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Windows 7: DirectX 10 or DirectX 11?

31 May 2011   #11
seekermeister

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by p5bdkw View Post
Run GPU-Z.
What does it say?
Unknown.

EDIT: I'm trying to figure out the rest of the numbers, like the clock speed that it shows, which doesn't match with any of the specs for the card. Is GPU speed = to the core clock, shader clock, effective memory clock or ?.




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31 May 2011   #12
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You're running an older version of gpu-z. I'm on 0.5.3 and all is showing up as it should.


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31 May 2011   #13
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ravi5kumar View Post
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Yeah, your card was never in doubt.
Does this mean that My card has direct X 10 but it supports direct x 11?
No. The GT 240 is a DX 10 compliant card; there is no DX11 support. As Wishmaster said, and I'm soooo distracted by his new avatar , ... where was I? Oh, yeah, until you get a DX11 card you won't be able to see any DX11 effects... either in game or anywhere else.

Having said that, the only place it matters is games. You aren't missing any DX11 Windows enhancements, because there aren't any... as far as I can tell, and this is my 3rd DX11 video card.

Now, over the years I've been unimpressed by the improvements each new DX version has brought... until now. DX11 is really sweet. Add to that the new nVidia driver setting (disabled by default) Ambient Occlusions and oh boy... do games just look sick!
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31 May 2011   #14
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Ahh, yes. I never looked at this screen before. Mine shows up as DX10 here too.
It's been a bug in the WEI since day dot.
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31 May 2011   #15
Ravi5kumar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 / Ubuntu 12.04.3 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
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.
Thank you for your information!
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31 May 2011   #16
Ravi5kumar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 / Ubuntu 12.04.3 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ravi5kumar View Post
Quote:
Yeah, your card was never in doubt.
Does this mean that My card has direct X 10 but it supports direct x 11?
No. The GT 240 is a DX 10 compliant card; there is no DX11 support. As Wishmaster said, and I'm soooo distracted by his new avatar , ... where was I? Oh, yeah, until you get a DX11 card you won't be able to see any DX11 effects... either in game or anywhere else.

Having said that, the only place it matters is games. You aren't missing any DX11 Windows enhancements, because there aren't any... as far as I can tell, and this is my 3rd DX11 video card.

Now, over the years I've been unimpressed by the improvements each new DX version has brought... until now. DX11 is really sweet. Add to that the new nVidia driver setting (disabled by default) Ambient Occlusions and oh boy... do games just look sick!
Ok.Thanks. Now I understand.
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31 May 2011   #17
seekermeister

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
You're running an older version of gpu-z. I'm on 0.5.3 and all is showing up as it should.
Thanks, that looks a lot better.


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31 May 2011   #18
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Well my GTX460 supports DX 11, but those solitaire cards don't look any prettier.
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This is from Tech Powerup with Republic of Gamers skin. I thought it looked nice.

Seeker, there is a newer driver than you have, it's 270.61, dated 4/7/2011.


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31 May 2011   #19
PompeyFC

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have got a radeon 1 gig 6770 which has direct 11 support but I too get told dx10

interestingly GPZ reports unknown for graphics card in the dx box - how does that work ?
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31 May 2011   #20
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PompeyFC View Post
I have got a radeon 1 gig 6770 which has direct 11 support but I too get told dx10

interestingly GPZ reports unknown for graphics card in the dx box - how does that work ?
As smarteyeball pointed out, DX11 cards showing up as DX10 cards in WEI is a bug that's been in 7 since 7 was 7. Nothing we can do about it; nothing to worry about.

As for your issue with gpu-z, click the link in Britton's post... right above yours. It's the latest version of gpu-z, which will report your card correctly.
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