Larrabee doesn't need DirectX

"Larrabee will not support the norm of DirectX."

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Larrabee doesn't need DirectX
 
 
 
If our sources are correct Intel have gone and done a strange thing and decided that Larrabee won't be using Microsoft's universal DirectX. It really does seem like a weird thing to do, but you have to consider how different Larrabee is when compared to other GPUs on the market.
 
It does bring a few problems as Larrabee won't be able to support any game that runs on DirectX and future games will have to be written with Larrabee in mind putting more stress on game developers.
 
 
There is a possibility that Intel has developed it's own API, like Voodoo's Glide, but details are scetchy and we can only speculate on what Intel is trying to do. Common Sense says Intel should stick with the norm and get full OpenGL and DirectX support, but it seems Intel wants to do things there own way, for better or worst.
 
At launch we should expect to see six games developed to take advantage of Larrabees hardware, Intel has yet to reveal any details on what the six titles will consist of. Also seems a little weak that Intel has only managed to raise such little support for the GPU.
 
Are Intel shooting themselves in the foot? Discuss on our Forums.
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14-07-2008, 06:38:29

Jim

Whaaat??? :D

Tell you what, Vista has been having a few spac attacks with me recently. That tweaked nvidia driver (the one of the 280 with cuda for f@H) keeps crashing out and bsoding on crysis... Might have to roll back to an official driver :/ I had a raid error the other day too... Might have to reformat!

Anyway is it all sorted Jim?



Yeah was prolly just having a hissyfit because the 4870 crossfire config was hot enough to burn thru oven gloves

14-07-2008, 06:47:21

Rastalovich
Is it an OEM install ?

15-07-2008, 07:01:58

lamboman
It only happens with boot errors. Completely wrong for that to crop up during Bioshock...

15-07-2008, 15:26:15

Kempez
Weirdness :eek:

I haven't had any BSOD's or RSOD's for that matter since I installed Vista :)

15-07-2008, 16:52:17

Toxcity
lol, it seems the RSOD is a Jim thing. :)

15-07-2008, 20:12:11

Brooksie

Whaaat??? :D

Tell you what, Vista has been having a few spac attacks with me recently. That tweaked nvidia driver (the one of the 280 with cuda for f@H) keeps crashing out and bsoding on crysis... Might have to roll back to an official driver :/ I had a raid error the other day too... Might have to reformat!

Anyway is it all sorted Jim?



Happened to me, I updated to the 280 drivers to F@H for my GPU and every game crashed so I went back to offical and its all fine.

15-07-2008, 20:29:31

Toxcity
Thats really weird, because with my GX2 the 280 drivers improved performance in all 3D apps.
So I am well happy! :)

16-07-2008, 04:36:39

PV5150
afaik RSoD's were specific to the release candidates of Vista only and dropped predominantly for Beta 1. As lamboman said it should only happen with boot errors now.

16-07-2008, 06:07:18

Dav0s
im glad everyone is being so nice to jim, hes sensitive about his colour blindness :p

16-07-2008, 07:01:05

Jim

im glad everyone is being so nice to jim, hes sensitive about his colour blindness :p



Haha maybe it's just that I see red whenever using Vista :p
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