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Old 09-25-2005, 06:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ok i realised a little while ago that DX10 is coming out when Windows Longhorn does (i no its called Vista but i rekon Longhorn is much cooler) and i was wondering if only the latest cards that come out wen DX10 will be able you use it. Im getting a 6800GT soon and will probably buy another for SLI and i dont want to get 2 6800GTs and then find out that the games that use DX10 wont run on my system.
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Old 09-25-2005, 08:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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hey,

yeha i was wondering the same thing, i was reading somewhere that microsoft stated that windows vista and DX10 was not backwards capable...which means all our old beloved games wont run...and therefore that sorta answers the question....i think this is stupid..but i may be wrong.
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DirectX is an instruction so it's built into the card architecture, a 6800GT won't recognise DX10 and will process it in DX9 mode

At the rate games are advancing though a 6800GT would probably be considered obsolete by the time games are optimized for DX10 anyways
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it won't actually be called DirectX, it will be called Windows Graphics Foundation or WGF
it will be used as part of the OS to incorporate 3D effects on the desktop, so I've heard
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it won't actually be called DirectX, it will be called Windows Graphics Foundation or WGF
I thought it was the other way round
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WEll if DX10 not being backards compatible is true then i guess me staying w/ XP is gonna happen!
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DirectX is an instruction so it's built into the card architecture, a 6800GT won't recognise DX10 and will process it in DX9 mode

At the rate games are advancing though a 6800GT would probably be considered obsolete by the time games are optimized for DX10 anyways
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The Winnie XP gaming community is just too large a part of Microsoft's desktop market to just drop support for DX7/8/9 at the drop of a hat. I highly doubt this to be true. It's bad enough for the future of OpenGL: http://www.opengl.org/discussion_boa...f=12;t=000001. "OpenGL performance will be significantly reduced - perhaps as much as 50%"...
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Link dosn't work. Did you mean this:
http://www.opengl.org/discussion_boa...;f=12;t=000001
If that's really true, I won't be buying (or downloading) windows vista.
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well besides all of this wasn't windows vista planning on using some crazy BS that would prevent you from watching a DVD YOU bought on your computer more than once, or something weird like that...they are trying to go against anti-piracy but in reality will just make watching movies or listening to music MORE of a pain in the *** for people.

Buuut yeah, basically all systems right now won't be able to play Far Cry 2 =/
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