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Windows 7 might not have DX11 support

DX11 unlikely to be included at launch
By: Sean Kalinich | Software News | Posted: Nov 19, 2008 12:44 pm

With all the complaints and FUD flying about Vista many have seen the announcement of Windows 7 as the saving grace for MS. Despite being based on the Vista SP1 kernel and driver framework many still want to believe this is "Vista Done Right".


But, as with Vista, as the date of launch draws near we hear rumors of features possibly being dropped, the latest seems to be DX 11.


The gang over at have gotten an interview with Ben Basaric, Product Marketing Manager Windows Germany and have asked him some questions about the pending new OS from Redmond including if DX 11 will ship with Windows 7.


Read the full interview here.


Windows 7 Might not have DX 11

PCGH: Will Windows 7 be delivered with DirectX 11?


Ben Basaric: That is to be determined yet. I could speculate, but that wouldn't help you. But I can give a tendency: unlikely.


PCGH: Will Vista drivers work on Windows 7?


Ben Basaric: Our aim is to make any program and driver that worked on Vista compatible to Windows 7. Therefore I can answer this question with Yes. There will always be the one or the other exception, but because of this we had switched the driver model with Vista.


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