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AMD encourage DirectX 10.1 exclusive gaming

Posted July 1, 2008 by admin in News

If everything comes together for AMD, this means that StarCraft 2, Diablo 3, future World of WarCraft add-ons, and more games from Blizzard will sport DX10.1, something which NVIDIA is unable to handle hardware-wise.

That’s not all though. We recently learned that AMD is looking to team up with more developers, and if there’s one engine that has loved ATI hardware for a long time, it’s the Valve Source engine. ATI is apparently hoping to ensnare Valve as well, and have DX10.1 support with future games like Half-Life 2: Episode 3, Left 4 Dead, Portal 2 and the rest. Knowing how flexible the Source engine is, we wouldn’t be surprised if current games would be patched to further boost performance and additional effects through DX10.1.


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