Originally Posted by Rakie
Good point. I could easily see Dx10 being at its infantile steps. But seeing it get flop until it's obsolete via Dx11 would be interesting.
It would be much nicer if windows offered some type of update for xp to include Dx10. I suppose that would be the alternate option most of us would really appreciate.
Well, I highly doubt DX10 will ever be released for XP. I would go as far as saying that it's an impossibility and that it's not even necessary. We've seen with a game like Crysis that we can still squeeze a lot more juice out of DX9. Crysis is apparently so advanced that it brings current systems to their knees. So Crysis graphics could represent mainstream graphics a year or two from now. Also remember that some very visually promising console games like Killzone 2 for PS3 are using DX9 rendering.
Taking this into consideration, as long as hardware gets progressively better, then DX9 will see more visual improvement as time goes on. I believe that DX10 just can't overrun DX9 yet, and might not have the ability to do so for a while.
Anyway, that's my $0.02 on the matter.