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Old 02-09-04, 06:52 PM
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Which older (GeForce and up) NVidia cards are DirectX 9 compliant?

Since Everquest is going DirectX 9 - need to know if I can still run it with older NVidia Cards - GeForce 2 and GeForce 3 - any help appreciated thanks.
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Old 02-09-04, 08:34 PM
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You should have no problem running Everquest with a GeForce2 or GeForce3, even if (when?) Everquest moves to some DX9-specific features. Properly written apps all have fallback methods to render objects if the proper hardware isn't present.

If they do move towards DX9 stuff, the game won't look as good on those older cards, but the app should still run.
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Old 02-09-04, 08:45 PM
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GeForce FX line is DX9
GeForce 3/4 is DX8
GeForce 1/2 is DX7

But yeah, you'll probably have no problems running the game. Just no fancy effects.
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Old 02-11-04, 10:47 AM
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Great - thanks for the help...

In a related question - what about Intel's Extreme (On-Board) Graphics?
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Old 02-11-04, 02:59 PM
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Originally posted by stingo
Great - thanks for the help...

In a related question - what about Intel's Extreme (On-Board) Graphics?
There's nothing Extreme about the Intel graphics. It is definately not a gaming chipset. Its DirectX compatibility level is irrelevant.
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Old 02-11-04, 03:17 PM
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But nonetheless, it seems to be on par with the original GeForce based on which benchmark features it supports.
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Old 02-18-04, 10:22 AM
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actually i think some of the geforce 4 mx440s are dx9 compliant. i remember buying one couple months ago (i subsequently sold it off to buy an ati9800)
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Old 02-18-04, 10:56 AM
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Nope. GeForce 4 MX's are basically GeForce 2's. All these cards will run DX9 games just fine, they just don't support all the features.
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Old 02-18-04, 11:59 PM
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Yea you should be able to play Everquest even though your video card is not able to play DX9 games. Everquest should kick you down a notch.

For example Max Payne 2 is DX9. If you don't have a vid card that is capable of showing off DX9 you just miss out on the mirrors, reflections on the water, etc. but you still can play the game on a non-DX9 video card...
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Old 02-19-04, 12:59 AM
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None of those games are DX9. Max Payne 2 is DX8 as is Everquest. They require you to install the dX9 runtime as do a lot of games, but the actual game engines are using dx7/8 level tech. As long as you have the dx9 runtime installed youre video card will run those games perfectly fine.

Tomb Raider AOD is the only True DX9 game out that I know of. Halo has some dX9 shaders but its mostly dX8.

Not to mention that nVidias FX series isnt even DX9 compliant anyway but thats a whole other argument.
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