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Old 09-24-08, 04:50 PM   #21
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Default Re: Why did NVIDIA skip the revision of Direct X 10.01 on their 9800 GTX/GX2/GTX 260/

Originally Posted by Xion X2 View Post
This isn't true. There are several games in the works:
Wow, aren't you the chief AMD/ATI crusader.

There is a difference between DX10.1 games being available now (which is pretty much next to nothing at the moment) vs what might be in the works in the future. At the moment, and probably in the future too, we aren't going to see DX10.1 get any traction. Period. End of story.

And they also said this:

Originally Posted by Global Director, Games for Windows - Microsoft
The ATI Radeon HD 3000 series and now the ATI Radeon HD 4800 series hardware delivers on the promise of DirectX 10 gaming with significantly improved visuals and enhanced performance,” said Kevin Unangst, Global Director, Microsoft Games for Windows.
Where does the guy from MSFT say anything about DX10.1? He only talks generically about DX10 and the ATI cards. He could make the exact same statement about the 8800 DX10 cards compared to the prior generations.

Depending on the design of one's hardware, it may not be all that easy to just simply add functionality for .1 . It doesn't make sense for NVIDIA to even attempt to release a DX 10.1 card if it requires them to make serious changes to their existing hardware. It's great that ATI/AMD was able to have DX10.1 compliance, but I just don't see NVIDIA going that route.
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