Windows 7 OpenGL 3 & DirectX 11: The War Is Over

Discussion in 'Windows Games' started by cybercore, May 19, 2010.

  1. Highwayman

    Highwayman Extraordinary Member

    Jun 3, 2009
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    While the article is a good read, I have to ask is it still accurate since this was written in 2008
  2. cybercore

    cybercore New Member

    Jul 7, 2009
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    If very shortly, yes it is a good read, and it is accurate for DX11 key aspects.

    I posted this article because I found it rather comprehensive, structured and trustworthy, what tomshardware source is well known for. I accept your note for the date of this article, September 2008, almost 1.5 yrs, but I have also noticed that the majority of DX11 in-depth reviews were written in late 2008 or 2009, they often give credits to each other, and they look almost identical.

    To compare:

    Microsoft Direct3D 11 Tessellation Demo was available as early as in 2008

    Revealing The Power of DirectX 11 written in January 2009

    Inside DirectX 11 was written in January 2010, but it's so short

    The State of DirectX 11 - Image Quality & Performance was written in May 2010, it has a great overview of DX11 games performance, but it doesn't cover theoretical aspects as well as tomshardware's - the purposes of these articles are different.

    How accurate:

    the tomshardware article is accurate for the purpose of explaining key DirectX 11 features. However, some specific latest technical improvements are already being planned:

    New Windows 7 DirectX 11 Resources to Feature Updated Windows Graphics - The next version of the DirectX SDK is planned for mid-2010
  3. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Aug 28, 2007
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    All good stuff... Nice finds Greg. :)

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