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Question about DX11 and DX9 cards

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a c 130 U Graphics card
November 3, 2009 11:36:14 AM

Just found out that ATI has officially said it wont support DX9 GPU's under W7. So that meams that any benefits(DX11 runtime) that would/could filter through to the cards are now null and void as the benefits would only be there under an approved WDM driver ?
Is this thinking correct ?

a b U Graphics card
November 3, 2009 3:16:29 PM

As I understand it, only DX9 ONLY cards are getting dropped. IE: everything from the 2000 series on should remain fully supported. Otherwise, yes, you're thinking is correct.
a c 130 U Graphics card
November 3, 2009 3:29:59 PM

Their might be a hacked driver for it, but I wouldn't get your hopes up.


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a c 189 U Graphics card
November 3, 2009 3:58:51 PM

Are u serius or u just test us, mactronix? :) 
a c 130 U Graphics card
November 3, 2009 5:36:57 PM

Ha Ha thanks for the props guys but i dont put myself above anyone else on these boards :) 
@ gamer, I was obviously fairly sure thats what was being said but the way the article was worded made me want to just check. Just wanted to be sure before advising people based on the info.

Mactronix :) 
November 3, 2009 6:36:38 PM

dx9 cards are like dinosaur bones now anyway ;)