View Full Version : Directx 9 vs Directx 8?

09-03-2005, 08:43 AM
Ive just bought silent hunter 3 and have a geforce 4 ti4600 card, the game plays well but the card only supports the graphic effects up to direct 8.

Im soon to be getting a Radeon 9700 pro card, which supports directx 9. Will I notice a difference in the ingame image quality?

09-03-2005, 09:45 AM
Quality maybe, performance no.

The game must use DX9 shaders to see the quality improvment. Mainly to lighting and shadows.

Not sure if SH3 uses them.