GeForce 320M + DirectX 10

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  1. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    I'm running Boot Camp for gaming on my 13" Mid 2010 MacBook Pro, and right now I'm running XP because I play some older games and there aren't many new games just yet that don't have XP support. However, I'm wondering if the integrated GeForce 320M supports DirectX 10. If so, it might be worth upgrading to Windows 7 for the boost in graphics performance. Anyone have an answer to this?
     
  2. 3rdi macrumors newbie

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    good question ?

    I'm just about to buy 15" 2.66 and having trouble choosing the screen
     
  3. BlueRevolution thread starter macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    What, do you mean glossy vs. matte/anti-glare? No offense, but what does that have to do with my question?

    Personally, I would never buy a glossy laptop if I had an alternative. Get the anti-glare display.
     
  4. ssn637 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, the GeForce 320M supports DirectX 10
     
  5. Bradan macrumors member

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    But will it run any dx10 games at a playable framerate? No.

    DX10 overrated :/
     
  6. BlueRevolution thread starter macrumors 603

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    It doesn't seem to be having any trouble running Crysis on medium graphics settings with DX9...
     
  7. Bradan macrumors member

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    dx9 is low;med;high
    dx10 is very high

    my point stands

    Oh, and about the OS, I still think XP runs everything slightly better than win7. If you are just using ur windows partition for gaming don't bother dropping the cash.

    Almost no games natively suppourt DX10, most of them just add a few lighting effects or whatever. I know Battlefield BC2 is native DX10... can't think of any others.
     
  8. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

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    Windows 7 has performed better than xp in a variety of gaming benchmarks.
     
  9. Skald macrumors member

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    DirectX not supported?

    I've unsuccessfully tried to install Combat Flight Simulator 3 on my mid-2010 MacBook Pro (13", Nvidia 320M, 256MB, Boot Camp, Windows 7).

    The error message is that the video card will not support DirectX 8.

    Am I missing a way to install this game successfully?
     
  10. strang macrumors member

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    Have you tried newer drivers than the ones that came on your Snow Leopard disc?
     

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