Windows Vista had been loved due to its excellent real-time graphics. But have you ever thought about what makes those graphics real? Thanks to DirectX 10, which is making these ultra-high real-time graphics real. Before I dig into Directx 10, let us learn a little about it.
What is Directx?
Directx is the core that makes the games work. All the graphics designs, which you can’t imagine in real-time, are possible due to it. When Microsoft launched its operating system in 95, it was unfriendly due to internal restrictions on hardware like audio devices, video cards, and other peripherals. Thus DirectX made a set of API or functions that can be used in windows. The main advantage was taken by games which had much more freedom.
How does DX10 make it so real?
- In the real world, every point is unique. Even 2 points on your face are not similar. When Dx started initially, it was restricted to several unique objects shown in Scene due to restrictions on the hardware and development part. But with DX10, you can show hundreds of unique objects. If you have to show 100 flowers in a field, you need not create one and copy it to 100 but create 100 different ones. That makes it more real.
- Displacement Mappings are another technique that makes Humans showing in most hi-fi video games so real. With more details and textures, you have much more real the image will look.DX10 has something called geometry shaders. Adding more “triangles” to a particular point makes them real.
Now think of those graphics u see on your Vista desktop. That’s what DX10 is making happen.
Comparison of DX 9.0 and DX 10
Let’s take a look at the images below, and You will need no words to say how much they differ:
Above: Image Generated By DX9
Above: Image Generated By DX10
Can DirectX 10 make my CPU slow and the system crash?
It can if you don’t have a separate Graphics card. The game had gone when the CPU had to do all the work. If you have a separate graphics card, DX10 will transfer the load onto it while your CPU can still do other things like downloading email, checking, and browsing.
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So what does all that mean?
Overall as the end-user, you might be more concerned about your system performance. Thus u want to play hi-fi games without ur system crashing down or getting ur screen blank. Considering the benefits of DX10 with Windows Vista, you might be compelled to upgrade seeing these advantages, especially as a gamer u will.