windows 7: Geforce GT 220 is compatible with DirectX 10 but installs DirectX 11??

05 May 2013   #1

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Geforce GT 220 is compatible with DirectX 10 but installs DirectX 11??

So I'm having a burning question pop up. My Video card is an Nvidia Geforce GT 220, and it says that its only compatible with DirectX 10. My system, however, installs DirectX 11!

So do I downgrade my DirectX?


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05 May 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

DirectX 11 comes with Windows 7 which is also backward compatible with DirectX 10
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05 May 2013   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
DirectX 11 comes with Windows 7 which is also backward compatible with DirectX 10
So I don't have to downgrade?
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05 May 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Nope you're good .
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05 May 2013   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
Nope you're good .
Ok but what about games that give me the option to use DirectX 11, like WoW?
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05 May 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

I believe that is automatic . You may download GPU-z and it will tell you which directX is using

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05 May 2013   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
I believe that is automatic . You may download GPU-z and it will tell you which directX is using

download
No I mean, do I use DirectX 11 or DirectX 9 (its a dropdown menu with choosing either one to play WoW with)
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05 May 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

I would choose DirectX 11 personally but I am not a gamer so I have no idea on game info .
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05 May 2013   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
I would choose DirectX 11 personally but I am not a gamer so I have no idea on game info .
Finally found the answer I'm looking for:

"World of Warcraft currently doesn't use DirectX 11 mode to enable reflection, tessellation or anything like that. Its current purpose is to produce something that is visually similar or identical to what the original game engine can do. DirectX 11 mode does allow the game to use Shader Model 5, and drop down to SM4 if your card can only do that."

Enabling DirectX 11 on a Directx 10/10.1 GPU - Forums - World of Warcraft
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05 May 2013   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

I apologize for giving wrong info . I am not a gamer .
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