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Windows 7: DirectX 10 or DirectX 11?

31 May 2011   #1
Ravi5kumar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 / Ubuntu 12.04.3 x64
 
 
DirectX 10 or DirectX 11?

Hey, I am bit confuse about which version am I running Direct X 10 or Direct X 11.

Here is my Direct X Diagnostic Tool report:

It says that I am running Direct X version 11.

Now when I open Windows Experience Index and click on 'View and print detailed performance and system information' a report is generated and it says Direct X version 10.

So can you tell me which one is correct?

Yours sincerely,
Ravi




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31 May 2011   #2
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ravi5kumar View Post
So can you tell me which one is correct?

Yours sincerely,
Ravi
Hi Ravi,

They're both correct. Windows 7 comes with DirectX 11; however, your graphics card is DirectX 10.1. For all intents and purposes, despite Windows containing DX11, everything you do game wise is DirectX 10.
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31 May 2011   #3
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Hmm, that's curious! My graphics card (EVGA GTX460 SC) is supposed to be DX11, but the WEI shows that it is using DX10. Why would that be?
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31 May 2011   #4
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Where is wei showing that?
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31 May 2011   #5
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Just like in the OP's screenshot.
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31 May 2011   #6
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Run GPU-Z.
What does it say?
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31 May 2011   #7
Ravi5kumar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 / Ubuntu 12.04.3 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by p5bdkw View Post
Run GPU-Z.
What does it say?
It says Direct X 10.


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31 May 2011   #8
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Just like in the OP's screenshot.
Ahh, yes. I never looked at this screen before. Mine shows up as DX10 here too. I would not worry about it. Either WEI, which isn't known for its accuracy, is getting it wrong or the test is done with DX10.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ravi5kumar View Post
It says Direct X 10.
Yeah, your card was never in doubt.
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31 May 2011   #9
Ravi5kumar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 / Ubuntu 12.04.3 x64
 
 

Quote:
Yeah, your card was never in doubt.
Does this mean that My card has direct X 10 but it supports direct x 11?
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31 May 2011   #10
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It means that Windows is Capable of using DX11. You will need a Graphics card capable of rendering DX11 however to use it.


Keep in mind though, that if for example, a game is only coded with DX9, thats what your Graphics card will use.

If theres an option of DX9, or Dx10/11, your card will use the best its capable of. In your case, DX10.
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