Direct x 9???

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by busto, Mar 6, 2003.

  1. busto

    busto Guest

    Is Direct X 9 worth downloading??? I'm running a GF4 Ti 4200 128MB
     
  2. Krux

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    I dunno I did and then the skys in CS and DOD started I dunno glitching textures would smear into them hard to explain its real ugly tho!
     
  3. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    its final... unlikely to really kick performance up but more shaders et al supported in dx9 and more features overall :)

    the hardware is also sort of important...
     
  4. SkazzyUK

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    And its always good to be up to date and have the latest stuff :D

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  5. Krux

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    see I have a geforce 4 so I think it hossed something for me....
     
  6. Jahya

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    I have a G4 MX 420+ 64meg and haven't noticed any serious issues, but then I'm not a hardcore gamer. The only issue I noticed was since installing DX9, NHL2003 and Madden2003 seem slower (for lack of a better word). Not really choppy or jumpy, just slower.... I don't know how else to explain it.

    But newer games like Splinter Cell recommend DX9 and some even require it. And while on the subject of SC, I'm pissed I wasted my money on it... the controls SUCK! It could have been so much better....

    Also, I read somewhere the other day that DX9.1 is supposed to be released relatively soon which have a few fixes.
     
  7. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    splinter cell requires dx8/8.1

    there is not one game on the market @ the moment in retail form that will use dx9 extensions... not even doom III...

    but your card I believe is a dx7 part so some rendering has to be done using more passes and therefore uses more gpu processing therefore renders slower (also done in software therefore slower )
     
  8. Friend of Bill

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    ATI Catalyst 3.0 + drivers require (per ATI) DX 9.0 installed.
     
  9. melon

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    I have DX 9 and a GF4 Ti 4200. Had no problems installing it, but haven't really seen any differences in performance. I just like staying up-to-date.

    Melon