GeForce FX Brothers, NV31 and NV34 Will Not Support All DirectX 9.0 Features? Accroding to X-Bit Labs, the NV31 and NV34 will not have DirectX 9.0 features. Here's what they had to say "Apparently, the NV31 and NV34 code-named products reportedly do not support all the features their elder brethren GeForce FX does. The NV31 is expected to utilise numerous technologies introduced in the GeForce FX VPU and also offer comparable performance to the GeForce4 Ti4600, but with possible improvements in antialiasing and anisotropic filtering speed. The NV31 is here to substitute the GeForce4 Ti4600 from the performance market segment. Generally speaking, the NV31 code-named products will compete with the RADEON 9500 PRO and 9700-based solutions, so, it is very logically for them to be cheap enough. NVIDIA has not confirmed the information, but said that both VPUs mentioned here derive from the NV3x architecture. I believe that the company will try to embody a number of the GeForce FX features via the software in case they are not supported by hardware, hence, the NV34 and NV31-based solutions will still be able to perform advanced effects, but using the CPU of the system." Whew, that was a lot of writing, you can look here at http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/story.html?id=1042994509 for more information.