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Old 07-13-2006, 01:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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When will cards have DX10 on them? I am building a rig soon and want to know if i should wait. I dont know that much about DirectX, whats the difference between hardware DX on a vid card and Software DX? For example, if i get a DX9 card what do I do later when DX10 games start comin out? is ther updates that I get for drivers? This is one area Im not real sure of, can someone please explain it without using the word google?
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Cards will have DirectX 10 capabilities when it's actually released. It's just a thought right now...

Wait until late '06.
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OR rather use the nicely built search funtcion and look for a thread w/ many answers to DX10 in them.
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i heard they're doing it when the window vista releases but i could be wrong and i think it wouldn't be out soon because they always push release days on major products.
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DX10 will be out later than Vista and Vista will be out in 2007.
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vista has been pushed back to january now and they're saying it might be out latter than that. so who knows when they'll be out, i think it's a method used by companies to remind people about their products.
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im assuming 3 years before DX10 kicks in to 100% usage [games and programs etc], and even then, there will be patchs for the normal cards of nowdays to work with DX 10... its a software not a hardware.

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It will never be 100% usage.

OpenGL still has 1/3 of the gaming industry.
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Uhh, stop trying to bash me, you know what I ment.

At least 3 years at the VERY LEAST untill it will be used as DX9 is being used nowdays.

And even then, as far as I know, any ati x800 [and above] and nvidia 6600/gt [and above] will get a patch at some point to support DX10... remember its NOT A HARDWARE! JUST A PROGRAM!! hardware CAN be adjusted to work with a certain program, if a patch is released and I believe it will be not much after the release of the DX10 for the 'native' DX 10 cards.

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What?


So you're saying I can just flash my bios or something, and boom my processor will support SSE4 when it comes out?

No, you are incorrect. It's a combination of hardware and software. GPU's need to support DX10 instructions, and firmware updates can't do that.
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