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Old 09-08-08, 07:10 PM   #1
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Default DX10 vs DX9 effects

I'm still clinging to Win XP, and was going to wait it out until Version 7, but every once in awhile a little voice in my ear tells me to go buy Vista. The only real benefit in terms of games I see is a little better special effects and better support for 4gb ram. On the other hand the performance drops, so the question being, for games are the added D10 visuals really worth the performance hit? Did SP1 improve either the visuals or the performance significantly?

I found an old link comparing DX9 vs. DX10 visuals but am rather skeptical of the pics, do you find this link fairly representative or exaggerated? Although AOC I hardly see any difference, little crisper textures?

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Old 09-08-08, 07:32 PM   #2
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Did they really compare Halo to Crysis?

Wow.
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Old 09-08-08, 07:43 PM   #3
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halo vs crysis...
thats like a crippled retard vs chuck norris

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Old 09-08-08, 08:20 PM   #4
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thats like a crippled retard vs chuck norris


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Old 09-08-08, 08:39 PM   #5
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I'm still clinging to Win XP, and was going to wait it out until Version 7, but every once in awhile a little voice in my ear tells me to go buy Vista. The only real benefit in terms of games I see is a little better special effects and better support for 4gb ram. On the other hand the performance drops, so the question being, for games are the added D10 visuals really worth the performance hit? Did SP1 improve either the visuals or the performance significantly?

I found an old link comparing DX9 vs. DX10 visuals but am rather skeptical of the pics, do you find this link fairly representative or exaggerated? Although AOC I hardly see any difference, little crisper textures?

DX10 vs DX9 Visuals

Thanks,

Vanz

At this point, wait it out. Nothing has come along that makes you want to play DX10 over DX9. There hasnt been anything released that really makes you want to use DX10. The eyecandy is subtle and except for Lost Planet, the performance is always slightly lower.
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Old 09-08-08, 08:43 PM   #6
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Stupid.. and btw, the only thing Dx10 can do witch dx9 "can't" do is the soft particles and object based motion blur. In crysis you can get dx9 look almost identical to dx10.

In bioshock its just water ripple effects, higher resolution shadows and the soft particles.. But in dx9 u can do AA witch u can't without issues in dx10. So i prefer dx10 for that. Sun-rays, HDR, soft shadows, self-shadowing and stuff like that is NP to do in dx9...

Dx10 is generally just BS and a way to earn money by ppl buying so called "dx10 exclusive hardware and operative system" altho u can get about the same quality with xp and a regular geforce 8 or up card...
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Old 09-08-08, 08:45 PM   #7
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If you're picky about framerates, don't bother with DX10 in most games. Maybe if you have GTX 280 Tri SLI or 4870x2 CF, but even then I'm not sure...
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If you're picky about framerates, don't bother with DX10 in most games. Maybe if you have GTX 280 Tri SLI or 4870x2 CF, but even then I'm not sure...
Except CoJ :P That ran quite well on 8800GTX 1920x1200 DX10. Not perfect, but still very playable.

Crysis DX10 is a waste though, especially with all the custom configs out there.
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If you're picky about framerates, don't bother with DX10 in most games. Maybe if you have GTX 280 Tri SLI or 4870x2 CF, but even then I'm not sure...
single GTX 280 does very well in every DX10 i tried so far
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Except CoJ :P That ran quite well on 8800GTX 1920x1200 DX10. Not perfect, but still very playable.

Crysis DX10 is a waste though, especially with all the custom configs out there.
I tried playing CoJ in DX10 on my 8800GTX at 1600x1200 or 1440x1080 and in some places I was getting 25fps. For an action game that requires reflexes and precision aiming that just isn't good enough for me.

In DX9 I got 50+ constant at 1600x1200 throughout the entire game and the only thing I really noticed that looked different was the texture quality of rocks and mountains. The difference there was huge, but not worth hurting the gameplay with poor performance.
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Old 09-09-08, 03:02 AM   #11
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They used the Flight Simulator comparison shot as well and that image is really bad photoshop work..
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Old 09-09-08, 03:42 AM   #12
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Vanzagar, currently dx10 is a non issue. Very few games yet take advantage of it. Games that do support it only offer a slight few effects (most of crysis's touted dx10 effects can be forced in dx9.. lighting still seems a bit better in dx10) and often at lower performances. If you wanna get vista, get it because you want vista, not for your games.

The FSX DX10 shot is a known photoshop hack, and lolz at the halo1 comparison to crysis.
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