In 2002 NVIDIA released "Dawn", a high-end DirectX 9 tech demo featuring a beautiful forest fairy that captured the hearts and minds of PC gamers all over the world. That mystical creature looks even more gorgeous ten years later.
As predicted, Crysis 2's Ultra Upgrade hit today, giving PC gamers full DirectX support for the shooter.
Details are basically non-existent, but Crytek has officially announced that there will be a DirectX 11 patch for Crysis 2 to take full advantage of modern PC gaming hardware. [MyCrysis.com] (Thanks, Kyle!)
This is a new demo for 3DMark 11, the latest version of the venerable PC graphics benchmarking tool. It's basically showing what a PC game running DirectX 11 at full settings would look like. In your dreams.
4A Games and THQ would like everyone to know that their upcoming post-apocalyptic shooter Metro 2033 will feature "the most advanced DX11 techniques yet seen" on your PC.
Curious to see which games will support the latest in PC graphics wizardry, DirectX 11? There's no better place to look than this list provided by AMD.
Codemasters trotted out the PC version of Colin McRae: DiRT 2 today at the Windows 7 launch in New York, showing off the snazzy DirectX 11 features the game was delayed for.
DirectX11 hits alongside Windows 7 later this month, and with it will usher in a new generation of pretty, oh so pretty PC games. Yet the first game to support DirectX11 won't be a shooter.
Completely pointless from a consumer standpoint, we know, but then, we also know this kind of stuff is cool regardless; witness one of AMD's new DirectX 11 graphics cards running a game on six monitors.
When Windows Vista shipped, it shipped alongside DirectX 10. DirectX 10 would only run with Vista. It wouldn't run with the faster, more stable, more popular Windows XP. This made those running games on XP unhappy. Well, fast forward a few years, and the next release of a Windows OS - Windows 7 - won't be repeating…