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Old 08-18-2006, 09:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm in the process of building a new rig, but i am wondering if it is worth waiting for the release of DirectX 10 to buy a graphics card, and also is it worth the wait for quadcore CPUs to choose a CPU and Motherboard?

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Old 08-18-2006, 09:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The quadcore Conroes are going to be Xtreme editions, so they're going to be very expensive when they come out, also you could just get a geforce 7600gt to use until the Dx10 cards come out.
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How much are the DX10 cards going to be?
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Low end $300 usd, up to $600 usd I guess. Not sure how much they would cost in the EU.
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Ok thanks. I think I'll wait for DX10 before I buy a card. The Vista release is still set for January right?
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It would probably be best to wait for DX10 (scheduled apparently for Jan. '07), though i wouldn't doubt the high end cards of right now (7900GTX, X1900XTX) will get DX10 support via drivers in the future. For the record, i have no idea when these quad-core CPU's are supposed to come out.
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I would wait until DirectX10 is released!!
The QuadCore CPUs are planned for release in first quarter of 2007 from INtel and in middle of 2007 by AMD
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Those quad core cpus r gonna be so expensive, the e6600 version of the kentsfield will probably be around $800-$1200 not worth it one bit in my book. I would just get like a e6600/x2 5000+ and 7600gt/7900gt. That will hold you off until dx10.
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Well, my theory is, that with the release of quad core comes a price drop for dual core. I am in no way interested in buying a quad core CPU just yet
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well then have fun waiting a LONG time.
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