DX9 with DX8 3D

By eddy05
Feb 23, 2003
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  1. I have a GF4.

    What will installing DX9 benefit me? I reckon if DX9 doesn't give me any performance increase I will stick to DX8.
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    It helped the Radeon cards out a little bit.. Not too sure about nVidia's.

    Since DirectX 9 isn't going to be used for awhie in games, you should just leave it alone. (eg.. If ain't broke, don't fix it).

    OR, you could set a system restore point (If you are using Windows XP) and install it. If you don't like it, just restore back to your old system settings.
  3. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,327

    Alternatively you can back up your current direct3D dll & place it in the game directory of any games you feel have lost performance or whatever after updating to DX9. This should allow you to use the DirectX 8 Direct3D rendere then.
  4. negroplasty

    negroplasty TechSpot Maniac Posts: 537   +12

    I have installed DX9 on my system. I have a GeForce 4 TI4600 and it seems to have given me a slight performance increase in most games and 3D applications. I recommend it, but as Rick says, you might want to create a restore point.
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