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Windows 7: Direct X 11 !?!

17 May 2009   #1
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
Direct X 11 !?!

I ran the dxdiag (direct x diagnostics) tools and stumbled onto this. it may just be a bug, anyone else running some sort of alien direct x, that doesn't exist yet?




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17 May 2009   #2
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It's not a bug, win7 is directx11, your graphics card isn't.
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17 May 2009   #3
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Ooooo

guess im tired (4am). i thought there was some new hardware in my pc that i have no memory of getting...... what card supports dx11? and how come i haven't heard anything about it? when dx10 was hatched the nvidia site was swarmming with all sorts of advertiing, and such. huh..
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17 May 2009   #4
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I read somewhere that no cards or software yet supports 11. Windows 7 does.....so they are writing code right now to get caught up.....
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17 May 2009   #5
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

You can read more about DX11 here.
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17 May 2009   #6
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Not until hardware and software is available will you have the chance to sample it. I think the hardware will be available this fall at around the same time windows 7 will be ready. Whether they are already writing games and what not for it I don't know.

You will know what your on now with the capabilities of your current gpu.
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17 May 2009   #7
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

i tell you what if i have to buy new GFX cards to benifit from DX11, i will not be a happy bunny

there must be a way they can utilize existing DX10 H/W for DX11 compatibility...??





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17 May 2009   #8
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
i tell you what if i have to buy new GFX cards to benifit from DX11, i will not be a happy bunny

there must be a way they can utilize existing DX10 H/W for DX11 compatibility...??





SK
I reckon we will have to upgrade if we want to take advantage. Like you though I think they should of made it possible to do something with the existing dx10 enabled gpu, because it's not like they didn't know about Seven(for at least a year).
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17 May 2009   #9
LePoilu

Vista H.P. SP1 x32 Seven RC x64
 
 

DirectX11 is full backward compatible with DX10 hardware.
You can run Dx11 on DX10 GPU (unlike Dx10 with Dx9 GPU).
But don't expect to play dx11 feature on a dx10 GPU, it's totally impossible for some logical reason

Moreover: Dx11 as WARP10 which allow Dx10 rendering even when non hardware complient is detected:
Windows Advanced Rasterization Platform (WARP) In-Depth Guide
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17 May 2009   #10
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
i tell you what if i have to buy new GFX cards to benifit from DX11, i will not be a happy bunny

there must be a way they can utilize existing DX10 H/W for DX11 compatibility...??





SK
In a way I'm kinda glad I kept hold of my 8800s and didn't bother with the GT200 series
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