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That's so amazing :D That guy doesn't know what he is talking about. DX10.1 is backward compatible with all existing DX10 hardware.

 

Microsoft's Sam Glassenberg told Next-Gen in a phone interview, "DX10.1 fully supports DX10 hardware. No hardware support is being removed....It's strictly a superset. It's basically an update to DX10 that extends the hardware functionality slightly."

 

He said that the update is similar to what Microsoft did with DX9. "We did make updates to [DX9] that extended the supported feature set.

 

"All the hardware is still supported, all the games still run, all the features are still there, we've just simply extended the feature set and the lifetime of the API," he said.

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That's so amazing :thumbsup_anim: That guy doesn't know what he is talking about. DX10.1 is backward compatible with all existing DX10 hardware.

 

Your shiny new DX10 card will not support DX10.1 features but will run DX10.1, so you WILL need a new GPU for DX10.1 features, just not for DX10.1 itself to run.

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From what I read I believe (from rumors), that the first fully Dx10.1 GPU will be the nVidia G92 series (ie. 9800GTX). However, in terms of performance difference, individuals who have a Dx10 card (ex. 8600GT) will not take a drastic performance hit from the lack of Dx10.1, which was the case from using Dx9 cards to play Dx10 games.

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