Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 17th Aug 2006 19:05 UTC
3D News, GL, DirectX DirectX10 is not just another version of DirectX. This version has been re-built from the ground up to change the way applications think about material management and load balancing between the CPU and GPU. D3D10, as also DirectX10 is called, takes advantage of the improved communication between the CPU and GPU and efficiently manages the data transfer between them. Screenshots included.
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RE[5]: Nice
by mormon on Fri 18th Aug 2006 06:35 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Nice"
mormon
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First version of Direct X was released in 1996, so it was after Windows 95' premiere. It was developed before 96 for sure but it was released after Win95. It wasn't Direct3D till DirectX 3.0. D3D was developed, because Microsoft wanted to add new things to standard and it can't, so like with Java it created new standard. BTW, first OpenGL libraries was introduced in Windows NT.

One more thing, first games (not puzzle or reversi ;) ) for Windows was released by Activision (Pitfall, as I remember).

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