Dx10.1 is crap, when this will be fully implemented Dx11 will come and I will upgrade my 8800GTS then
I bought a 8600GTS for $159.99 and didnt go hog wild because I wanted to wait til Nvidia's new chips come out in November. I wanted DX10 compatibility as there are some DX10 games like Halo 2 I want to play.
Im wondering if this is just another straw in the camels back to push game developers to Open GL and Open AL.
It seems more and more to me that Microsoft is trying to turn our desktop PC's into $1500+ X-box's.
DX10.1 is to DX10 as DX9c is to DX9.
DX10.1 cards are DX10 compliant, but the current generation of DX10 cards will not be DX10.1 compliant.
Oblivious;3846740To be fair, both ATI and Nvidia disclosed the dx10.0 only support with their 1st generation dx10 cards over a year ago, but I think it's not very well known.
No, fair is in keeping with the previous generations of DirectX, which always had support for the same build regardless of version within that build, or making sure EVERYONE knows full well about this 10.0 only plan BEFORE they purchase a DX10.0 product. For one thing, how many DX10 video cards are labeled DX10.0? Virtually none, and having at LEAST done that would likely have made the more cautious consumers ask what the .0 means and the word of mouth would have spread rapidly. This is in essence planned obsolescence of the worst kind, a sort of sneaky advertising trick. Cripes, I thought I was up on DX10 compatibility issues and it took a post on this forum by a guy named Oblivious for me to find out. That tells me the info about it has not been easy enough to obtain by those buying DX10 hardware. It should be stated on all such product manditorily in a plain and clear warning. If the forthcoming changes in DX10 will be for DX10.1, they might as well have called it DX11. What if they do this again and DX10.1 hardware buyers get shut out? Somewhere there has to be rules about how they are allowed to advance product, much like manufacturers have to supply parts for new products for a certain length of time. These are fastly changing times hardware wise and sometimes the only thing we can do as consumers is wait patiently until some of the more dramatic changes take place. This includes shared cache quad core CPUs, DDR3 RAM, "hybrid" threading in software, DisplayPort video interface, etc. Perhaps most important is the multitude of updates, hotfixes and/or servicepack content required to keep it all within reach without things going haywire! You mention Nvidia and ATI in the above quote, but this appears to be mostly Microsoft's responsibilty as far as consumer's awareness of it. They have more than dropped the ball here, they have literally pulled the rug out from under gracious guests buying into the DX10.0 platform whom they used as Guinea pigs.
>Omen<;3850145Cripes, I thought I was up on DX10 compatibility issues and it took a post on this forum by a guy named Oblivious for me to find out.
Ironic, isn't it? :p
I just thought I should post this DX info up as soon as I found out about it. (my source=guru3d forums) I too was getting ready to buy an 8 series gpu, and I can't remember how many times last year I recommended to people to wait to buy their graphics card until the DX10 cards come out. Why? Well uh, because, umm, hmmm... Now I feel like a real jack@ss for giving out poor advice to novice builders who asked.
Eh, I'm happy with my 8800GTS. I don't plan on using DX10 or Vista, I just like the fact that it's amazingly quick with DX9 games.
yeah to worry about it now would be a waste of your time. It is funny though that they can't make it compatible. ohhhh the tangled webs we weave.
Rookie;3850715Eh, I'm happy with my 8800GTS. I don't plan on using DX10 or Vista, I just like the fact that it's amazingly quick with DX9 games.
Same for me, I bought my 8800GTS 3 days ago
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10th November 2006
there are some DX10 games like Halo 2 I want to play.
Halo 2 isn't a Directx 10 Game. =p I have it, and is still looks great on Directx 9.
WindowsVistaGeek19;3851062Halo 2 isn't a Directx 10 Game. =p I have it, and is still looks great on Directx 9.
Although it does require Vista.