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Old 08-15-2007, 02:24 AM   #1
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Is it really worth it to buy a DX10 card now?

I'm considering the HD2900XT.

I heard something about DX10.1 and it not being compatable with current DX10 cards, is this true?
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Old 08-15-2007, 05:48 AM   #2
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Yes, that is true, but as people have told me, games that use that technology won't be out for a few years.
That said, I'd rather wait. Were always going to be behind the times in some way though...

Personally, I'd really give the ATI X1950 PRO a look. It'll survive the last set of Direct X 9 games, and will be able to play them at high settings.
Its faster than the Direct X 10 card, the 8600GTS at Direct X 9 games for instance!
Plus, its rather cheapish.

Its up to you though. I don't know how much Direct X 10.1 is going to add.
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Old 08-15-2007, 10:14 PM   #3
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So DX10.1 will not work with current DX10 cards?

DX10 cards will be able to play DX10.0 games just not all the features and such right?
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Old 08-15-2007, 10:26 PM   #4
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I heard something along those lines about DX10.1, but I don't believe it. They said that about DX10 and how it is going to be required and everything.

As for your second statement, I am pretty sure DX10 cards can play DX10 games... ?
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Old 08-15-2007, 11:44 PM   #5
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someone please explain this to me seeing as how my gpu is DirectX10
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Old 08-15-2007, 11:55 PM   #6
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My real question is should I buy a DX10 card now that I like or should I wait a few months as something far superior is coming out?
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The "far supirour" thing won't even be utilized for at least a year. DX 10 has been out (with vista) for seven months and we have yet to see a big release of a DX 10 game.

If your going to get a DX 10 card though, the 8800s perform better in most tests. I would look into them.
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the current lineup is compatible with 10.0 ONLY not 10.1
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Old 08-16-2007, 01:18 AM   #9
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so i should wait for 10.1? is it coming out soon?
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Old 08-16-2007, 01:20 AM   #10
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10.1 is not going to make a huge difference at all. I also don't think that current DX10 GPUs won't support DX10.1.

I mean, DX9 cards run DX10 apps fine. And the jump from 10 to 10.1 is not going to be big at all.
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