October 1st, 2008
ATI promotes games using DirectX 10.1
AMD reported three games, which will significantly advantage of the possibilities set of API functions DirectX 10.1.
ATI, one of a long time for AMD, revealed yesterday that the market goes at least 3 games that will substantially use the powers of DirectX version 10.1. Information ATI is very interesting because NVIDIA its time we found that DirectX 10.1, there is no benefit, therefore, do not implement the service API for graphics cards – as a result of the market can not be found GeForce’ów serving DirectX 10.1.
As for the game mentioned by ATI, are developed by Electronic Arts Phenomic Studio Battleforge online game (fantasy strategy), prepared by Sega Stormrise futuristic strategy and also still unfinished game from nhn Games – three-dimensional RPG titled Cloud 9 All of these games have to offer better realism and higher performance just for the features available in DirectX 10.1.
Creators Battleforge argue that compare the game on graphics cards that support and not serving support DirectX 10.1. It turned out that the devices provide support DX10.1 performance by around 30 percent. higher. Sega announced and that, thanks to the creation of DX10.1 games Stormrise is somewhat simpler, and the production itself is as pretty and works faster. What’s more, Stormrise is to operate solely on graphics cards that support DirectX 10.1 or DirectX 10 This means that holders of cards support DX9 will not be able to run this title on machines running Windows XP.
If all of this information is true, ATI may gain some advantage over competitors. Despite this, 3 games to far too little to provide value DX10.1 and make this set of API functions to gain popularity, convincing himself to the group NVIDIA.
Currently, only ATI graphics cards with a series of Radeon HD 3000 and 4000 supports DirectX 10.1. As far as the nVidia GeForce Series 8, 9 and the GTX 200 support only DirectX 10