1. Post #1
    dtoporowski's Avatar
    June 2008
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    Have you wondered what all the hype around Microsoft Windows 7 and DirectX 11 is all about? We will shed some light and answer some of those questions in this blog.

    Letís start with Windows7, everyone, including my own mother, is talking about this amazing operating system. Microsoft is rumoured to be launching the successor to Windows Vista in late October. What does it mean to you the PC user?



    my fave part
    Multithreaded Rendering is a feature which allows DirectX to be processed via multiple CPU threads. This means that a dual-, triple- or quad-core CPU can have a higher utilization across all cores than DirectX APIs in the past.

    sauce http://blogs.amd.com/play/2009/09/09...hat-to-expect/


    Hooray.

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    Rumoured to be launching the successor to Windows Vista in late October?

    That's not a rumor, it's a fact.
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    Model?
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    The guy talking for Codemasters in that interview was ugly.
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    April 2008
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    Im guessing as it only has one X backplate that that is the 5870 :fh:

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    That video reminds me of the one bruno made.

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    especially the 0:30 part

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    August 2007
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    Oh good, smoother lumps.

    I'm excited.
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    I don't want this!

    I don't want to get all swetty and I don't want to get a hard stroke while I play a game.
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    WOW SMOOTHER BUMPS AND SOME PRE-RENDERED FOOTAGE OF A GAME THATS GONNA LOOK THE SAME IN DX11 AS IT DOES IN DX9/10!!!

    caps
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    We'll need a new Crysis
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    April 2008
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    Devs are only just moving onto Dx10, no one is gonna use dx11 for ages..
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    Devs are only just moving onto Dx10, no one is gonna use dx11 for ages..
    I disagree. DX10 was nothing special, more of a gimmick to help promote Vista, which clearly failed. However, the overwhelming support for Windows 7 and the legitimate technology DX11 will bring suggests to me that developers will get on board very quickly.
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    I disagree. DX10 was nothing special, more of a gimmick to help promote Vista, which clearly failed. However, the overwhelming support for Windows 7 and the legitimate technology DX11 will bring suggests to me that developers will get on board very quickly.
    I hope you're right!
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    I hope you're right!
    Me too.
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  17. Post #17
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    DX11 adds possibilities, if devs don't want, then they wont use. Simple as that. If they DO use, then that's the benefit of.. you. (if your card supports it..).

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    Some pics from Dirt 2 on DX11:





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    I disagree. DX10 was nothing special, more of a gimmick to help promote Vista, which clearly failed. However, the overwhelming support for Windows 7 and the legitimate technology DX11 will bring suggests to me that developers will get on board very quickly.
    D11 and 7 are nothing special. All the big changes were made to Vista and 10.
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    Some pics from Dirt 2 on DX11:

    *images*
    That's just the bloom oozing out of it's arse.
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    Bloom hurts me.
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    Some pics from Dirt 2 on DX11:

    images
    Grand Turismo 5 can suck my balls.
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    Either it bad quality on the images, or they are using bloom to hide the fact that it doesn't look very good. Maybe they are off-screen and that's why they don't look very good (the last one looks good, but not the other ones), but the bloom is killing my eyes.
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    Rumoured to be launching the successor to Windows Vista in late October?

    That's not a rumor, it's a fact.
    I wouldn't call it a successor, I would just call it a payed service pack.
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    I disagree. DX10 was nothing special, more of a gimmick to help promote Vista, which clearly failed. However, the overwhelming support for Windows 7 and the legitimate technology DX11 will bring suggests to me that developers will get on board very quickly.
    Yeah. Geometry shaders are gimmicks.

    The way DX10 was marketed was retarded, and they'll do the same with DX11. And then the cycle will repeat, "DX11 was such a gimmick! It makes all my games run WORSE!!"

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    So will Nvidia take use of DX11 or is it just exclusively for the ati cards?
    a bit confused here
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    That's just the bloom oozing out of it's arse.
    My friend messed about with the config files on GRID for PC and turned off HDR. It looks awful without it
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    So will Nvidia take use of DX11 or is it just exclusively for the ati cards?
    a bit confused here
    Of course they will, they just haven't made their DX11 cards yet.

  29. Post #29
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    July 2008
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    I hope they fucking make it look different/better this time.

    What games looked better with directx 10?
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    Also the fact that DX11 makes physX obsolete (not that it was ever used apart from in mirrors edge).
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    Also the fact that DX11 makes physX obsolete (not that it was ever used apart from in mirrors edge).
    And batman and darkest days. Wow thats a lot of gammes!!!
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    WOW SMOOTHER BUMPS AND SOME PRE-RENDERED FOOTAGE OF A GAME THATS GONNA LOOK THE SAME IN DX11 AS IT DOES IN DX9/10!!!

    caps
    play the demos, amd gives whatever demo you see out freely on their site

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    And batman and darkest days. Wow thats a lot of gammes!!!
    No it is now Devs have a common ground on what to unify the physx support usually it is the cpu and some games could use Phyx but most didn't bother. Now that everyone can develop with GPGPU phyx can become a standard and not a "if we have room in out budget to do so"
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    i'm still waiting for games to utilize dx10 more...
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    This is....

    GREAT!

    But CPU will bottleneck hard. :(
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    i'm still waiting for games to utilize dx10 more...
    Don't hold your breath. DX11 is shaping up to be the next DX9.
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    Don't hold your breath. DX11 is shaping up to be the next DX9.
    No it's shaping up to be over hyped by the people who know nothing about it.
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    The only part I am really excited for is that 4xAA is now mandatory, and Luishi likes his anti-aliasing!
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    When's this console generation supposed to end? 2013?

    The computing power differences between PC's and consoles is more evident than ever... The PS3 and 360 render COD:MW2 at 960 x 600. Now we can have displays grids up to 7680 x 3200. Jesus fucking christ.
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