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Windows 7: DX10 to DX11?

01 Jun 2016   #1
winnseven7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
DX10 to DX11?

Hello

I am running XFX 285 in sli (GF GTX285, 648M ,1GB DDR3,DUAL DVI, TV PCI-E).
With DX10 support.

Is there any way to "upgrade" with a driver etc. so they are DX11+ compatible?
thanks!


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01 Jun 2016   #2
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

As far as I know, it will not run DX11 since it is a DX10 card/
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01 Jun 2016   #3
winnseven7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
As far as I know, it will not run DX11 since it is a DX10 card/
Hi
That is correct, these DX10 cards won't run a DX11 game.

I was looking for a work around or a way to "upgrade" with a driver etc. so they will run DX11
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01 Jun 2016   #4
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit
 
 

I don't know how to explain it, mostly because I don't know all of the details, but dx compatibility is hardware based and built into the card instead of something that is controlled by drivers. Try this thread and see post #8. GTX 285 - Can't enable DX11? - Deus Ex: Human Revolution Message Board for PC - GameFAQs

The short of it is that the card would have to be engineered to use dx11. Now the card would be able to play a dx11 game if it has dx10 backwards compatibility but you will have to get a dx11 card to get dx11.
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02 Jun 2016   #5
winnseven7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by townsbg View Post
I don't know how to explain it, mostly because I don't know all of the details, but dx compatibility is hardware based and built into the card.
I followed your link and got the answer, Thank you townsbg !

A good way for manufacturers to get you to buy newest card so you can play latest games , marketing strategy.
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02 Jun 2016   #6
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Nope. That's just the way it is. Some cards were made support latest APIs because the APIs have features the GPU can handle. That GTX 285 could handle DX11 but I bet it wouldn't make sense because it'll be beaten by an HD 5970 already
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03 Jun 2016   #7
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit
 
 

At the time that card was designed dx10 was probably the newest out and later on M$ released dx11 as technology evolved. The cards also evolved. That's the nature of technology. What you buy today will eventually become outdated.
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03 Jun 2016   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

The 285 is bordering on ancient and gets quite hot, time for some new cards. Don`t know what gear you own but the 1070`s will be very affordable, and a 970 will serve you just as well.
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03 Jun 2016   #9
winnseven7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The gear bought around 2009 or 2010 is ASUS Gene MB, with i7 920 D0 step on air OC'd with CPU vcore , DRAM timing etc all manually set in BIOS. Basically nothing on auto

The cards never overheat or crash, plays Crysis high settings , and any other games aren't near as demanding as Crysis , even to this day I don't think any are.

I would like one of the newer 1070 cards but I'm happy for now, just wish DX11+ was on these 285's
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03 Jun 2016   #10
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by winnseven7 View Post
I'm happy for now, just wish DX11+ was on these 285's
And that my friends is how the upgrade bug bites you. Honestly you are probably not missing out on much on Direct X 11/ 12 and I think much more will depend on the new cross platform API Vulkan.
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