Microsoft to Unveil DirectX 11 at XNA Gamefest

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shdhwk

Here's a mind bender for you...

If my DirectX 9 operating system (XP) is so inferior to the Vista DirectX10 experience, how is it I can see the difference in the rendered DX9/DX10 videos out there on the web?

If the new cards and OS are so earth shattering, my DX9 system should not see any difference.  It only goes to reason that if the DX9 system can SEE DX10 changes it could RUN DX10.

Nice try MS, but I'm not buying.  And yes I understand video rendering etc, but I'm talking OS w/DX10 vs. OS wo/DX10.  I'm certain if MS really wanted to, DX10 for XP would be possible.

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Keith E. Whisman

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davyflave

I still think it's a shame Microsoft never released DirectX for Windows 3.1.  They really should be more sensitive to users that have purchased any of their products.  All the people still left on Windows 3.1 need to band together.  My money may not be but a drop in the bucket to Microsoft, but I bet if everyone running 3.1 banded together, I bet we could send a loud and strong message to Microsoft.  As for me, I'm staying at Win 3.1 until they decide to start supporting their past customers.

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georgegliddy

Why be an ass just because you are a Vista fanboy?

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GreenTurtle

 Hmmmm, true and interesting. Making ATI " old hat" ?

I would still love a pair of 4870's

The grass is always greener on the other side.

 

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zodi

Just a thought someone let the cat out of the bag and nvidia said lets wait for DX 11

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GreenTurtle

 I am pretty sure that these are all the same people I read about who were bitter about having to switch from 98 to XP when XP first came out. It was buggy; it had problems; and yet here We are die hard fans of it. Vista has grown by leaps and bounds and will continue to do so. I have had ZERO problems since I switched to Vista; mind You I know what I am doing with a computer. I also don't have a five + year old rig either. I grow with the software aswell as the hardware; that is the function of progress. I don't hear people complaining about hardware advancements; and how their computer is far too slow compared to new equipment ( maybe that is the real problem here). If You want to try and install the latest software on a computer that is WAY out of date that is Your problem. Try installing some updates. If someone wants to buy a Mac because they think it will run better ( good luck with that ) they may aswell buy a new PC because it will run smooth too. I am sick of hearing people complain; get with the times and welcome to progress.

The grass is always greener on the other side.

 

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hackman2007

Everyone keep in mind that Windows XP came out in 2001. Windows Vista just came out in 2007.

There is no way Microsoft, or any other company really, is going to make new software or anything else for an operating system that came out in 2001. I do realize that it is a good operating system and I do use it myself, but really do you honestly think they want to keep XP alive? They want to sell Vista, period.

Old operating system = Old DirectX

 

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horzo

Yes, I'm sure Windows 7 will:

1) run on 5 year old hardware flawlessly

2) be bug-free at launch

3) cost nothing

4) contain dozens of useful new features

 

Ok,
I actually have some hope that (4) will be true, but I'm always amazed
by the XP diehards who are pinning all their hopes on 7. It'll be
Windows the same as every Windows. It's going to be buggy at launch, it's going to cost you some money, and you'll probably have to upgrade if you want the most out of it.

Just like Vista, XP, 2000, 98, etc. etc.

 

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Mathewpb

I hope Windows 9 will be what Vista should be, I hope Directx11 is what directx10 failed to do over directx9. Will we have to suffer Microsofts' malicious pricing scheme all over again and find a way to justify the ridiculous problems and costs of Vista? Also, I am assuming that Directx11 will require new bucks spent on a new card. I hope that we wont have the ridiculous costs and problems of the early 8800 series. If Microsoft makes another flop, I believe what is now a trickle of PC user going over to Mac, will become a flood. But, I could be wrong.

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horzo

"...Microsoft plans to make it available for both Windows Vista and Windows 7."

 

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Strongbad536

Now were all gonna have to upgrade to Windows 7, oh god!  

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Dogness

I will look forward to it when a killer app comes along.  Until then, DX9 is fine by me.

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horzo

Seems a bit premature to me. Given how few games actually utilize DX10, DX releases are already far enough ahead of the development curve that it doesn't seem to make much sense to release a new version anytime soon.

We know nothing about hardware support at this point though, so there's not much to say until we get more info.

 

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Nastyman

I think Microsoft just shot themselves in the foot again by not making DX 11 available to XP users. This only pissed me off more and I will try to get away without using Windows 7 when it comes out to protest against this type of crap. I do my best to vote with my dollars, I know I am just a piss hole in the snow but if enough people do this they will change their tune.

 Nasty

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TheMurph

Here we go again...  :\

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whisp

 disgusting imo

"we Plan for Tomorrow, but we Live for Today"

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Talcum X

 Way too soon for a new version.  Maybe 10.1.1 or 10.2 or something like that.  But 11?  Bah!

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Every morning is the dawn of a new error.

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TheDuck

As an Windows XP customer, it was torture to see the Windows XP faithfuls missing out on the awsome graphics of DX 10, but since DX 11 would support Windows 7 as well, that pushes me to upgrade to it when it's released. DirectX 11 should (to my belief) be much, much more powerful & good looking than DX 10, and if Microsoft hears my plea, they'll make it ready for Windows XP too!

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roninnder

Where are these "...awsome graphics of DX 10," that XP users with DX9 are missing out on? What can it do that DX9 cannot? How many games utilize DX10 it at all? Did I miss something?

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TopcatAlpha

Take a look at crysis DX10 video trailers !!! and see the differs between DX9 and DX10 !!! i wonder what 11 may bring??

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Skiplives

Anyone willing to build a system that can actually experience the difference between DX9 and DX10 can spring for an OEM copy of Vista.  I was surprised that they expect people to be happy that DX10 hardware will be able to run DX11 games.  Developers really don't want to make DX9 and DX10 versions of games.  Making DX11 work on DX10 hardware is just recognising that there will still be a ton of DX10 hardware out on the market. Keeping developers happy is a good thing, otherwise they'll all move to OpenCL.  (I joke -  mostly)

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