Well said!fpsgamerJR62 said:DirectX 11 and DirectX 10.1 graphics support is largely a moot point with regard to integrated graphics. Whatever GPU capabilities that are present in Sandy Bridge and Fusion, they are more suited to entry-level gaming and playing games from a generation or two ago rather than taking on top-tier DirectX 11 titles. For that task, using one or more high-end discrete graphics cards is highly recommended.
Whats the point of worrying about DX11 not being in Sandybridge???...
The intergrated GPU's simply are not powerful enough to be of any use whatsoever in DX11 gaming...
Indeed! It actually goes a bit beyond that as well. Repetition is a primary form of propaganda. So that after a while, people will believe that DX-11 is needed even for a netbook or a home theater. And since nobody likes to be told what their machine can't do, DX-11 will then be mandatory.Vrmithrax;988596 ....[ said:...."Doesn't matter if it really matters, only matters if it sounds like it matters." We buy products all the time that have cool little bells and whistles that, in reality, never get used. Perception is king.
I have my personal expectations about SB's IGP blunted to more reasonable levels. Here's how that stacks up. I'm hoping that I would be able to run my TV, at full 1080p, along with a standard monitor of the same resolution, without the computer blowing up warnings, about damaging the onboard graphics, and insisting that I run dual screens @ nothing more than the equivalent of 720p.
If the on chip graphics do that, I would think that would be considered a rousing success.
I've tried to use onboard graphics, (Intel G31) with a video card in place. It did work. However, both the IGP and the add in card were being controlled by the Nvidia driver. Not what anybody would consider ideal.Probably a couple of basic questions, but.... There is nothing keeping you from installing a GPU that supports DirectX11 is there? And if you do install a dedicated GPU, would it be possible and would there be any advantage to using both outputs. In my use one monitor seldom if ever displays anything that would require Direct X 11 but the other one does.