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No DirectX 11.1 for Windows 7?

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. Aquinus

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    Clearly this is another reason to leverage OpenGL 4 as well as subsequent releases.
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    It's interesting that every argument made here has been made before.. With XP and DX10.
     
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    great excuse for ppl to get win8:D
     
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    I think Microsoft said something about WDDM being the reason why XP didn't get DX10, but the partial DX10 XP hack floating about says that might not be entirely true. After that "Internet Explorer is integrated onto Windows so you can't remove it" lie to the EU, I don't really think it's WDDM and Microsoft just wanted yet another way to get people off XP.

    Haven't the next generation of consoles already have their hardware planned out? If not, then I can see MS trying to get DX11.1 on its next console to attempt market adaptation of it. But for the reasons I mentioned in my previous post, I don't think it'd work anyway.
     
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    Like someone else stated 11.1 will be about as "widespread" as 10.1 was. I don't think we'll be missing out on much. I doubt Dev's will be jumping all over an incremental update and will just hold out for DX12.
     
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    Source? I can't find anything in the API documentation that looks really useful
     
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    Who really gives a crap? I mean DX11.1 will have to be on the video card as well right? What I mean is if you have a DX11 card and DX11 OS then getting a OS that has DX11.1 really doesn't mean shit if you have a DX11 card. I do not know and really do not care. Just how many games are out that even use DX11 right now? Hardly enough and buying a video card and OS that has DX11.1 would be just as useless IMHO.
     
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    Yh and how many games will take advantage of that? :)


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    Come on guys, this is just some random employee saying what might happen.

    Until I get concrete evidence this is happening I won't take this thread seriously. I want facts not if, buts, maybe, coulds, shoulds, perhaps..otherwise I'd read Fudzilla. Even if it was three on hypothetical level it wouldn't affect my gaming experience on Win 7 one bit.

    Agreed.

    And not only that you'll lose frame rate enabling the enhanced features for a visual experience you won't notice.
     
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    DX 11.1 will matter if xbox 720 runs it imo, but i doubt it.
     
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    nah, just a gimmick for now. A gimmick M$ use to pull f*ckers in
     
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    This isn't like the move from DX10 from DX9 where MS blocked it on XP. This is only a minor update to DX11. Plus, an employee saying that MS "may" not support 11.1 on Windows 7 is nothing close to being an official statement.
     
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    Fuck MS for keep trying to sell shit like Win8. Hope Valve will finish making their Steambox soon.
     
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    This is all i got for now, heard some other rumors but trying to find proof http://twitter.com/repi/status/114017754201325569 Which seems like a win8 will out perform win7 in games once this can be utilized.
     
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    heh like the 0.1 gonna make difference in anything useful ,it not worth going to win 8 .
     
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    Considering the similarities with the two operating systems, I'm sure someone will release a modded version of 11.1 for Win7

    also... this seems a repeat of DX10 vs 10.1
     
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    It doesn't matter. Most games still support dx9 and they still look awesome. As far as I know right now only Battlefield 3 doesn't support dx9. But we all got dx11 cards nowadays.
     
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    I think very few will move to linux. Those endless distros have a long way of improving usability and getting closer to windows or mac os. The kernel is strong, no doubt there, but the rest is just crap.
     
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    These changes looks significant, but the rest looks rather dull.

     
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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    DirectDraw is used to render the Aero and Metro interfaces. Their design is intrinsic.


    Unless the D3D 11.1 changes are something specific to Metro/Windows Store, I think the update will be retroactive to Vista and 7.


    There's a lot of games that have dropped support for DirectX 9. Dirt: Showdown, F1 2012, Just Cause 2, Medal of Honor: Warfighter, Renegade Ops, to name a few.
     
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    I'm not sure about that. I think Bonkers has a point. Microsoft has done this in the past and it was a push to adopt the new OS. Apple tends to do this as well and it's a method that works pretty well and I think Microsoft knows that.
     
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    It wasn't to push a new OS, it was to remove compatibility bits that were bogging the API down. Remember, Vista/7/8 literally have two versions of DirectX running in parrallel (DirectX Legacy and DirectX 10/10.1/11/11.1). To make DirectX 10 work on XP, they would have had to essentially upgrade the entire OS to be Vista. That's why they didn't, and still don't, have DirectX 10 support on XP. Most developers still elect to support it, however.
     
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    No true windows 7 will get DX11.1
    But not DX12.
     
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    What you mean is, we should use the already open; OpenGL standard, rather than having relinquished control to a corporation in the first place.
     
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