Re: Why did NVIDIA skip the revision of Direct X 10.01 on their 9800 GTX/GX2/GTX 260/
Not that I wish to be seen as supporting microsoft here, but, I think you are blaming the wrong company.
ATi brought out hardware with extended dx10 features and microsoft chose to support them as DX revision/extension. Its not the first time ATi's done it either (R200 and DX8).
Not saying this is necessarily a bad thing, but, imo if you are going to do it then you need to give the spec a worthwhile bump, like nvidia did with SM3.0 & nv40, otherwise I wouldn't bother and its more hassle than its worth to developers (ends up like the SM2.x situtation with DX9 pretty much ignored until SM3.0 was released).
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