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Newer Dx on an older card

By mgear
Dec 9, 2007
  1. Fragrant Coit

    Fragrant Coit TS Guru Posts: 363

    It'll only use what it can - DX8. Windows has earlier versions embedded for just this scenario {and non DX9 games}.
     
  2. mgear

    mgear TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Then do you think the Wiki is wrong because DxDiag says it is 9.0c directly and it was on it when my computer was using it's original Intel video card.
     
  3. Fragrant Coit

    Fragrant Coit TS Guru Posts: 363

  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    The software version may be DirectX 9.0C, but if the card doesn't support that version of DirectX via hardware, then it will be emulated via software. So having a hardware version of DirectX different from the installed software version is no big deal.
     
  5. mgear

    mgear TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Well that sucks because Dx8.1 is behind in software graphics standards.
     
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    More to the point, your graphic card is behind todays standards.

    I actually have that same card installed on my old Dell Pentium III PC, Windows 98SE. It's a nice enough card but not for modern games.
     
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