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Windows 7: DXDiag shows DirectX 11 but Windows Experience Index shows DirectX 10

18 Dec 2012   #1
RETierney

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
DXDiag shows DirectX 11 but Windows Experience Index shows DirectX 10

Hello,

I just did a clean install on my laptop after installing a new SSD. I installed the drivers that I had to install manually, and then I did a Windows update for anything else. After getting everything setup I ran my first Windows Experience Index.

Surprising, the graphics score was only 5.0, but I am almost sure it was higher with the factory installation. I am runnng Aero but with most of the visual effects turned off. I viewed the assessment details and it showed this:

Name:  PFI.png
Views: 9
Size:  10.1 KB

If you notice, the DirectX version is 10. But when I run dxdiag the version number in the report is 11. Here is my configuration, and please let me know if more information is needed. Thank you very much.

HP Pavilion dv7-4285dx
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit made from ISO image: X17-58997.iso
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6370




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18 Dec 2012   #2
theveterans

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

I believe that WinSAT only test for DirectX 10 and 9, not 11. That's why it only shows DirectX 10. If your card fails to do the DirectX 10 test, then WinSAT will only display DirectX 9. Don't worry about it. If DxDiag shows DirectX 11, then your card can support it.
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19 Dec 2012   #3
RETierney

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Ok, sounds good to me. Thanks...
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