Directx 10

Hello,
Can anyone tell me the benifits of Directx10? I read about it on the net and just downloaded “directx 10 for XP”.
Just to be sure I will not harm my computer, I tried to find some info on the net.
But they don’t say anything about the compatibility or stuff.
Few questions that rais on my part:

  • Does it works OK with programs that require dx9?
  • Does my vid card support it? (7900GT)
  • Does XP have any problem with it?
  • Can I uninstall it if it causes any problems.

Anyone? :doh:

THNX.

Quick Answers:
1 - Yes
2 - Nope
3 - Not being made for XP
4 - ? Probably

Microsoft isn’t making DX10 for XP. There is an open saucer :wink: trying to do it though. So who knows what is going to happen with it.

DX10 is only good for games/ applications that use it. That is it. If something is DX9 then DX10 makes no difference to it. Your gpu must also be DX10 compatible to make use of it too.

You can play the Crysis game now! :bigsmile:

I read about it on the net and just downloaded “directx 10 for XP”.
Don’t. It’s a hacked stupid non-working version.

Does it works OK with programs that require dx9?

Usually directx versions are downwards compatible.

OK guys,
thanks for the info. I won’t be using DX10 I think.

Greetz…