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Can a DX10 graphics card play a DX11 game?

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a b U Graphics card
June 28, 2010 10:23:51 PM

Hi,

I'm a bit of a noob :pt1cable:  and was wondering whether a DX10 graphics card could run a DX11 game at all? If not, then it would make sense buying a HD5770 (given my £110 budget).
June 28, 2010 10:34:40 PM

Generally no unless the game will run in either mode. You'd need to check the game requirements.

Example: Resident Evil 5 lets you pick DX9 or DX10 when you launch it.
a b U Graphics card
June 28, 2010 10:37:14 PM

^^ What he said.

Essentially the game will have some visual features that will required DX 11. If your video card only supports DX10, then you won't be able to have the same eye candy as a DX11 card. In MOST cases, most games that have DX11 features will support DX10.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
June 28, 2010 10:43:18 PM

There hasn't been any DX11 only games yet that I'm aware of and both Dirt 2 and AvP work on my 8800GT's.
a b U Graphics card
June 28, 2010 10:53:43 PM

Ewwww, 8800's (kidding!!) : )
a b U Graphics card
June 28, 2010 10:55:51 PM

If it is a DX11 only game then it will not run, but all retail DX11 games right now support either DX10 or DX9 or both, so it would run those kinds of games.
a c 271 U Graphics card
June 28, 2010 10:58:19 PM

borisof007 said:
Ewwww, 8800's (kidding!!) : )

I find it quite amazing that these cards are still able to chuck out the framerates that they do, by far the best cards I've ever spent my own money on.
a b U Graphics card
June 28, 2010 11:14:16 PM

Mousemonkey said:
I find it quite amazing that these cards are still able to chuck out the framerates that they do, by far the best cards I've ever spent my own money on.


Word :) 
I was in a thread yesterday where the guy had a e8500 and a 5770 that was trying to figure out why he was only getting 10,000 in 3D mark06. Another guy said he was getting 15,000 in 3Dmark 06 with his CPU @4ghz, and the GPU overclocked to like 950 core and 1300 memory clocks, or something like that.

I bet I made them all feel good when I told them I have a Phenom II 920, with DDR2 memory, and an BFG 8800GTS G92 OC that will do over 15,000 in 3Dmark06. And do it all day long without a hiccup. It has been hands down the best GPU I ever bought. And here is the kicker, I picked it up 2 years ago, (when they were very much in demand) at Frys on sale 1 day for $169!!! That same day Frys received a shipment of the new Palit 8800GT's with 1 gig of memory, and people were grabbing them up off the shelf right and left for $289! Aha! They kept saying, 1 gig of memory, this thing will rock! And they completely were overlooking the 8800GTS 512 OC by BFG sitting right next to them. I only wish I had went ahead and bought 2 of them for SLI. Had Intel had the X58 chipset back then, that is exactly what I would have done.
a b U Graphics card
June 28, 2010 11:18:13 PM

Even the current DX11 games stilll support dx9, let alone dx10.

The consoles still use dx9 iirc, so games won't be dx11 only in the near future...
a c 271 U Graphics card
June 28, 2010 11:35:33 PM

jitpublisher said:
I picked it up 2 years ago, (when they were very much in demand) at Frys on sale 1 day for $169!!! That same day Frys received a shipment of the new Palit 8800GT's with 1 gig of memory, and people were grabbing them up off the shelf right and left for $289! Aha! They kept saying, 1 gig of memory, this thing will rock! And they completely were overlooking the 8800GTS 512 OC by BFG sitting right next to them

Nicely done, you gotta love the number chasers :)  Oooh a whole gig of RAM...suckers! :lol: 
Bluescreendeath said:
Even the current DX11 games stilll support dx9, let alone dx10.

The consoles still use dx9 iirc, so games won't be dx11 only in the near future...

Unless MS decide that Halo 3 for the PC will be DX11 only like the tossers did with Halo 2 being DX10 only, although with DX11 being on Vista too they've sort of knackered that sketch already.
a c 358 U Graphics card
June 29, 2010 1:01:14 AM

If you are happy with the performance of your current card, then keep it. If you want better performance then upgrade. Is it worth buying a new card just for DX11 alone? No.
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