Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-19-2006, 11:51 AM   #1
Daemon Poster
 
mayorredbeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,246
Default DirectX 10

Is directx 10 going to be supported on video cards before the release of vista?

I was just about to order parts for my new build, but then realized how soon directx 10 is.

I want this build to be future proof, but if i dont get a directx 10 card i feel im going to be limiting myself. Do i have to wait for the december release of vista to get a dx10 card, or is their a set date for the release date of directx10 capable cards.
__________________

__________________
Karma/rep is always appreciated
01010010011001010110010001100010011001010110000101 11001001100100
010011110111010101110100

There are only 10 kinds of people in this world. Those who can read binary, and those who can't.
mayorredbeard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2006, 12:22 PM   #2
Baseband Member
 
Advocate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 57
Send a message via MSN to Advocate
Default Re: DirectX 10

If im not mistaken, they might be out right now. And if you get a 512 mb card, im a pretty positive that it will support directX 10 applications.
__________________

Advocate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2006, 12:28 PM   #3
Fully Optimized
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,276
Default Re: DirectX 10

there aren't any dx10 cards out right now, 512 mb doesn't effect anything, if the card doesn't support dx10 you won't be able to play new dx10 games at full settings. for example if you had a 7900gtx right now or a x1900xtx, the fact that they use dx9 would hinder them from giving full performance in dx10 games such as crysis
__________________
| AMD 3800+ X2 Dual Core Processor | ASUS A8N-e nF4 Ultra | Hitachi Deskstar 250gb 3.0 gb/s | 1gb Corsair Value RAM 2x512 | eVGA geforce 6800GS | sound blaster live! 24-bit | NZXT Trinity Classic chassis | OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI PSU |
I was there. In the networking forum for the first time, and it was because.. of 341
kchi55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2006, 12:33 PM   #4
Daemon Poster
 
mayorredbeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,246
Default Re: DirectX 10

i know that, what im mainly interested in is wether or not chipset manufacturers will incorporate directx 10 in their graphics cards before the actual release of vista. I don't want to have to wait till the release of vista in december to start my next build. thats a lotta waitin'
__________________
Karma/rep is always appreciated
01010010011001010110010001100010011001010110000101 11001001100100
010011110111010101110100

There are only 10 kinds of people in this world. Those who can read binary, and those who can't.
mayorredbeard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2006, 12:35 PM   #5
Fully Optimized
 
joe pic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,527
Send a message via AIM to joe pic Send a message via MSN to joe pic Send a message via Yahoo to joe pic
Default Re: DirectX 10

so, get a lower-end or mid-range video card now...and then wait. it'll tie you over until december comes. it's common sence. that's what i'm gonna do
__________________
"I Don't like to repeat successes. I like to move on to other things." - Walt Disney
Proud Chrome OS Pilot Program participant
www.twovisionaries.com
joe pic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2006, 12:36 PM   #6
Fully Optimized
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,276
Default Re: DirectX 10

i don't see why manufacturers would release dx10 cards before the vista release, since none of the current operating systems support dx10 it would be pretty pointless. if you really want to build a new computer, spend your money on a cheap 6600gt now and wait until q1 or whatever until the dx10 cards come out.
__________________
| AMD 3800+ X2 Dual Core Processor | ASUS A8N-e nF4 Ultra | Hitachi Deskstar 250gb 3.0 gb/s | 1gb Corsair Value RAM 2x512 | eVGA geforce 6800GS | sound blaster live! 24-bit | NZXT Trinity Classic chassis | OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI PSU |
I was there. In the networking forum for the first time, and it was because.. of 341
kchi55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2006, 12:37 PM   #7
Baseband Member
 
Advocate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 57
Send a message via MSN to Advocate
Default Re: DirectX 10

Yea. Im building a new computer in like August, so im just gona buy a shitty $80 256 mb video card.
Advocate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2006, 12:38 PM   #8
Daemon Poster
 
mayorredbeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,246
Default Re: DirectX 10

yah but thats anywhere from $100-$200 extra just for a card to hold me over. so im guessing theirs no news of microsofts new graphics api becoming available on the gfx cards before the release of vista
__________________
Karma/rep is always appreciated
01010010011001010110010001100010011001010110000101 11001001100100
010011110111010101110100

There are only 10 kinds of people in this world. Those who can read binary, and those who can't.
mayorredbeard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2006, 12:41 PM   #9
Baseband Member
 
Advocate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 57
Send a message via MSN to Advocate
Default Re: DirectX 10

Yea, but than what can u do about it. Its either wait till Vista releases (and when it does, the video cards that will come out first will suck ass) or get a cheap one to last you for now.
Advocate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2006, 12:42 PM   #10
Fully Optimized
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,276
Default Re: DirectX 10

no there isn't and.. advocate, how good videocards are is not dependent on their memory interface, more so on pipelines and memory type.
__________________

__________________
| AMD 3800+ X2 Dual Core Processor | ASUS A8N-e nF4 Ultra | Hitachi Deskstar 250gb 3.0 gb/s | 1gb Corsair Value RAM 2x512 | eVGA geforce 6800GS | sound blaster live! 24-bit | NZXT Trinity Classic chassis | OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI PSU |
I was there. In the networking forum for the first time, and it was because.. of 341
kchi55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0