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Some DX11 Details Announced

Submitted by: Beren @ 06:41 PM | Tuesday, July 22, 2008 | (url: http://www.shackn...)

MS has annouced some of the details about DX11, including: support for tessellation, Multi-threaded resource handling, and more features for DX10 cards. No release dates as yet, but dx releases do come fairly predictably. So my bet is on late next year.

Category: PC Gaming | 3 Comments
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DirectX March 2008 Update

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 05:44 PM | Saturday, March 8, 2008 | (url: http://www.micros...)

Microsoft has released a DirectX March 2008 Update. It is generally recommended that all Windows users update their DirectX for optimal performance and compatibility.


DirectX 10 Hardware NOT Obsolete

Submitted by: Breadman86 @ 01:27 PM | Wednesday, August 15, 2007 | (url: http://www.next-g...)

DirectX 10.1 will not render current DirectX 10 GPUs obsolete, Microsoft confirms.

Microsoft's Sam Glassenberg told Next-Gen in a phone interview, "DX10.1 fully supports DX10 hardware. No hardware support is being removed....It's strictly a superset. It's basically an update to DX10 that extends the hardware functionality slightly."

He said that the update is similar to what Microsoft did with DX9. "We did make updates to [DX9] that extended the supported feature set.

"All the hardware is still supported, all the games still run, all the features are still there, we've just simply extended the feature set and the lifetime of the API," he said.

Good news for those that own the current DirectX 10 hardware!


Crysis DirectX 10 vs. DirectX 9

Submitted by: GreyHound @ 06:24 AM | Friday, May 25, 2007 | (url: http://www.nzone....)

Two movie clips showing the difference between running Crysis on DirectX 10 and DirectX 9 gfx hardware.


NVIDIA GeForce 8600-Series Details Unveiled

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 08:14 PM | Thursday, March 15, 2007 | (url: http://www.dailyt...)


NVIDIA prepares its next-generation mid-range and mainstream DirectX 10 GPUs.

Some are complaining already about the 128 bit memory bus, but who really cares when the performance difference between 8600GTS and 7600GT in a GPU limited situation will be about 50-100%.