Friday, February 19, 2010

Quick Update

DirectX 11
I attended GameFest 2010. I can't say much except that I want to work with DX11 even more than before, if that was possible. As a result, I just bought a Radeon 5450 from newegg. Sure, it is a rather weak card, but it is only $35! Plus, it is much faster than the reference rasterizer and it only consumes 19 watts at full usage!

Here is the card I bought:

It should hold me over until the Nvidia 400 series cards come out in a month or two.

Talk about perfect timing! The latest version of SlimDX was just released today. The D3D11 wrapper should be even more stable than what it already was.

You can download it from here:


Hexadecimal said...

That is a great deal for a DX11 card. Perfect for tinkering!

Anonymous said...

Yea, good catch on that video card! I'm surprised Newegg would deal with you though...