Will a DX10 video card improve the visual experience in Vista?

Discussion in 'General Technical' started by Threxx, Jan 30, 2007.

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    Threxx

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    I know Vista uses DX10 out of the box and DX9 video cards will run DX10 just fine, albeit missing several visual capabilities. So my question is, does having a native DX10 video card change/improve anything with the whole Windows Vista/Aero experience?
     
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    Hope this answers your question:

    DirectX 9 should, when the drivers are well optimized, run faster under the Vista driver model than Windows XP. But DX10 will do more to reduce CPU utilization, increase graphics card power and flexibility, and enforce hardware standards that should make life a lot easier on developers. So in short A DX10 card is better but Dx9 will still work.
     
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