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30 Oct 2008   #1
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Windows 7 to use DirectX 10.1

Windows 7 to use DirectX 10.1
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Thursday, 30 October 2008 09:03



50 percent less memory per window

Our colleagues here managed to get a nice photo of a Windows 7 presentation where the big giant talked about GPU usage in Windows 7.

One of the most interesting things was the official confirmation that Windows 7 will use DirectX 10.1 API, something that works well in ATI's advantage. It doesn’t look that DirectX 11 will be ready to launch together with Windows 7 and it will probably come later even though there might be some DirectX 11 hardware to launch in 2009.

DirectX 10.1 will help Windows 7 to scale better from low end to high-end hardware and put it in good use especially when it comes to user interface. Shaders will be used for the Glass and Windows 7 memory consumption is cut by 50 percent per window, something that memory manufacturers and GPU guys might not really appreciate.

Windows 7 will also have richer thumbnail animations and at the same time it comes with Media Center user interface, Video playback and Desktop Window Manager (DWM), all borrowed from Vista. We are not aware of any improvements in these area compared to Vista.

We are sure that these features will also work on DirectX 10.0 hardware but Microsoft has decided to promote DirectX 10.1 support this time.
See source: Fudzilla - Windows 7 to use DirectX 10.1

Note   Note
Despite this article above for the pre-beta Windows 7. You can see that Windows 7 comes with DirectX 11 by running dxdiag.

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30 Oct 2008   #2

 
 

That's good news, but I'm hoping that the thumbnail sizes will be adjustable.
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18 Sep 2009   #3
VoX

 

I am a little confused...

DirectX 10.1 ??

I have heard and read that Win 7 will be using DirectX 11...

Which one is it?
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18 Sep 2009   #4
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DirectX 11
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18 Sep 2009   #5
VoX

 

How sure are you of that?
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18 Sep 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

This article is from October 2008. 3 months before the Windows 7 beta was released. They obviously weren't sure on what it would be at that time.

type in dxdiag in your start menu search and run the tool and you can see for yourself that it's Dx11. Go to Performance Information and Tools in the Control Panel and click the View and Print details link, and you can see what your graphics card is using, Dx10.
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18 Sep 2009   #7

Windows 7 PRO x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
This article is from October 2008. 3 months before the Windows 7 beta was released. They obviously weren't sure on what it would be at that time.

type in dxdiag in your start menu search and run the tool and you can see for yourself that it's Dx11. Go to Performance Information and Tools in the Control Panel and click the View and Print details link, and you can see what your graphics card is using, Dx10.
To see what your card is using, its under the "Display" tab in DXDIAG, under DDI version.
Reguardless, windows 7 has DX11
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18 Sep 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You're right, it shows from both locations. More accurate in the location you pointed to though.
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18 Sep 2009   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I think this article should be removed. Its old and confusing people.
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18 Sep 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VoX View Post
I am a little confused...

DirectX 10.1 ??

I have heard and read that Win 7 will be using DirectX 11...

Which one is it?

Please continue in your original thread here. Thanks

DirectX 11 ?
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