Direct X 10??

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  1. chaos16

    chaos16 Registered Member

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    Is there any news on direct x 10 or direct x 9do_O

    is there any release date??

    does any one know the improvments that it will have. would it have graphic enhancements for games faster play smother gamingo_O?


    just a question wat have all the improvments given from previous version like direct x 9c was more stable then previous ones and the games worked bettero_O?


    is what one newers versions giveo_O
     
  2. Pilli

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    Hi Chaos, This question is not directly concerned with security, however, please use the following link to find out more about DirectX 10
    http://www.techspot.com/story16906.html
    Speculation about new software from MS might be better discussed on boards that discuss MS's up & coming releases.

    Thank You. Pilli
     
  3. Firecat

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    Most likely, DirectX 10 will be released when Longhorn is ready, because there have been no new graphic enhancements planned by Microsoft till that time.

    DirectX may have new graphical features which require a graphics card that will support these features.

    Also, the implementations of current features may be changed to offer more performance on specific hardware.

    Here's the basic run-down of the features of DirectX from a graphical point of view:

    1)DirectX 7.0 introduced Hardware Transform and Lighting, which is supported on NVIDIA GeForce series, and ATI Radeon series.

    2)DirectX 8.0 introduced Pixel and Vertex Shaders version 1.1

    Also,an optional feature from previous DirectX versions were made part of Pixel Shader 1.1 (GeForce3)

    3)DirectX 8.1 improved the Pixel and Vertex Shaders of DirectX 8.0 for better performance and quality (GeForce4, Radeon 8500)

    4)DirectX 9.0 heavily enhanced the Pixel and Vertex Shaders to version 2.0 for extremely realistic quality levels, with color ranging from 64- to 128-bit precision.

    DirectX 9.0a was comprised of bug fixes, 9.0b introduced new features for the GeForce FX, and 9.0c increased performance for GeForce FX, and added features for Radeon X-series and GeForce6.

    To learn about Vertex and Pixel Shaders, head over here:

    http://www.answers.com/Pixel Shader

    EDIT: Didnt see your post, Pilli - sorry if I have violated something.
     
  4. Pilli

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    No problem FireCat, It is just that topics like this are not really what WildersSecurity is about and there are better places to discuss this type of software. Your post is helpful and the link useful.

    Pilli.
     
  5. chaos16

    chaos16 Registered Member

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    i am sry i didn't know i thought that the software & service thread was to discuss about any software not only security :oops:
     
  6. Pilli

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    Not a problem Chaos but in matters of non security related software that is not yet released a lot of speculation can occurr rather than fact, so it is sometimes better to hunt down the links to the expert sites that deal with new sofware such as Longhorn and DirectX 10.

    Cheers. Pilli :)
     
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