Aero Glass on older video cards, possible? Tags: Graphics Cards Hardware Graphics Last response: November 28, 2009 9:53 AM in Graphics & Displays Share rickzor November 26, 2009 11:24:28 AM Okay to the common day to day enthusiast this is a stupid question but i always had it in my mind! Is there some way around to make aero glass work on older video cards like geforce 3 or 4? Please don't tell me to buy new cards, because i love old hardware and that's not the point of my thread Aero glass is more like a marketing strategy to make people with older hardware to move onto newer hardware, but i find these older cards still pretty decent for some of the games i play so... Aero glass is nothing less then eyecandy but i like it, and runs on pixel shader 2.0, and the cards i mentioned above run on pixel shader 1.0 or 1.1 . Do any of you know if there is some way around to make aero glass to run on this sort of hardware? I would be very pleased to know, thanks in advance for your atention : ) More about : aero glass older video cards rickzor November 28, 2009 7:14:45 AM No more oldschoolers i guess. brockh a b U Graphics card November 28, 2009 7:24:00 AM It requires a WDDM driver, so no way; not to mention the pixel shader version disparity, sorry. You may be able to find something that emulates its functionality though, which is what XP users attempted to do when Vista came out. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rickzor November 28, 2009 9:53:13 AM Now isn't that unfair! Those cards have more then enough raw power to process that sort of effects, and the fact it uses pixelshader2.0 is definately a marketing strategy since pixelshader1.0 could do aero glass just fine! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumMotherboard Video that Supports Aero Glass ForumRadeon 7870 Issues (BSOD, Crashes, Aero Glass ) ForumDoes Aero Glass work on ATI radeon 9250 256MB ForumHD4850 and possible aero crash ForumAero in Windows 7 on a Dell Latitude D610 ForumPSU or graphics card bad? direct3d aero 9 assessment Forum3 monitors + 2 different video cards + Windows 7 aero ForumVideo Card compatible with aero ForumDX10: Next Generation Cards Needed or Not. Forumbuilding a video editing/ movie watching PC (with oblivion) ForumVideo Driver crushes with Windows 7 Aero interface ForumNot being recognised? Apparantly 1hz, no aero etc. ForumGateway FX 6800-01e BIOS Update from Gateway Unsupported Forumwhat happened to my Aero ? ForumImpressions of Windows 8 RTM ForumWhat's Windows Vista Worth? Play Guy's Guesstimating Game. ForumNo POST with new video card More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !