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Shader Model tester

kabrutus
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Does any one have a Shader Model tester?  I have a few laptops and i would like to know what Shader they support.
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I'm not aware of a tester. If you have the DirectX SDK there are a number of routines that will calculate what cards are capable of from a programming perspective (see Shadermark as an example http://www.shadermark.com/) . However depending on how many separate makes and models of machine we are talking about it is probably quicker to run dxdiag on a specimen machine from each category to identify the chipset and then do a manual look-up of the card's ability.
Gpu-z will show what shader model the card supports.
http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/
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^ jamietoner thanks - there's a lot of info there but I can't see where the Shader Model is reported - Only Pixel/Vertex ratio
It shows up in the DirectX Support field, for instance my 8800gt's show 10.0/SM4.0(DirectX 10 with shader model 4.0)

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Gotcha! - Good call thanks - that one's going straight into my utilities box :)

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Excellent!!  Thanks!!
You're both welcome.
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