Posted on August 11, 2007, Andrew DirectX 10 Hardware Obsolete, but 10.1 Is of no Concern
You have to love updates, but apparently not all the time. For instance, right now, the gamers who just threw down hundreds to get new graphics cards which support DirectX 10 aren’t too happy.
According to TheInquirer.com, DirectX 10.1 is on its way with Windows Vista SP1, which is delightful, of course. However, one side of the new DirectX version is that it essentially renders the hardware which requires DirectX 10 useless, because 10.1 isn’t compatible.
Yes, the first reaction is, “Oh my God, I just spent like five hundred bucks on a new graphics card and now I have to return it and spend more money?” Probably, not, actually. The developers apparently aren’t going to find any features in 10.1 that are worth their time, and it means nothing to gamers.
For the sake of those out there with a GeForce 8800 or the Radeon 2900, let’s hope the predictions are accurate.