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Monday, 12 September 2011 13:19

Qualcomm doesn’t have DirectX 10, 11

Written by Fuad Abazovic

ATI's Adreno didn't develop further
Apple rules the tablet market, or should we call it the iPad market, and the rest of the ARM community are struggling to get some crumbs. It comes down to three other key players Qualcomm with Snapdragon, Texas Instruments with OMAP processors and Nvidia with Tegra.

Qualcomm acquired ATI's mobile phone graphics and renamed it to Adreno, but we are hearing that Adreno is stuck with DirectX 9 and won’t evolve much further as Qualcomm just didn’t continue development and implementation of future API's.  Texas Instruments uses PowerVR graphics that continue to develop towards DirectX 11 and it is quite obvious that Nvidia has a DirectX 11 core for x86 graphics and that it will make a version for its Tegra processors.

Our sources are telling us that gaming is a big thing on iPads and other ARM tablets that leads us to assume that graphics part of the ARM based chips might play a big role in the future of non-Apple tablets.  Qualcomm will have to do some soul searching to try to make up for current lack of DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 mobile graphics, but they are a big player and they can probably fix it within a few generations.

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+16 #1 bro_fist 2011-09-12 13:55
No wonder. ATI/AMD suck on DX11.
-26 #2 evolucion8 2011-09-12 14:25
Quoting bro_fist:
No wonder. ATI/AMD suck on DX11.

At least they don't go boom! MWHAHAHAHAHAhaa aaa..... . . . oh. ;-)

Pathettic that you keep logging on with your several accounts to increase your comment rate, pathettic. :P
+8 #3 FlOw 2011-09-12 15:44
Uh, don't phones/tablets use open gl? If anything they'd have open gl 4.1 support, not dx11(not that they are mutually exclusive).
-7 #4 a1927 2011-09-12 16:01
DX11 isn't doing great even on PC market. There are tons of reasons why developers may not like to put efforts to develop DX11 content for tablets. This is just yet another one. So I wouldn't put too much hopes seeing DX11 games on tablets any time soon.
-9 #5 chyll2 2011-09-12 16:20
What I love about Direct X beyond version 9, is that they are good on paper :D
-29 #6 yourma2000 2011-09-12 17:07
Quoting bro_fist:
No wonder. ATI/AMD suck on DX11.

Your mum sucks harder.
-33 #7 dan 2011-09-12 17:34
Another bullshit story from Fudo putting down Nvidia's competitors. Those competitors that, may I remind everyone, have products that utterly annihilate Nvidia's in every metric.

I guess when you have NOTHING you have to resort to your shills putting out bullshit stories.
+1 #8 eddman 2011-09-12 21:22
Sigh; what's happening to fudzilla's readers? It's really sad.
If you don't like fudzilla then why are you here? Wouldn't it be better to not come here? I do the same about semiaccurate. Charlie was a good writer at theinquirer 7-8 years ago, but now he's just another nvidia hater.
Fuad is also another ex-inquirer writer. Yes, he prefers nvidia but I've never seen him badmouth AMD, unlike charlie.
Old "the inquirer" with old charlie, fuad and theo was a great site. Now it's all gone.

P.S. BTW, as an old theinquirer reader, like the rest, I know why charlie hates nvidia so much but I guess none of you are interested to read it.

EDIT: I guess I was a little harsh at first. I had to edit it.
-2 #9 eddman 2011-09-12 22:36
double post, snip.
+3 #10 yasin 2011-09-13 00:21
Basically what happened is a few guys got really desperate for attention and started trolling on this site. But school has started again, so they'll soon be too busy with homework and that kind of thing.

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