DirectX 8.1 compliant video card/driver...?

Discussion in 'Video Cards and Graphics' started by Cerb, Jun 5, 2002.

  1. Cerb

    Cerb Elite Member

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    OK, a friend of mine just got a new game, which has a requiremnt of DX8.1 compliant video card and DX8.1 video driver.
    Now, his crapola onboard video clearly isn't, but how do I check to see what would be to try to find him the cheapest piece of hardware that would work for this?
     
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  3. Angus

    Angus Member

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    it means the video card will work under dx8.1
    all current Geforece and Radeon series re working under dx8.1

     
  4. AnAndAustin

    AnAndAustin Platinum Member

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    ;) All gfx cards made in the last few years (any GeForce or Radeon certainly) 'should' be DirectX8.1 compatible. It's just that the Radeon8500's, GF3's, GF4TI's & Xabre gfx cards have hardware support for the DX8 enhanced functions like pixel and vertex shaders.

    :D Obviously be sure to install DirectX8.1 to your OS, check for the latest BIOS and driver for your gfx card and you should be fine.