FUD Zilla claims the first DirectX 11 cards will arrive by the end of the year, while the first DX11 games are expected in 2010.
The launch of DirectX 11 hardware will have to depend of the Windows 7 launch, but we hear that Nvidia’s second generation 40nm card and chip that some call GT300, which again is a 40nm chip, will come with DirectX 11 support.
The games, as we said before, are expected in 2010, and we expect at least some Xmas 2010 games worth buying to be DirectX 11 titles. The recession is going to hit computer graphics guys massively, but in such times innovation might drive more sales, so the new chip breakthrough will continue and DirectX 11 is the next major one.
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Re: DirectX 11 cards slated for late 2009? by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 13 2009 @ 06:42:47 CET
I think that's what Nvidia would have you believe, that the race will head to the "end" of 2009. But I think ATI might have an ace up it's sleeve. ATI has already done 10.1. So what now? ATI has stated openly they are "working closely" with MS to make DX11 a hardware reality. And we know that MS is rushing to get Win7 and thus DX11 as well out the door in finished shape.
You think DX11 cards are going to come AFTER Win7? I think that if you think that, you are underestimating the course of events...
If Nvidia waits till Christmas, they'll likely be the last ones to the party. And after all the benefits they got from the 8xxx series and being first to the DX10 party, you'd think they'd want that again.