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Can XP64 Pro use a DirectX 11 pci express Video card?

by hayley3 / September 6, 2011 10:15 AM PDT

It seems they all say Directx 11..and I read that XP only supports DirectX 9, so will it work with my Windows XP64 software?

Thanks,
Cheryl

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Well, yes and no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 6, 2011 10:33 AM PDT

Yes, if the card has drivers and no if not.

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In addition to that
by Jimmy Greystone / September 6, 2011 11:11 AM PDT
In reply to: Well, yes and no.

In addition to that, assuming it has XP x64 drivers, then it still won't be able to use the DX11 features supported by the card because you don't have DX11 on your computer. So you will be limited to DX9.

For a program to be able to use DX11, three things are needed: An OS that supports DX11 (which is only Win7 IIRC), a video card that supports DX11 features, and then of course a driver to tie those two together. You have the card, possibly the driver, but not the OS, so you'd be wasting your money buying a DX11 card if there's a DX10 card that's almost as good and quite a bit cheaper.

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Thanks!
by hayley3 / September 6, 2011 11:23 AM PDT
In reply to: In addition to that

Thanks to both of you..as long as it will work..that was my main concern.

Cheryl

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