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Digital_Trans
01-29-07, 09:37 PM
Will the higher-end 7 Series graphic cards be able to use DirectX 10 in the near future if Microsoft allowed it? Wouldn't it just be a bios update or driver to make the simple coversion over? If Microsoft won't do it, Wouldn't online modding guru's find away to make it work?

3DBrad
01-29-07, 09:39 PM
No, completely different architecture. Unified shader (DX10) vs pixel and vertex shader (DX9) ;)

tacos4me
01-29-07, 09:39 PM
Nope, the hardware itself is only capable of DX9. :(

Digital_Trans
01-29-07, 09:41 PM
Man that sucks...I've got Quad SLI and I wish it were DirectX 10 ready!

Digital_Trans
01-29-07, 09:42 PM
Well, looks like I'll be waiting for the refresh before I upgrade.

3DBrad
01-29-07, 09:45 PM
Well, with quad-sli, at least you have more stuff to sell to offset the cost. :afro:

nekrosoft13
01-29-07, 10:24 PM
Will the higher-end 7 Series graphic cards be able to use DirectX 10 in the near future if Microsoft allowed it? Wouldn't it just be a bios update or driver to make the simple coversion over? If Microsoft won't do it, Wouldn't online modding guru's find away to make it work?

you asked this question at least 2 times before

|MaguS|
01-29-07, 10:26 PM
No, completely different architecture. Unified shader (DX10) vs pixel and vertex shader (DX9) ;)

DX10 does not require Unified Shaders...

Digital_Trans
01-29-07, 10:31 PM
you asked this question at least 2 times before

Do you have a problem?

Digital_Trans
01-29-07, 10:33 PM
Well, with quad-sli, at least you have more stuff to sell to offset the cost. :afro:


Good reply! :D

3DBrad
01-29-07, 10:35 PM
DX10 does not require Unified Shaders...


. . .but it'd be silly to make a card that didn't have a USA (hey, USA :captnkill: ). Thankfully the requirements to be up to par with the new Direct3D standard are much stricter, so we won't have any "well the x1900xtx beats the 7900gtx in games heavy on _____ whereas 7900gtx beats. . . ." :)

-Aerows-
01-31-07, 03:15 AM
Thankfully the requirements to be up to par with the new Direct3D standard are much stricter, so we won't have any "well the x1900xtx beats the 7900gtx in games heavy on _____ whereas 7900gtx beats. . . ." :)

We'll probably still have some of that if whatever card isn't as fast as another - someone will make up something to try to justify why it's still superior, etc. But on the whole, it is much better to have a standard to which hardware makers have to adhere to level the playing field.