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Old 9th August, 2007, 11:41 PM
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Will DX10.1 make DX10.0 obsolete?

Just reading this on inq.

http://theinquirer.net/?article=41577

Claiming SP1 for Vista brings in a new Direct X standard, just different enough from DX10 to possibly require new hardware support. If this comes to fruition, it would seam that owners of Direct X10 cards (read: AMD Radeon X2 series, and Geforce 8) would be left with just the handful of /current/ DX10 games (yeap, BOTH of them) before its superceded.

Which doesn't bother most of you all that much, since chances are that if you're knowledgable enough to build a high end gaming machine, you're knowledgable enough to know that Vista is about as fun and entertaining as lung cancer, and are still using Windows XP / Windows 2000 for your gaming needs, in which case DX10 doesn't apply.
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DX10.1 adds support of 32bit Precision HDR and full Application control over AA, given them access and control over both super and multisample, without forcing it through the control panel. Much of the changes are about giving more control to the application and limiting the need to force things through driver setting.

Also DX10.1 titles MUST support a minimum of 2xAA.

Pretty sure nVidia cards can already hit 128bit HDR. The change in hardware seems like compliance to a more effecient API rather than a technological leap.
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