question about pixel shader 3.0 vs. 2.0
About hmm.. maybe a year and a half ago I bought my radeon x700. I recently bought the game splinter cell: double agent. This game requires pixel shader 3.0 and my current graphics card only has 2.0.
What I am wondering is, is this the only game out right now that uses pixel shader 3.0? And I have done a little research on the matter, and I've seen that graphics cards with DX10 and pixel shader 4.0 our coming out some time soon. Should I just wait for those cards or buy one right now? And, if you think I should buy one right now, what card with pixel shader 3.0 would you recommend? By the way, I want to spend no more then a little over 100$ on this new card if that helps at all.
Also, if theres a way to somehow play the game without getting a new graphics card, is there a way? Just thought it was worth asking, lol.