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    http://kotaku.com/5308322/dirt-2-pc-...for-directx-11

    The PC version of Colin McRae: Dirt 2 is being driven to December in order to make sure the title supports the hardware tessellation, multi-threading and Shader Model 5.0 technology coming in DirectX 11. DirectX 11 already? Most games are still trying to catch up to DirectX 10 support, but Codemasters wants to make sure they deliver the "most realistic, immersive and exhilarating racing experiences in the business", and that means the Games for Windows Live version of Dirt 2 is just going to have to wait a few months. With the console versions still on target for a September release, PC users will have to wait until December before they get a much nicer version of the title, provided they have the hardware to support it, of course.
    Why not simply release the game and patch in DX11 support later? Perhaps Codemasters is taking a cue from the previous generation, where PC developers' promised Direct X 10 patches trickled out far later than originally planned, impressing less people in the process.
    I'm looking forward to the DX10 Vs DX11 comparisons. I predict no difference

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    I definitely think that the games will look better than before, although I don't think that the hit you'll take in upgrading will be worth the bit of change you'll get.

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    Yeah, DX9 was still a better option than DX10 early on before Vista drivers caught up and GPUs with the raw power to take advantage of DX10 showed up.

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    I think it's going to be the same as the transition from DX9 to DX10. Alot of people are going to stay with DX10 until the drivers get more reliable and then we'll have 6 months of good DX11 games and then we're going to be hearing about DX12..

    A vicious circle

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    Should I save my chedda for a DX11 video card?

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    Quote Originally Posted by criss_glitch666 View Post
    Should I save my chedda for a DX11 video card?
    After my 4890 came DOA today I'm going to wait for the 5000 series DX11 cards now.. I'll let the cash stay in my paypal account until then.

    What is it... 6 more weeks?

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    Just release - DX 9 vs. DX 11

    Colin McRae Dirt 2: Engine
    Codemasters delayed the PC version of Colin McRae: Dirt 2 in order to upgrade the Ego Engine of the racing game with DirectX 11 support. The cross platform architecture is capable of all modern rendering tricks but some are only used with DX11. The current API offers Hardware Tessellation which is used for a more detailed audience, tessellated cloth (banners and flags) as well as a more realistic visualization of water with more waves and splashes. Due to the Full Floating Point HDR Illumination (FP16) and High Definition Ambient Occlusion calculated via DirectCompute, Post Effects like Motion blur and filtered Soft Shadows especially the light and shadow effects of Colin McRae: dirt 2 are very realistic. Furthermore Dirt 2 receives a benefit from multi-core CPUs because of the multithreading feature of DirectX 11.

    Colin McRae Dirt 2: DirectX 9 vs. DirectX 11
    In a direct comparison the differences on the audience only become noticeable if you get close and pay attention - some more polygons in the right place make the figures look a little better. The flying flags are "nice to have” while the improved water visualization is really good: The car really ploughs through the water and builds up a little bow wave - additional particles on splashes make the whole scene more realistic. But the biggest difference between DirectX 9 and DirectX 11 is the illumination. Due to HDAO and nice Post Effects the visual appearance of Dirt 2 with DirectX 11 is less "overbright” and smoother. The more realistic look of the DirectX 11 version might convince some players, since there have already been mods for Race Driver Grid that were reducing exactly those warm colors and thus created a more real appearance.
    Full story here(with comparisons) http://www.pcgameshardware.com/aid,6...ared/Practice/

    Dirt 2 DX 9 vs. DX 11 benchmarks:

    http://www.pcgameshardware.com/aid,7...X-11/Practice/

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