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DirectX 11.2 Exclusive to Windows 8.1 and Xbox One

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. ice_v

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    My Windows XP experience: from 26 July 2002 (yes I remember it because it was my birthday and my present was my very first own PC which came with Win XP) to December 2009 when under Xmas holidays I joyed the very first days of my Win 7 64 bit on my rig...so that makes 7 years and 5 months of XP and I'm darn well willing to make about the same amount of time for Win 7...so I think I'll talk to you around 2016 about upgrading my OS...that's what I call coherence :)
     
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    Taking your comments into account, and games development in reaction to the introduction of DX10 and DX11, as long as users upgrade to Win 8.1 by around 2015/16 then they will miss out on very little in reality :D
     
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    This is exactly why Valve is porting their games to Linux.
     
  4. Live OR Die

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    Sweet free upgrade :laugh:
     
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    once steam gets linux support i wont need to use windows....
     
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    It does have Linux support...
     
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    It already has, as stated, but that does not mean all Steam games work with Linux.
     
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    Does it really matter, just wait for win 9, who cares :nutkick:
     
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    I'm not buying most of the hate speech on here about what Microsoft decided to do with 11.2 Firstly, it's clearly meant for their console, so putting it on the PC is sort of just a secondary thing, I'm sure of it. Yeah, I do agree that Windows 7 could very easily get full 11.1 and 11.2, but again, this isn't anything new. You want the "best" version of something, then get the latest software edition, 8.1 being just that. And yes, I think developers will utilize 11.2 more than some of you think, because if it's on the console, and it actually makes a quantifiable difference to use it (and it does), then it will get used...and that will most likely find it on the PC ported side of things also. Time will tell I guess.
     
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    Nope. Installed Mint for a week realized its as user friendly as a colonoscopy and went back to windows. I mean honesty you guys ain't fooling anyone. If DX is no big deal why the 80 something posts of butt hurt raging. This forum has become so predictable. If you guys can't afford Windows 8 that's fine. But don't trash it because you can't afford it. That's very unbecoming of a technology forum member.
     
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    Some own win8 but don't like thr ui so much they don't use it.
    I get what your saying but id rather ms levied better features , content and connect ability then just cut off features from 7 , its the bs strongarming that's unnecessary and annoying, oh and since you don't have a point bar were all dicks stop trollin.
     
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    DirectX 9c is still usable by almost all major releases out there, so can you please tell me why are we bitching about DX11.2?
     
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    Nothing even uses DX11 fully yet, this is meaningless. Show me some games that benefit first and then we can talk about buying POS 8.1
     
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    Good call.
     
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    Good lord, I think we need a............

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    For a few in this thread.

    What I truly don't understand is why people don't use windows 8, and then if they hate the UI so much, use Start8 or Classic Shell? That way you get all the performance enhancements, while staying with your beloved Windows 7 UI. :laugh:

    Unless Windows 8 does not support software you use on a daily basis, or manufacture of a specific hardware or device doesn't have drivers for windows 8, theres not much of a reason to not use Windows 8 with all the options out there to get it to function like Windows 7 in minutes.
     
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    I've been using Win8 since pre-release, and all the performance enhancements aren't noticeable. The only one that might be noticeable would be booting from a HDD, and even then the difference is seconds, and if you are using an SSD the difference it totally unnoticeable. Everything else the difference in performance is totally unnoticeable. So why don't people use Windows 8? Because it really has nothing to offer them, so there is no point in spending the money to move to it from Windows 7. If they already have a Windows 7 license, there really is no point in paying $100 for Windows 8. In fact, I don't understand why people would pay $100+ for Windows 8 when they already have Windows 7. Heck, the money would better be spent on upgrading from an HDD to an SSD.
     
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    Maybe they are not noticeable to you, but Windows 8 Pro on my file server with significantly weaker hardware then my main rig is noticeable faster and more responsive then my main gaming rig with 7 on it.
     
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    Buy it why the hell you need to buy it ?.. They let you try it out so no point in buying it if you did not like it in the 1st place..

    Why the hell would i want to buy some thing that i have to mod to make it look and feel how i want it and clearly the wrong message to give to MS as they got ya money they don't care and why help the sales of some thing that you do not approve of.

    Whats not to get ?..

    Have enough of the government and it's BS( all Americans Insured crap but that's another story which you can truly do shit about ) so one thing for sure i am not going pay some one to make some thing i dislike.
     
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    i own it. my brother owns it. many of my friends own it (the $15 upgrade)


    none of us use it, because the UI is asshat backwards. i got paid to fix a win 8 users printer problems, and windows kept taking me to the metro 'devices' app where printers have NO OPTIONS AT ALL. i had to load the printer settings through fracking IE!


    the OS is decent, but metro totally fecks it over.
     
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    why all the hate over win 8? yes the missing start button was stupid to not include. but there are many free progs. out there that give you the star button back.

    microcenter had full versions for like $20 dollars or so at launch. I bought 2. 1 for my night stand pc and one for the main. main is still on 7 only because I haven't gotten around to reformatting yet. but my secondary has 8 and runs great. just a e8500 dual core @ 4.2ghz 4 gigs of ddr2 and a gtx285, runs flawless. actually if just surfing or watching vids it is just as fast as my sandy rig.

    Stop being all butthurt over Microsoft, they will do what they want regardless. and windows 8 is ok. 8.1 with a stock start button, should be better than 7.
     
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    And when is the last time you reformatted your main gaming rig?;)

    I've found the speed improvements people talk about are more an effect of starting fresh and not really Win8.
     
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    this is why i love putting my non-gaming stuff in a virtual machine, i close the VM and its always got that 'fresh' feel :)
     
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    Which.....are you ready for it? Takes you to the start screen you can't avoid unless you pay extra and/or install Start8/ModernMix or Classic Shell to make it work without that damned Start Screen, which has zero functionality.

    My testing has shown me that it is dumbed down....it's like "MS for Dummies," with your ability to control many things gone. You need the desktop.
     
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    windows+r > "control printers" > enter

    or

    windows + x > p > Printers and devices


    Satisfied W8 user here :D
     
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    so you're saying to use the OS, all new users must memorise keyboard shortcuts to reach them, and the menu labelled 'devices and printers' is what, just to troll people?
     
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