You DO need a DX10 card to run DX10 games.
If the game is being run in DX9 mode, then it loses all that makes it a DX10 game, and you should not say "I'm running DX10 without eye candy."
DX10 capabilities are far above those of DX9, though its going to be a while before we see them exploited fully. Still, there is much more to DX10 than eye candy, you can look around to find out more.
I'd rather run Crysis with all the publicized DX10 features than the older DX9 capabilities.
Originally posted by P.P. Mguire
MEH. Somebody said 96pipes before and i shouldnt have ****ed my panties.
Didn't you think, "Hmm...96 pipes...likely or not?" That would've saved you from ****ing your panties.