MSI 880GMA-E45 and DirectX 11

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by blackranger, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. blackranger

    blackranger MDL Senior Member

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    My motherboard is MSI 880GMA-E45 which has an on-board graphics card, ATI Radeon HD4250.
    After I install the utilities and drivers using the MSI disk provided, I find that in DxDiag.exe my DirectX version is 11, which is the newest. It is mysterious because this motherboard supports DirectX 10.1.
    Perhaps Windows Update updates it? :confused:
     
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  2. alextheg

    alextheg Super Moderator
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    The updated DX either came from MS or ATI through the updates or utilities that you ran. I also have a DX10 mobo but am now updated to DX11........ not gonna complain about that :)
     
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  3. Hazar

    Hazar MDL Guru

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    Windows 7 comes with DirectX 11 so it'll be on there.

    Whether or not your graphics can take advantage of it is a different matter, for example my HD4870X2 only supports DirectX 10.1, but dxdiag says DirectX 11 as it's included in 7 if I installed a DX 11 capable card