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directx 9 to directx 10 cards

By puffader
Jul 23, 2007
  1. If this has been asked can someone give me the link, if not im just wondering, I guess the actual hardware on the card it self has to have the component for directx 10 they cant come out with the drivers for say a g-force 7900gs to be compatible with directx 10? thanks
     
  2. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 718

    I don't think they can. That's not to say that at some time in the future they won't. I'm sure a company that sells graphics processors wouldn't want a software advance like that to happen. They would lose a lot of sales.
     
  3. puffader

    puffader TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 75

    good point

    I was just thinking way back when they went form directx 7 to directx8 to directx 9 without me having to get a new card, so im just hoping they will come out with the drivers eventullay, if not 8800 here i come :)
     
  4. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 875

    Vista only, no XP(at the present time anyway) DX10=Vista
    Nvidia: 8000 series (8800, 8600, 8500, 8400)
    Ati: HD 2900 series, 2600, 2400
    these are DX10 cards (provided you use Vista)

    These are Nvidia cards that have Vista drivers available:

    http://www.nvidia.com/page/technology_vista_home.html

    These are Ati cards that have Vista drivers available:

    http://ati.amd.com/technology/WindowsVista/Products.html
     
  5. puffader

    puffader TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 75

    Okay, so what im getting out of all of this is.....

    1. there are only certain cards at this time that run directx 10

    2. All companys are greedy (Just being sarcastic, I know they just need profits)

    3. eventually my 7900gs could run directx 10 but by that time I may have a G-force 10,ooo!
     
  6. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Doubt it will happen. DirectX 10 is a much different animal. It is still very far from perfection. If they ever get it right, it will probably only be for VISTA. Microsoft says DirectX 10 will never be intended for WXP... though some card manufactures are giving it a try.
     
  7. roy1234

    roy1234 TS Rookie Posts: 52

    so wtf.
    DX10 is ONLY for vista?
     
  8. puffader

    puffader TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 75


    Okay, but! If you have windows Vista they will eventullay come out with a dr8iver that will run directx 10 on my 7900 gs?
     
  9. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    No. Anything before Nvidia's 8000 series and ATIs HD 200 series will never be able to use directx10. The hardware on those older cards isn't compatible with it.
     
  10. LXIX

    LXIX TS Rookie Posts: 181

    lol Vista only, but Vista is teh sux!!!!!!!!
     
  11. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    Not just Vista only, but with older videocards, their hardware isn't compatible with DX10.
     
     
  12. roy1234

    roy1234 TS Rookie Posts: 52

    well i hope a 8700 comes out LOL
     
  13. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,657   +323

    You can't run DX10 on a non DX10 card for Hardware reasons like MetalX said. BUT that doesn't mean your old card won't run in Vista, and current games aren't using DX10, only games that require DX10 won't ever run on your old cards.
     
  14. LXIX

    LXIX TS Rookie Posts: 181

    so if you try to run a dx10 game it won't even try to utilize your graphics cards or it will use the graphics card as much as it can? because there has to be some dx9 features that the dx10 can use.
     
  15. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,313   +12


    Most games will have DX10 elemets eventually and will also have DX9 elements. Some of those DX10 games will only work on DX10 video cards, but the rest of the games will play on DX9 video cards without the DX10 effects.
     
  16. LXIX

    LXIX TS Rookie Posts: 181

    yeah i figured that the latter one is it, they won't make DX10 only games until way later hopefully.
     
  17. puffader

    puffader TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 75

    oKAY SO FOR THE FIRST TIME PEOPLE WITH CARDS WITHOUT dx10 ARE SCARUWED ON GAMES THAT REQUIRE IT, i MEAN WONT THAT KEEP SALES DOWN? i CAN GET DX10 CARD BUT I REALLY DONT THINK THERE GONNA MAKE GAMES THAT ARE DX10 ONLY!? tHATS JUST LIKE ms!
     
  18. LXIX

    LXIX TS Rookie Posts: 181

    CAPS LOCK IS NOT CRUISE CONTROL FOR COOL!!!!!!
     
  19. puffader

    puffader TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 75

    I know CAPS are annoying but really is your day so drab you have to make a post to let me know it bothers you? good greif! Oh what it I before E good grief!
     
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