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Old 12-23-2004, 06:11 PM   #1
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DirectX 8 versus DirectX 9 graphics

Before I plunge into buying a new video card, is there a difference in the quality of the graphics between a DirectX 8 card and a DirectX 9 card for BattleFront?

Currently running a Radeon 9000 Pro All in Wonder...thinking about 9600 XT or 9600 All in Wonder

I know the newer cards will help frame rates(its pretty playable now as it is...just interested in the eye candy)

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Old 12-23-2004, 10:57 PM   #2
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I think a radeon 9800 pro is already using the maximum of battlefront. Graphics aren't that high and fps is capped in MP to 20.


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Old 12-24-2004, 12:15 PM   #3
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Thanks but how about quality...for example in Half Life 2, there are different techniques used to draw the objects (bump-mapping, etc) depending on the type of card...is the quality that much better with a DX 9 card?
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Old 04-08-2005, 11:42 AM   #4
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Answer my own question

Upgraded to a BBA 9600 XT AIW and boy everything looks awesome now

Running 1280x1024 with 2x AA(anything more and its unplayable)

The coolest part(s) are

1. Water reflections look so real - its almost breathtaking

2. Shadows

3. Better lighting effects(such as laser blasts and the rays from the sun beaming down)
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