NVIDIA Corporation today announced it developed and licensed enabling 3D features to Microsoft Corp. for their new DirectX 8.0 3D application program interface (API). NVIDIA contributions were in the areas of programmable vertex shaders, programmable pixel shaders, and rect/tri-patch support for high order surfaces. These features allow software content creators to use more elaborate artwork and flexible 3D rendering techniques in their applications and games.
"As a result of these new features, DirectX 8.0 will enable a new level of 3D graphics applications, and new GPUs, including NVIDIA's, bringing new 3D rendering and shading techniques to life," said Chris Jones, vice president of the Windows Client Division at Microsoft. "NVIDIA has been a great help in developing DirectX 8.0 as it is a leader in graphics technology."
DirectX 8.0 is Microsoft's latest and most advanced version of its popular 3D API that enables developers to write software for a wide variety of multimedia hardware including graphics, audio, video, networking, and input devices designed for PCs. NVIDIA and Microsoft worked closely during the development of DirectX 8.0 to jointly promote the API throughout the development community.
"NVIDIA's goal is to advance the state of the art in graphics technology, " said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO for NVIDIA. "DirectX 8.0 will enable stunning experiences on Windows platforms and will quickly become the industry standard for graphics and multimedia applications. Our cooperation with Microsoft will drive rapid adoption of these NVIDIA graphics innovations by making them standard on Microsoft platforms industry-wide."
This agreement is part of a relationship between the two companies, aimed at delivering a lifelike interactive 3D experience. Other activities include co-training of Microsoft DirectX developers, DirectX VA development, and development of two key processors, the Media Communications Processor (MCP) and Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), for Microsoft's highly anticipated Xbox.
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DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by James (not verified) on
This would have to be right the best video card maker aligning with the biggest crappiest OS maker in the world that would be right. Why dosent nVIDIA make its own version of DirectX this would be good as i support nVIDIA all the way.
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by Dan (not verified) on
Oh yeah, I've installed Direct X 8 and I have a nVidia card with the supposedly "designed for DX8" 7.17 driver then my system is screwed up. OpenGL won't even run now.
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by Burni (not verified) on
nVidia should be the only one making a new version of the DirectX 8.0 with 3D "stuff" hehe.. go nVidia! go go go!
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by Ice (not verified) on
I know that nvidia cards rock but their drivers suck.So they did a good job teaming up with Microsoft they are going down
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by Psycho (not verified) on
Why the ******* is everyone partnering up with microsoft? First Bungee and now nVIDIA!!!! Because of XBollOX ive gotta wait another YEAR for HALO - it sux d**k big time :(
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by GhOsT (not verified) on
Why do people always pick on Microsoft?Directx is FREE!, All these winges about microsoft are usualy running windows as an OS, I also love linux as well (I dual boot), but lets face it windows is much better.
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by LongTom (not verified) on
Err, why am I posting a comment?
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by diggy (not verified) on
OpenGL IS THE API !
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by psy18 (not verified) on
The reason, tom... is because you've got nothing else to do.Bored?
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by Army dave (not verified) on
You work for microsoft, don't you, Ghost? (at least linux doesn't crash as much)
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by Cypress (not verified) on
You all better buy nVidia stocks. You gonna be rich in a few months.nVidia is the best gpu pruducer and developer, so why shouldnt they team up with Microsoft, the biggest OS developer?
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by NePe (not verified) on
Voodoo 3 3000 rulez. Old but cheap, fast and never crash!!!!All games work...OPEN GL rulez....Had many problems with Detonator 3 and Gforce 2, soo .....
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by jules (not verified) on
and ere was i expecting some intelligent comments
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by Spass (not verified) on
I sold my V3 3000 and now having Creative GeForce2MX 32M DDR, which is poor in color depth. Very Dissapointing!
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by Dee Jienu (not verified) on
If you still have a Voodoo your pretty much behind times. Newer games will be devlope that will take more advantage of Gforces cards, espically when the Xbox comes out next year. If you want to brag about how great your Voodoo cards is playing old/out dated games than thats fine. I and everyone else will be playing kick *** games that are now available like Scarifice that take advantages of Nvidia GPU for the GForces cards. Sure you can play the game but you missing out on bette graphics and speed. Giants another games comming out in a couple of days.Open up your eyes and see what you are missing. Remember 3DFX quite the Gaming card bussiness. So what does that mean for all you Voodoo owners. Thinks what happen to S3 ??????
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by TheTruthHurts..... (not verified) on
Eveyone braging about 3DFX Voodoo is better than Nvidia Gforces are really stupid. How are going to brag about a company that no longer developing gameing cards huh? Why do you think Microsoft pick Nvidia to design there video card for their X-BOX? How many developers over 150 braging about Nvidia video powers. Check the internet is out there. Now I use to own a Voodoo and it (key words is was) was a good card. But I not going to be ignorant and say they can kick Gforces ***! That a lie and your only going to be laugh at.......
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by The Grim Reaker (not verified) on
Spass, you wont get amazing colour depth out of a CREATIVE card, because Creative are simply over-priced and under qualitity. If you have the chance get a Gilluemot Profit 2 or Profit2 MX. They are much better.NePe, you are retarded. VooDoos are the most over-priced and seriously under-performing peices of crap to roam the planet other than Playstations and PS2s. I thought that idiots like you had all but seized to exist....Rule on Nvidia, its all to go for!
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by Max (not verified) on
Hey, I'm going to try to be objective and share some of my graphic card experiences with you (just to make this conversation seem intelligent ;) For quite some time last year, I was the happy owner of a Voodoo 3 3000. The games played fine, and I thought I had a pretty good FPS... until one day, I saw a friends computer with a GeForce card. I was dumbfounded. He had a system exactly like mine, except for the GeForce card, and that made a lot of difference. His frames were almost twice as fast as mine, and the shading was superb. After some deep, serious thought, I sold my Voodoo card, and bought my current card, a GeForce Annihilator 256 Pro :D! Now I'm happy. It hasn't disappointed me yet, and I don't think it will. Max out.
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by Martin (not verified) on
This realy sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1Direct X 1.0a rules
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by iiuhkih (not verified) on
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by MyRearEndItches (not verified) on
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by DANisAretard (not verified) on
Dan is a ******!!
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by mike (not verified) on
Martin, shut up.
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I'm funking Direct X 8.0...I think they should call it "Funking direct XXX"
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by Rafael (not verified) on
Co to za gowno???Moje voodoo I chodzi lepiej na 166 mmx z direct x 2.0 ni¿ Ge-force II Ultra na Duronie 1GHz z direct x 8.0Nvidia sucks!!!!
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by Bassie!!!!!!!!!!! (not verified) on
YOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!How's life??????Oh righty then!!!!!Bye!Bassie!!!!!!
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by Scream (not verified) on
Do you want to die tonight?
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by PikeMaster (not verified) on
Yeáh it´s sucks.Do you want to buy Settlers 4 for 20£e-mail me
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by ifirt2001 (not verified) on
what are NVIDIA funking think, there are other video cards that can't use the directx 8. I have 3dfx voodoo 5500 and I have the mechwarrior4 game and the directX 8 is funking up my refresh rate to a point where after I play the game I have to restart the system.and my system is 1GZ AMD with 256ramNVIDIA needs to make the directX8 to the point where everyone can use it without problems
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by f**king shit (not verified) on
You are all a f**king asshols, who have no ideas in ther mind!!
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by Mark (not verified) on
Nice to see the art of intelligent conversation is not dead.....If you can't put a point across without swearing every other word, don't bother. Because it just makes you sound like a sad fool.
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by tntuser (not verified) on
Now, the benchmarks must be done in opengl only, as dx8 is nvidia tweaked. Bad for the other chipmakers, they will never win in dx8
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by dj p***s (not verified) on
f**k 3dfx, they are a bunch of freaks and they can´t do anymore progress so Nvidia can and does...clear?
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by Jack (not verified) on
can u show me the freakin illigal dowloading site for directx8.0??? if u showed me microost will be on top.... from bottom...
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by The (not verified) on
yo the f**kin direct x sux no use... throw it into ur m***s p***y **** maker... & hey i have direct xxx2001 u want it email me... look how ur computer works...
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by yo to bill gate... (not verified) on
bill gates stop trying to make ur freaky windows... and if u still make try to sell ur freaky windows is arabia cuz ur windows freez everytime... and yea windows nah now make some doors, bedrooms & toilet... best of luck...f**ker
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DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by toll both willy (not verified) on
"and yea windows nah now make some doors, bedrooms & toilet... best of luck..." Would anybody mind telling me what the hell that means? You people make no f**king sense what the hell is wrong with you!? If youre going to type or post in english bother to learn the language first. (except for mark and tntuser)
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by Shlong (not verified) on
i like to slap my p***s on the wall
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by No (not verified) on
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by SatanB (not verified) on
You guys suck "whats directx", "what does this mean"...retards
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by Motherf**ker (not verified) on
f**kING PEICE OF CRAP!!
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by Aussie (not verified) on
I think its cool when the super heros always save the world. In the end they find out that theres no point in saving the world no more. What am i going on about? oh well....
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by satanb (not verified) on
i'm a geek i know all about computer's and i suck my c**k all night long and direct x rules
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by Yoshukai (not verified) on
Hey, im just wondering, is OpenGL better then Direct3D ?????????
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by Robert Thumpert (not verified) on
I think Direct X really sucks, It crash my system and I had to pay Radio Shack to 200.00 get it fix.I'm Running Cyrix 150Mhz, Win 3.11, 160 hd, 3 1/2 floopy. SVGA 2 VRAm, 6 x CD-ROM. 33.6 modem
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by Slwo (not verified) on
Szczrze mówi¹c chuj mnie to obchodzi,ale jeœli czyta to kooœ z poza POLSKI to niech napisze do mnie.Aktualnie jeste w kraju.>>>>>>>>POLAND IS O.K<<<<<<<<<<<
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by dUSt (not verified) on
i wonder why direct x is existing !!!DX is f**kin' slow and the FPS sux onit !! i just can say one thing:OPENGL RULEZZZZZZZZZ !!!!!!!!!!!
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by Nik (not verified) on
All of you 's SHUT THE f**k UP Creative Geforce DDR PRO rules DX8.0 Rules OPENGL ok hahahahahahah
DirectX 8.0 by NVidia?Submitted by Johny (not verified) on
i love directx 8 make my computer faster well it was already fast being a p4 1.700 lol love my computer
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