DirectX 10 for Windows Vista only

Posted on Friday, Jun 16 2006 @ 21:36 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Inq got word from Microsoft that DirectX 10 will be exclusively available for Windows Vista.
The current driver model on the Windows XP is the limitation. One of the key points of Direct X 10 is to be the ability to have more independent objects and the current driver model on Windows XP simply won't be able to deal with it.

Direct X 10 hardware will of course run Direct X 9 games and it is also supposed to do so fast.

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