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gmanych 11-28-2006 11:15 PM

Would I need Vista 4 DX10 Games?
 
Would I need Vista 4 DX10 Games?

because I would rather use XP... I dont like Vista

Vybuni 11-28-2006 11:20 PM

Edit: Nevermind

To your question, you would need Vista to play them at their highest capabilities. You should be able to play most of them on DX9, but with limited graphics (which is really the whole point of DX10).

gmanych 11-28-2006 11:21 PM

But if I get a 8800GTX and use it with XP cant I play DX10 games at DX10

Vybuni 11-28-2006 11:28 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by gmanych
But if I get a 8800GTX and use it with XP cant I play DX10 games at DX10
If you get a 8800GTX and use it with XP, you will be stuck with DX9 until Microsoft feels generous and releases a version DX10 for XP (which will never happen). The hardware may be compatible with DX10, but if the software isn't then your SOL.

keyser09 11-28-2006 11:54 PM

Only vista can use dx10 is what hes saying in short lol

TriEclipse 11-29-2006 12:25 AM

And XP will never get DX10 capabilities. It would require changes to the kernel of XP that cannot be simply slapped on. Maybe if they made a whole new OS named Windows XP 2 or Windows XP DX10-edition, but that kind of beats the purpose.

gmanych 11-29-2006 05:16 AM

So Microsoft wont bring out DX10 for XP, Like an upgrade?

b1gapl 11-29-2006 06:33 AM

Probably not. That's the point of making a new windows OS.

RicoDirenzo 11-29-2006 01:48 PM

That would be a very stupid business decision!!! Vista is their latest and greatest. They are not gong to undercut Vista sales doing a retructure of the Hive in XP!!!!! Vista looks nice and has some very intereesting new feature (firewall uploand and download and network stuff) but is a memory hog. I just gone to 2 gigs of DDR2 800 so I'll be okay. The driver issue wiht Vista and DX10 are a big deal as well. I'm sticking with XP and my 7950 for quite awhile!

gmanych 11-29-2006 08:23 PM

Will there be a XP to Vista upgrade?


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