Are Geforce 7950s supposed to have DirectX 10? because mine do....

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by DemonAts, Oct 14, 2007.

  1. DemonAts

    DemonAts Guest

    Everywhere I go I keep hearing people say that if you do not have a Geforce
    8800 you will not be able to experience the graphic qualities of DirectX 10.
    Yet I have 2 7950s ussually set to SLI and my dxdiag says that I have DirectX
    10. I can't imagine that they would call DirectX 9.0c DirectX 10 on peoples
    computers. I am also experiencing some weird glitches in computer games that
    are descriped in a few of the hotfixes for DirectX 10 cards yet it says that
    these updates don't apply to me. Has my computer somehow fit through one of
    the cracks and how do I get out because I would take stability and
    performance over graphics quality anyday. The feeling of paying for 7950s and
    then they crash in game is not a very good one.

    System Information
    Time of this report: 10/13/2007, 23:08:08
    Machine name: USER-FA5CAD3A4C
    Operating System: Windows Vistaâ„¢ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6000)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
    System Model: System Product Name
    BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz (2
    CPUs), ~1.9GHz
    Memory: 2046MB RAM
    Page File: 986MB used, 3338MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 10
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 6.00.6000.16386 32bit Unicode
    Display Devices
    Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT
    Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    Chip type: GeForce 7950 GT
    DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0295&SUBSYS_C6353842&REV_A1
    Display Memory: 1272 MB
    Dedicated Memory: 504 MB
    Shared Memory: 767 MB
    Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (75Hz)
    Monitor: Generic PnP Monitor
    Driver Name: nvd3dum.dll,nvwgf2um.dll
    Driver Version: 7.15.0011.6369 (English)
    DDI Version: 9Ex
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 9/11/2007 22:28:00, 4988928 bytes
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    WHQL Date Stamp:
    Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-41D5-11CF-1343-3EE601C2CA35}
    Vendor ID: 0x10DE
    Device ID: 0x0295
    SubSys ID: 0xC6353842
    Revision ID: 0x00A1
    Revision ID: 0x00A1
    DDraw Status: Enabled
    D3D Status: Enabled
    AGP Status: Enabled
    DemonAts, Oct 14, 2007
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  2. You've posted this question everywhere. Please don't multipost. No they do
    Cari \(MS-MVP\), Oct 14, 2007
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  3. Your video card does not support DX10. DXDIAG says you have DX10, because
    you do. It's installed in Vista. However, it supports lower video cards,
    they just won't take advantage of DX10 features. You can install an old TNT
    video card (DX6 I belileve), and it will still show DX10 installed.
    Dustin Harper, Oct 14, 2007
  4. DemonAts

    Andy [YaYa] Guest

    Dude, everyone with Vista has the same thing. DirectX 10, but in order for
    it to work you need hardware to support it. nVidia 8400, 8500, 8600, or 8800
    all have chipsets with DirectX 10 routines. On the ATi side, any card with
    "2x00 HD" in the model number support DirectX 10 calls.

    Your computer does not support DirectX 10, but there's only like 5 or 6
    games out there that have DirectX 10 support, and all of those games also
    have DirectX 9 support.

    In other words, your system is a wonderful DirectX 9 system.

    The crashes you are getting are probably NOT related to DirectX, but you
    didn't mention which game you are having problems with, so at this point
    it's anyones guess as to what problems you are really having.


    Update video drivers
    Update sound drivers
    Update mobo chipset drivers
    Update mobo BIOS (be careful here)
    Run latest Windows Update
    Install DirectX from (will fix any broken
    DirectX files)

    After all that if your game is still crashing, reply here and tell us what
    game you are having problems with.

    Andy [YaYa], Oct 15, 2007
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