DirectX 9.0c

Introduced: 2004-07-26

Description: Update of DirectX adding Vertex and Pixel Shader 3.0 support previously known as DirectX 9.1. Increases the programmability by adding support for larger shader programs and color resolution to 128 bits. Much simplified shader overview:

Vertex Shaders

  • 1.1: Max 128 instructions
  • 2.0: Max 256 instructions
  • 2.0 Ext: Max 256 instructions, loops included
  • 3.0: Min 512 instructions

Pixel Shaders

  • 1.1: 8 instructions
  • 1.2/1.3: 12 instructions
  • 1.4: 14 instructions
  • 2.0: 64 arithmetic, 32 texture
  • 2.0 Ext: 96-512 instructions
  • 3.0: 512-32768 instructions

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Type: Software [Roadmap] [Timeline]

State: Released

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2006-10-24 Update your DirectX 9.0c today: WE HAVE RECEIVED news from several colleagues in the gaming mags that there are some issues with stability in several new and many upcoming titles. The Inquirer [rm]

2006-07-17 DirectX 9 no good for physics on GPU: As DirectX 9 cannot support a lot of objects it is definitely not the perfect answer for running physics on your GPU. The Inquirer [rm]

2006-01-11 New 3D Graphics Card Features in 2006 Tom's Hardware [rm]

2004-09-02 EA denies Shader Model 3.0 games The Inquirer [rm]

2004-08-27 Nvidia gets 13 games to use Shader Model 3.0 The Inquirer [rm]

2004-08-13 Longhorn needs DX 9 card The Inquirer [rm]

2004-07-30 ATI on Shader Model 2.0b The Inquirer [rm]

2004-07-27 DirectX 9.0c Redistributable for Software Developers - Multilingual Microsoft [rm]

2004-07-27 Microsoft DX9C walks out the door The Inquirer [rm]

2004-07-01 ATI R500 - Shader Model 3.0 and Beyond? Xbit Labs [rm]

2004-06-24 Microsoft DX9.0c available. Almost: Hidden inside Service Pack 2 The Inquirer [rm]

2004-05-04 ATI confirms no Shader 3.0 in Radeon X800 The Register [rm]

2004-05-04 NVIDIA First Company to Support Shader Model 3.0, Key Feature of Microsoft DirectX 9.0 Nvidia [rm]

2004-04-23 Nvidia accused of cheating over graphics tech The Inquirer [rm]

2004-04-21 Nvidia 60 series driver schedule revealed The Inquirer [rm]

2004-04-15 NVIDIA GeForce 6-Series to Expose All Capabilities With New DirectX: Pixel Shaders 3.0, Vertex Shaders 3.0 to Be Enabled Later Xbit Labs [rm]

2004-04-14 NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra: The Next Step Forward AnandTech [rm]

2004-04-14 NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra: The Next Step Forward: What's new in DX 9.0c AnandTech [rm]

2004-03-31 Shader Model 3.0 - What's it all about? [rm]

2004-03-20 DirectX 9.0 SDK Update (Summer 2004) Beta 2 Release [rm]

2004-01-31 DirectX 9.0 SDK Update (Summer 2004) Beta 1 Release [rm]

2004-01-30 Next Direct X to be called 9.0c The Inquirer [rm]

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