Originally Posted by kchi55
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.
i figured it might be done to appeal to custom builders such as i who are in this predicament of wanting to build a pc without getting outdated. i would assume directx 10 would run on windows xp just not with the extra features it offers, or so thats what i took out of the articles i read. thusly saving you money on buying two graphics cards. so i figured chipset manufacturers might want to take advantage of this and rush directx 10 gfx cards to consumer availability. ah well, guess ill just go with a cheap pci-e like you guys reccomended.
edit: jeeze you guys respond fast, its monday. dont you have work or school or something? :-P
and thanks for the help kchi55, appreciate the quick response, you probably saved me from wasting $300 on a gfx card now.