How long did it take...
I'm not going to lie. I was probaby too young/too uninterested to remember when DX9 came out, and how long it took it to become mainstream.
So judging by how long it took DX9 to actually be the mainstream for pc games, does anyone have any idea on how long it will take DX10 to become mainstream for gaming?
Here's my situation. I to be building my rig by christmas. Because as far as gaming goes, I have nothing to do here at my mom's house due to my current rig. I already have an e6600, and I can order a x1950XTX and NZXT Apollo case now if I want.
I'm kind of scared to order a Nvidia 8800GTS when it comes out because who knows. ATI's product might blow it out of the water.
So what should i do? Get dx9 now, wait a year, then upgrade to Vista and a DX10 card that I know will be worthwhile, or take a huge risk now in getting a 8800, not knowing how much better the ATI r600 will be?
AND, if i bought a x1950XTX, would it last at least a year? Because the only DX10 game I hear about is Crysis, that's it. Thanks.
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