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Ati 4870 with windows 7 and directx11

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September 15, 2010 11:24:50 PM

Can I use this card to play directx 9 and 10 games in Windows 7 even though it doesn't support directx11?
September 15, 2010 11:27:42 PM

Yes, you'll be fine. In fact there isn't a real "DX11" games out yet, just games with DX11 features.
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September 16, 2010 2:35:18 AM

You'll be fine. Be advised that some games that are marketed as "DX11" really are not. Two examples are:

1. Residential Evil 5 - This games look exactly the same in DX9 mode as it does in DX11 mode. What's the differences? In DX11 mode you will see a drop in performance because the game will switch to the more demanding coding of DX11. The developer openly admitted at the game really only uses DX9 graphics with DX11 coding and no additional DX11 effects.

2. Devil May Cry 4 - Same as above based on screenshots. However, the developer has remained silent on the issue neither confirm or deny that only DX11 coding was used in the game.
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September 16, 2010 11:57:54 AM

The irony being that DX11 was supposed to be faster to process.
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September 16, 2010 12:01:11 PM

jaguarskx said:
You'll be fine. Be advised that some games that are marketed as "DX11" really are not. Two examples are:

1. Residential Evil 5 - This games look exactly the same in DX9 mode as it does in DX11 mode. What's the differences? In DX11 mode you will see a drop in performance because the game will switch to the more demanding coding of DX11. The developer openly admitted at the game really only uses DX9 graphics with DX11 coding and no additional DX11 effects.

2. Devil May Cry 4 - Same as above based on screenshots. However, the developer has remained silent on the issue neither confirm or deny that only DX11 coding was used in the game.

Who is saying those games are DX11? DMC4 came out in 2008 even... was there a patch or something?
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September 16, 2010 12:03:32 PM

gamerk316 said:
The irony being that DX11 was supposed to be faster to process.

Some games are faster in DX11 mode, for example Stalker:COP and Battleforge.
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