Can 24inch imac play directx 10 games

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by macall75, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. macall75 macrumors member

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    Iam thinking of purchasing a new 24inch imac in the new year, can the current 24inch imac with 8800 graphics card play direct x 10 games in windows vista on bootcamp, does anyone have any screenshots of this imac running games in vista like COD 4, bioshock and crysis.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    A quick trip to the video card manufacturer's website will easily answer this question. Yes the 8800M GTS supports DirectX 10. There's not much of a reason to run games in DirectX 10 mode though.
     
  3. macall75 thread starter macrumors member

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    I thought running it in x10 was better graphics, shading, lighting etc looked better in some screens I seen like PS3 and xbox, so if I run a game in boot camp what would be using open cl or directx?
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Stick with DirectX 9 for now.
     
  5. Parsec macrumors member

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    As long as you run it in Windows via BootCamp, it should work fine and work at the same speed as on a comparable native Windows machine. COD 4 is available for OSX btw.
     
  6. CadenZ15 macrumors member

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    DX9 is more usable at this point because it's been pretty much perfected...
    DX10 needs to be optimized with better drivers, because while visuals are slightly upgraded, performance can take a huge hit. :apple:
     

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