Windows 7 to use DirectX 10.1

    Windows 7 to use DirectX 10.1


    Last Updated: 18 Sep 2009 at 04:37
    Windows 7 to use DirectX 10.1
    Witten by Fuad Abazovic
    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
    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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    Brink's Avatar Posted By: Brink
    30 Oct 2008



  1. Posts : 12,364
    8 Pro x64
       #1

    That's good news, but I'm hoping that the thumbnail sizes will be adjustable.
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  2. VoX
    Posts : 32
    Windows 7 x64
       #2

    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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  3. new
    Posts : 101
    windows 7 64 bit
       #3

    DirectX 11
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  4. VoX
    Posts : 32
    Windows 7 x64
       #4

    How sure are you of that?
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  5. Posts : 18,404
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
       #5

    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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  6. Posts : 322
    Windows 7 PRO x64
       #6

    Airbot said:
    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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  7. Posts : 18,404
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
       #7

    You're right, it shows from both locations. More accurate in the location you pointed to though.
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  8. Posts : 4,925
    Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
       #8

    I think this article should be removed. Its old and confusing people.
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  9. Posts : 18,404
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
       #9

    VoX said:
    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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