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Old 08-01-2007, 08:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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According to Microsoft, "Direct3D 10.1 is an incremental, side-by-side update to Direct3D 10.0 that provides a series of new rendering features that will be available in an upcoming generation of graphics hardware." The XAudio2 technology is also used in the Xbox 360, and will eventually replace DirectSound as the PC's main audio driver, according to Microsoft.

The new features of the DirectX update includes shader model 4.1, as well as a variety of graphics features, including:

* TextureCube Arrays which are dynamically indexable in shader code.
* An updated shader model (shader model 4.1).
* The ability to select the MSAA sample pattern for a resource from a palette of patterns, and retrieve the corresponding sample positions. The ability to render to block-compressed textures.
* More flexibility with respect to copying of resources.
* Support for blending on all unorm and snorm formats.
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Default Re: A sneak peek at DirectX 10.1

Can't say I know what more then 2% of that means.

But, since it's an update. I'm guessing it's a good thing.
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Old 08-01-2007, 11:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Oh! I didn't know that 360 didnt use directsound!
gosh, i hate how they didnt just keep it at DX10 for ages like they did 9, lol. i got the new card so i can use DX10 and im now getting told that it wont be able to do 10.1, haha, dammit!
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Oh! I didn't know that 360 didnt use directsound!
gosh, i hate how they didnt just keep it at DX10 for ages like they did 9, lol. i got the new card so i can use DX10 and im now getting told that it wont be able to do 10.1, haha, dammit!
ya sucks for u.....

but xaudio2 and no more directsound, would it give better sound performance like the xbox360?
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Default Re: A sneak peek at DirectX 10.1

Wait wait wait.

I was under the impression DX 10.1 is just an update to DX10.


So aslong as you have a DX10 card and Vista, you're good.

Correct?
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Correct. DX10.1, is just an update to DX10.
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Default Re: A sneak peek at DirectX 10.1

That's what you had told me in that message. Just reading that sydzy above said, I started to worry haha.
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well 10.1 cards will be more powerful in games, might even max out crysis at high resolutions.. hopefully
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hold up b1gapl, i thought to support for DX10.1, we needed to get newer graphics cards like the upcoming 9800?

so u saying that its FINE to get an 8800 GTX n STILL support DX10.1??

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Well it's b1gapl. I'd pretty much trust what he says over anyone else on here. And Trotter, they know their stuff.
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