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Old 06-28-2006, 01:53 AM   #1
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What will DX 10 do that's so important?
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Old 06-28-2006, 02:00 AM   #2
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Pretty much run vista. T_T
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Old 06-28-2006, 02:04 AM   #3
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So it wont affect your graphics and how you play your games?
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it will probably affect games too, i would think
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Old 06-28-2006, 02:10 AM   #5
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Well if theres a game that runs on directx10, then a directx 10 card would be needed.
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Old 06-28-2006, 02:46 AM   #6
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Wikipedia is your best friend.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DirectX
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Old 06-28-2006, 03:48 AM   #7
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DirectX
I thought google was our best friend... now somebody isn't telling the truth
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Old 06-28-2006, 09:48 AM   #8
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Direct X 10 will contain new features:

The most important for the GUI is of course the removal of the old way of rendering Windows, and instead replacing it with a Direct X rendered environment, they've called:

Windows Graphics Foundation (WGF)

SHADER MODEL 4:

UNIFICATION OF SHADERS:

Unification of shaders (Vertex and pixel will become non-existant in the ways of now. As a game needs a certain function, the pipelines can change to one or the other)

GEOMETRY SHADERS:

Geometry Shaders will be added allowing new advanced surfaces to be created. for example B-Splines and subdivision surfaces.

This will allow for curved surfaces where curved polygons are used. Know what that means? Basically a car wheel will look completly round. No more jaggedy octagon effects.

FULL RESOURCE VISUALISATION:

Full Resource Visualisation, another new feature will then banish limits with Video RAM size and maximum shader lengths.

The graphics card will be able to see its entire memory space, and request chunks of it when required, so only bits of textures needed will be loaded at one time, and not the whole map.

GPGPU:

In the future, we'll also see graphics cards carrying out physics Nvidia says (They call this the GPGPU - A card which can also carry out non-3D type jobs), which can do this much faster than the CPU, and may make cards like the Physx unit, most likely much less needed.
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Old 06-28-2006, 11:14 AM   #9
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Basically after DX10 is released, more and more games will be manufactured upon it. This would leave the people with DX9 video cards and operating systems in the dust.
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I wouldnt say in the dust, just not as able. I mean, vista can be run on DX9, and they're are not alot of games out that require DX10.

Maybe because all these AMD processors have become cheaper - everything else will. We will all have Dual Core - SLI - 2GB RAM computers, for like 500 soon..
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