Solved can you use Direct X 9 with Direct X 11? Tags: Games Directx Last response: July 9, 2013 8:31 PM in Technologies Share flyinian July 9, 2013 8:22:59 PM I was wondering if you are able to play games that have DirectX 10 or lower with DirectX 11? I don't think this is the correct area to post this but, let me know if it is. thanks. More about : direct direct Reply to flyinian Best solution Novuake July 9, 2013 8:25:57 PM DX11 GPUs are fully DX10 and 9 compatible. Depending on the game you could even play some games as far back as DX6. So no worries. Reply to Novuake Thanatos Telos July 9, 2013 8:27:27 PM What do you mean? Like running a DX9/10 game on a DX11 card? Yes. If you mean like running a DX9 or DX10 game that was never given proper support/modes for DX11 with DX11 effects and whatnot in DX11 mode, no. Reply to Thanatos Telos Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Pinhedd July 9, 2013 8:31:49 PM flyinian said:I was wondering if you are able to play games that have DirectX 10 or lower with DirectX 11? I don't think this is the correct area to post this but, let me know if it is. thanks. All video cards are fully backwards compatible with older versions of the APIs that they support, but never forwards compatible. This means that any graphics card that supports DirectX 11.0 will support all previous versions of DirectX including 9.0c, 10.0, and 10.1. They will not however support DirectX 11.1. The same is true for OpenGL. The new Radeon HD 7790 supports up to OpenGL 4.3, but 77xx-79xx support only up to 4.2, while 73xx-76xx support only up to OpenGL 4.1 Reply to Pinhedd Ask the community Post an answer Related resources : ForumSolvedDirect x11 will it be able to play directx9.0c games? ForumSolvedAdvantages of Direct X 11.0 over Direct X9.0 ForumCan you use a PCIe 2.0 motherboard for direct x 11.2? ForumSolvedMass effect 3 wont use Direct X 11 ForumSolvedDirect X 10 GPU and direct X 11.1 GPU compatibility with motherboard? ForumSolveddirect x 11 ForumSolvedDoes the GTX 780 support Direct X 11.2? ForumSolvedDirect X 11.2 questions ForumSolvedDirect X 11.1? ForumSolvedDirect X 11.1 worth it? ForumSolvedAsus radeon r9 270x direct ii 2GB temperature ForumSolvedDirect X 11 ForumSolvedDirect X 11 Requirement ForumSolvedSapphire r9 270 dual x oc or the asus r9 270 direct oc card? ForumSolvedSapphire R9 270X vs Asus R9270 direct CU2 vs Saphire 7870 GHz edition dual-x OC??? ForumIs Direct X 11.1 and .2 the Only Thing Better in Windows 8 than Windows 7? ForumIs Direct X 11.1 and .2 the Only Thing Better in Windows 8 than Windows 7? ForumSolvedChoosing a graphics card: ASUS r9 280x direct cuii top vs evga gtx 770 (gaming and video editing) ForumNew Computer is on low memory all of a sudden when I play games, "0Kb's of active memory according to Direct x 11" ForumSolvedAsus Direct-CU II R9 270X + Z87-G43 *OR* Sapphire dual-x R9 270X + Z87-G45? More resources Read discussions in other Technologies categories Bluetooth GSM !