DirectX 11 almost done!


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Vista

They expect it to be released together with SP2 for Vista in late 2008.

DirectX 11 has a new feature called "Ray tracing" to render more realistic 3D graphics.

Raytracing_reflection.png

Three spheres that reflect off the floor and each other.

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McSmiggins

Wait, Ray Tracing's new? :)

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+John Teacake

Where did this come from lol :s Ray Tracing isn't new.

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CY:G

What day is it tomorrow.... oh yeah....

I might be real but there is no way that it is "almost done"...

Hell i can count with one hand the number of games that support DX 10.

And the number of games made exclusively for DX10 = 0 (nil)

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guruparan

hmm..cool...but not sure whether any game will utilise those effects at its max...because dx 9 is still rocking ..and only very few dx10 games have been released as of now...(i think its been more than 1 yr that vista has been released!!)

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Vista
Development is expected to be very short as much of the work had already been done by Intel.
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Prince Charming

Fail. April 1st is tomorrow, and Windows 7 is using DX10.1.

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Jason S.

sounds shady. by late 2008? probably not.

last i read, ray tracing is extremely computationally intensive... makes you wonder how performance will suffer.

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Rigby

Well to be fair it says it's a "new feature", which for DirectX it is. Yeah, it's been around since the 60's though at least. Now if they are smart they'll release DirectX 11 for XP and Vista, but they probably won't.

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The_Decryptor

While I'd love to see ray tracing in normal PC's, It's still too slow.

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Andre S.

Hahaha! DirectX 11 switching to ray tracing! That doesn<t even make any sense, remotely! Obviously an early April's Fool.

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Krome

This is a bad April Fools joke... Really bad one. I don't buy this crap one bit.

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MGS4-SS

OMG Micro$oft outdoing themselves.

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Phalesafe

If Intel did most of the work its only because of Larrabee's insanely multiple x86 core design being used for stuff like this. Perhaps they are extremely serious entering the Discreet GPU market once again.

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SnowRanger13

Pretty sure Direct X 10.1 came out less then 2 months ago and we have very few Direct X 10.1 devices. Direct X 11 is probably a while off.

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BoDEAN

Vista SP2, eh? Interesting.

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Danrarbc

April Fools joke obviously.

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sundayx

This is a weak start for April fools.

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Dotdot

Does it support Sloof Lirpa, the new technology developed in Intels Swedish offices?

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qdave

dx10 was just released and you are talking about dx11 :D it will take years for that :p

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Napalm Frog

I don't know its relation to DX11, but I do know one company (Intel?) was investing in ray technologies. It was interesting, because nVidia thought it was stupid, and that the current methods were fine. I think the interview on this came out like 2-3 weeks ago.

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Unto Darkness

I smell BS!

Gee, I didn't know I smelt that bad...

:spam:

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Neo003

Yeah and I just won a f**king 10 million dollar lotterey. :spam:

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Neil

April's I think Vista SP2 the end of 2008?!

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ANova

Good luck finding hardware that will run ray tracing faster than a slideshow.

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