Question - Is DirectX 8.1 H/W + DirectX 9.0 S/W enough?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Pete, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. Pete

    Pete Guest

    Does anyone know whether DirectX 8.1 H/W and Microsoft DirectX 9.0 S/W
    capability is enough to run the basic (not Aero) Vista glass?

    FYI, I ran Vista without Aero and it appeared to be working great except for
    running DVD's in MP11, which were choppy. Everything else is looking good but
    i want to make sure before I decide to keep or sell this notebook.

    My Acer notebook has 512MB of RAM and an SiS M760GX chipset for AMD Turion.
    The chipset description says it is 8.1 hardware compliant and 9.0 software
    compliant. Is 8.1 for hardware enough?

    SiS Mirageâ„¢ Graphic Engine
    Powered by SiS Mirageâ„¢ 2 Graphic Engine. Microsoft DirectX 8.1 H/W and
    Microsoft DirectX 9.0 S/W compliant
    Pete, Jun 22, 2006
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  2. Pete

    Mark Dietz Guest

    Unless there is something new, I only know of Aero Glass, there isn't any
    "basic" glass that isn't Aero. As for 8.1 DX hardware, no, that won't work for
    glass. It needs at least DX9 and Pixel Shader 2
    Mark Dietz, Jun 22, 2006
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  3. Pete

    Barbara Guest

    There are two versions of Aero though, Aero and Aero Glass. The second
    requires more graphics capability than the first.
    Barbara, Jun 24, 2006
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