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DIRECT X *.*** WHICH CARD SUPPORTS WHICH X

Discussion in 'QnA (read only)' started by techno_funky, Jan 29, 2004.

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  1. techno_funky

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    DirectX 6: This is the extreme low end. DX6 cards running Half-Life 2 will look a lot like HL. Textures are only 128x128 or 256x256. Everything will look very nasty. TNT2, ATI Rage, S3 Savage, Voodoo3, Matrox G200, motherboard integrated graphics.

    DirectX 7: A DX7 based card is what I consider the actual playable low end for Half-Life 2. You should get 3D sky, some volumetric effects, hardware T&L, 256x256 textures, decals, dynamic shadows, and medium resolution displacement maps. Geforce, GeForce2, Radeon 7000 series, nForce integrated graphics.

    DirectX 8: Things will start to look good on a DX8 based card. 3D sky, volumetric smoke, dynamic refraction, vertex and pixel shaders, bump-mapping, 512x512 textures, high detailed props, full dynamic shadows, fresnel specularity, high resolution displacement maps. GeForce3 ti200-500, GeForce4 ti4200-4800, Radeon 8500-9200, Matrox Parhelia, SiS Xabre.

    DirectX 9: A DX9 card will show Half-Life 2 the way it is supposed to look. All the effects will be fantastic, and you will be the envy of your friends. GeForce FX5200-5950, Radeon 9500-9800XT.


    hope this helps
     
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    Hey techno, nice post man.

    Now, cud u kindly post this at tech-arena too?

    If u dont, i'll do it hehehe :D
     
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    nice post..

    I have a card based on dx 6.
     
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    liar u have onboard gfx, noooo card :D
     
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    Motherboaard integrated gfx???
     
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    Motherboaard integrated gfx = on board gfx
     
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    thats what i have... On board piece of wierd bullshit from "KRYPTON" 4 mb gfx card..
     
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    does your card support opengl, if it does yours is a dx 6 card.
     
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    Hey thanks MASK ill do it if u want
     
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    Yeah, my card duznt support Open Gl.
    thus its a Dx 6 based, piece of shit card.
     
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    Techno, i wud be glad if u did that :D
     
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    thanks for the piece of info
     
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    Cool man.Thanks for the info.Appreciate that :)
    There are people who think DirectX 9 won't install and Direct X 6 cards.Thats not true.Someone explain that too coz I don't have the expertise to answer that. :p
     
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    can some1 tell me what happens when u install a higher version of directX than what ur card was originally meant 2 b compatible with? i mean i hav a geforce3 ti 500 which is a dx8 compatible card. now what happens when i install dx9??
     
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    Short answer: Nothing!
    DirectX is designed to be backward compatiable, so those new features that your card doesn't have support for dont ever get used. But I guess some games insist on particular version of DirectX to be present in your system.
     
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    Nemesis Since ur card doesn't support DirectX 9 u won't be able to enjoy the features supported by a DX9 complaint card, that's all.
     
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    ah ic! thanx 4 da info.
     
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    What's OpenGL support gotta do with ice's on-board graphics adapter being DX6 compliant?
     
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    hehe that was an old post, now he have a new PC ;)
     
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