Is DirectX 10 Worth It?
FiringSquad has a great story up regarding DirectX 10, how it stacks up against DirectX 9 currently, and if it’s worth it. There’s quite a few benchmarks and comparative screenshots throughout, so whether or not you’re a tech-head, you’ll be able to get something out of the story. If you’re thinking about upgrading your PC or buying a new one anytime soon, give the story a read and find out what’s really worth your money. (Above you can see a side-by-side image I put together – hence the reason it doesn’t have a pretty border – using two of the screenshots FS provided. DX9 on the left and DX10 on the right, in case you couldn’t tell.)
Unlike previous DirectX launches where new games using the technology often trailed the introduction of the new API by a year or more, the transition from DirectX 9 to DirectX 10 has been a swift one so far: already a trio of DirectX 10 games have been released (Lost Planet, World in Conflict, and BioShock), while a pair of games have been patched to take advantage of DX10 – Company of Heroes DX10 patch came in May, while Call of Juarez was patched and released for the US market with DX10 support in June. Other games we can look forward to later this year include Age of Conan, Crysis, EVE: Online, Flight Simulator X (Patch), Gears of War PC, Hellgate: London, and Unreal Tournament 3.
Read the full story here.