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Old 09-24-08, 02:10 PM   #19
fivefeet8
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Default Re: Why did NVIDIA skip the revision of Direct X 10.01 on their 9800 GTX/GX2/GTX 260/

From a development standpoint, it's a bit dissappointing that Nvidia also doesn't support Dx10.1. There are some real tangible benefits of it as evident by Assassins Creed even if it's only a small upgrade.

From a gamers standpoint, it's not that much of an issue. There hasn't really been a killer app which really differentiates between SM3/SM4 yet.

As to why Nvidia hasn't with their current offerings. A lot of people seem to think it meant they had to re-design some of the G8x architecture to make them fully compliant with 10.1 and that die space prevented them from doing such a re-design or addition of extra transistors.
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