Are Ti4400 cards DirectX 8.1 compatible?

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  1. Ted Lee

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    hey all -
    i just read in the latest PC World article about graphics boards that the ti4400 series cards are not directx 8.1 compatible?
    i thought they were. i currently have the msi ti4400 card and i could have sworn i was running 8.1 (thought i upgraded the driver somewhere).
    anyway, i'm not even sure where to check (running xp).
    so, does anyone know the scoop? i'll be minutely irked if my brand new 200 dollar video card is already obsolete! [​IMG]
    thx,
    ted
     
  2. John_Berger

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    It is possible that they're being very granular in their statements? It might be that it won't work with 8.1, but it works fine with 8.1a and 8.1b.
    I'm just grasping at straws, mind you, but it seems to me that any video card maker that doesn't make themselves compatible with DirectX in today's Windows-dominated market either is (A) gunning for the OpenGL-based market or (B) doesn't have a clue. [​IMG]
     
  3. Ted Lee

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    that's pretty much what i was thinking john.
    i'm gonna have to go home and goof around and see which version i'm using. i'd bet someone's paycheck it's 8.1 [​IMG]
     
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    Perhaps they just mean the card doesn't support all the features of that version of DirectX?
     
  5. Ted Lee

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    hmm...dunno. here's the link to the article which is on their website:
    http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/artic...72,pg,2,00.asp
    the quote in question is near the bottom of the the second paragraph:
     
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    Hi you can do a search (directx) or look in your hard drive program files, itll say directx just click it on then youll see setup click that and all the info is on that screen.
    From what I read in the article your card Doesnt support 8.1 [​IMG]
     
  7. Ted Lee

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    thanks for the tip gerald - a friend here at work mentioned the same tip.
     
  8. Jason Harbaugh

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    Got a TI 4400, running DX 8.1 and have no problems.

    Also according to Nvidias website the ti series support shows this:
     
  9. Ted Lee

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  10. Gary King

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    The GeForce4 Ti GPU (NV25) supports DirectX 8.1.

    It does not support some of the optional features of DX8.1 (PS 1.4 and high order surfaces), but all required features, and PS1.0-1.3 are fully supported.

    Most people don't realize that you needn't support every feature in DirectX to be DirectX n.n compatible. There are quite a few features in DirectX that no hardware supports, and several features that NV25 supports and R200 (Radeon 8500) does not.
     
  11. Iain Lambert

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    This sounds like they are misinterpreting the fact that there are features in 8.1 that the GeForce4 doesn't do in hardware - hardly surprising, as the step from 8.0 (designed with the new GeForce3 and 4 features in mind) to 8.1 was to also support the ATI Radeon way of doing vertex shaders. It doesn't mean that you'll be unable to run 8.1 software.
     

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