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Old 10-02-2006, 10:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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im new, and considering a new video card. I havent read much on dx10, and i was wondering if some1 would clue me in on it. Im not sure if this is in the right section.
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DirectX 10 will be released with Vista.

any games using directx 10 should be able to play in directx 9 mode you will just lose any DX10 features.

The directx 10 graphics cards are out later this year and early next year.
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make sure you pair up your direct x 10 card with a nice c2d setup
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Well many thanks. i was reading up on c2d processors in a magazine, and im not getting a Extreme c2d processor, i plan on a 6400, oc it.
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dont waste your cash on a C2D. X2's will play any game you want without any difference. If you are willing to shell out the money for a c2d, save up and wait for a quadcore.

C2D's are better then x2's and Fx's however for benchmarking. A good setup with an x2 and or FX will have the same performance. IE you dont notice a difference in gameplay. Humans can only proccess so much information.
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the c2d will give an increase in frame rates in games. He also might do more than just gaming so I would go with whats best at the time which in this case is c2d.

Also considering how close the prices are between AMD X2`s and c2d`s Id choose the c2d.
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Well, i know humans cant see high frames per second, therefore we just see smooth gaming. But considering that a E6300 is a cheap processor, and its fast, id rather get that. I dont need quad core anyway. it would be nice tho to have 2 instances of an mmorpg and trading with players.
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Hmm. Two instances of a game running at once ey? This is news to me haha.
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