A-Tek Radeon 9000 pro 128mb

  Smiler 14:56 06 Sep 2003

I have the above card in my computer, can anyone tell me if I can install directx 9. The A-Tek site says the card is directx 8 compatable. I've tried contacting them but get no response.

  Jester2K II 14:57 06 Sep 2003

Well you can but it'll probably make no difference if its a DX 8 card.

You'd need a DX 9 card to take advantage of the additional content.

  hugh-265156 14:59 06 Sep 2003

direct x 9 will work ok with your card even though the card will not support all the features,some new games will still require it.

  Jester2K II 15:02 06 Sep 2003

huggyg71 - i understand what you are saying but if the card doesn't support DX9 how can a game still require it? The game can't utilise the DX9 extras as the card can't either...

  Smiler 15:02 06 Sep 2003

Thanks Jester2K II & huggy71 for such a speedy reply. My main concern was that the card might not work at all if I did install it. Reason I ask is because Nero Vision Express tells me I need directx 9 to install.

  hugh-265156 15:07 06 Sep 2003

i dont know the answer Jester2K II,all i know is i have a raddy 9000 and to play gtavc colin macrae3 and freelancer i needed dx9 installed even though my card is only 8.1.

  Jester2K II 15:08 06 Sep 2003

Fair do's

  Smiler 15:25 06 Sep 2003

Tick resolved and thanks again

  The Sack 15:38 06 Sep 2003

I had to install DX9 (using a GF4 ti-4200) to play colin mcrae 3 also.

  Cybermaxx 16:12 06 Sep 2003

I had to install DX9 when I installed the demo. of Splinter Cell, even though my 9000LE cannot use the DX9 graphical enhancements. It doesn't make any difference, because DX9 includes everything that was in DX8. It's just an expanded and enhanced version of DX8.

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