Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Any Improvement DX7 to DX9

  • Graphics Cards
  • Internet Explorer
  • Font
  • Performance
  • Graphics
Last response: in Graphics & Displays
March 9, 2005 3:14:45 AM

If you have a GF4 MX440 4xAGP ie. DX7 card but you instal to Windows DX9, besides the fact that the card can't use DX9 new graphic options, is there any improvement at all in performance?

<font color=red>DCB</font color=red><font color=white>_</font color=white><font color=blue>AU</font color=blue>

More about : improvement dx7 dx9

a b U Graphics card
March 9, 2005 4:49:13 AM

I doubt it, but many newer games require DX9 to be installed anyway.

<font color=blue>Only a place as big as the internet could be home to a hero as big as Crashman!</font color=blue>
<font color=red>Only a place as big as the internet could be home to an ego as large as Crashman's!</font color=red>
March 9, 2005 9:09:11 PM

Not that i am aware of as any Dx8/9 features have to be done by the software (eg the Kyro2 had software T&L so was slower than a card with T&L hardware when T&L engine was needed)

Trust me I know what I'm doing... ooops, grab the cat...
a b U Graphics card
March 9, 2005 9:46:55 PM

The only thing to remember is that DX isn't just for the graphics.

DX9 will have better audio and networking features too. Always try the latest version of DX to ensure all the parts work well. Only if you experience problems should you roll back ot a previous version IMO.

Also DX9.0a I think had security issues (leave it to M$ for that!), so at least DX9.0b would be my recommendation.

- You need a licence to buy a gun, but they'll sell anyone a stamp <i>(or internet account)</i> ! - <font color=green>RED </font color=green> <font color=red> GREEN</font color=red> GA to SK :evil: