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Old 01-07-2007, 08:34 PM   #11 (permalink)
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the way i understand it is DX10 is a total overhaul of the API and is not compatible, they may have games that can use both but i dont think that you can upgrade the DX version of your card like you could in the past. i may be wrong though.


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Old 01-07-2007, 08:40 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Indeed, the hardware needs to be changed significantly for it to be DX10-compliant. Same with the OS, DX10 will never work on XP, there would need to be a major overhaul of the OS, and its not practical since MS is already working on the new OS.

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Old 01-07-2007, 09:18 PM   #13 (permalink)
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DX10 may look AMAZING..but DX9 doesn't lack too much.

I wonder if DX10 runs better though; because it is NEW architecture...
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yup to run dx10 you will need a dx10 card and vista, and don't say that dx9.0l crap, its just dx9.0c running in vista, also vista drivers suck. and even prison tycoon 2 doesn't run in vista, i know some games do like urban assault, rise of legends, empire earth, empire earth art of conquest, and emperor battle for dune, yeah these are my favorite games
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Old 01-07-2007, 09:39 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Yeah, the DX9 shots certainly look to make the game look impressive, but the DX10 shots are a whole different experience from the looks of it. Totally worth it, IMO.
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Totally worth $450?? lol as of now anyway. There are supposed to be much more affordable dx10 cards available soon. That way more people will be able to afford dx10.

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Old 01-07-2007, 10:46 PM   #17 (permalink)
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If you're spending similar hundreds of dollars on a DX9 videocard, then yes, it IS worth the $450 to get a DX10 videocard.

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