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Direct x10 on xp?

does upgrading from dx9 - dx10 improves fps on gaming?

coz i found earlier that i can upgrade my direct x9.0c to direct x10. but i'm still in doubt of upgrading it since i don't know what will be the effects on my games.

currently, i am playing medal of honor (2010) and crysis on medium graphics @ 1024x768, yet it was still laggy (on some parts of the game).

my OS is windows xp sp3 and my gpu is Palit 9500gt 512mb 128bit (OCed to the ff. settings: core: 450-585, memory: 400-522, shader: 1125-1400), memory - apacer 2gb RAM.

thanks for your answer :D
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  1. This isn't a straight forward answer. DX10, when performing the same tasks at the same visual quality of DX9, is an performance boost. However, most the time the only reason to write the game for DX10 is to improve visual quality, which will result in lower FPS.

    So, generally speaking, DX10 code paths usually hurt FPS and increases visual quality.
  2. so if i only have a low end computer, then dx9 is better?
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    ejcelis said:
    so if i only have a low end computer, then dx9 is better?


    Like I said, it's not quite that simple.

    If the game you are playing is able to take advantage of DX10's performance enhancements, but not add visual improvements, DX10 can be faster. However, the majority of the time, if a developer adds DX10 support, they do so to add visual improvements, resulting in lower FPS.
  4. It's completely besides the point, folks. DX10 doesn't work on XP. You need at least Vista to run anything in DX10 mode.
  5. bystander said:
    Like I said, it's not quite that simple.

    If the game you are playing is able to take advantage of DX10's performance enhancements, but not add visual improvements, DX10 can be faster. However, the majority of the time, if a developer adds DX10 support, they do so to add visual improvements, resulting in lower FPS.



    so that's why some of the dx10 users are saying that their high end games became faster. thanks for clarifying. :)

    Anonymous said:
    It's completely besides the point, folks. DX10 doesn't work on XP. You need at least Vista to run anything in DX10 mode.


    but some found ways to install dx10 on xp. here's the link. :)
    http://www.techmixer.com/install-directx-10-on-xp-with-directx10-rc2-pre-fix-3/

    thanks for your time guys. :D
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