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Take a look at this video:

Basically DirectX are some libraries, with already written function that programmers can use to increase the quality or the look of the game.
I guess a lot of change could be seen from Direct X 9 to 10, while 11 brought Tesselation as the biggest improvement.
Ok, I am not going to lie, it looks pretty badass, BUT I don't think it looks 500$ badass. LOL. I can't see enough improvement to upgrade, what I already have IF it can provide a decent framerate playing new games that DON'T require directx11.

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And tesselation does what? It reduces the amount of little triangles that makes up the graphics, making them more smooth and life like?

And if I am satisified with the way games look to me now, withOUT directx11, I am not really going to gain anything except pure "eye candy"? I mean if the gtx580 will provide roughly the same FPS as my gtx295, but with more "eye candy" then that is badass, and I am all for it, but if I have to trade framerate, for "eye candy", I will keep my frame rate.

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Isn't that the point of having big graphics cards anyway?

I'm actually legally blind. And even I can see the differences in DX10 to 11.
Tesselation is a fantastic addition for one. Not to mention better shadows and effects across the board.
Even saw somewhere that DX11 has better performance then DX10 does.

If you're going to be drudging around in WoW forever, then totally. Stick with what you got. The game hardly pushes any envelopes and I don't know what you're expecting from it.

End of the day; it depends what you want.
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If you want to see DX11 in effect download the Heaven Benchmark on your other rig and play with the tess setting and stuff.
Eh, my other rig has a very VERY mediocre card, it would probably catch on fire. LOL

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And tesselation does what? It reduces the amount of little triangles that makes up the graphics, making them more smooth and life like?

And if I am satisified with the way games look to me now, withOUT directx11, I am not really going to gain anything except pure "eye candy"? I mean if the gtx580 will provide roughly the same FPS as my gtx295, but with more "eye candy" then that is badass, and I am all for it, but if I have to trade framerate, for "eye candy", I will keep my frame rate.

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All current titles can be run in DX10 mode as well so enabling DX11 is an option you can use if have a fast enough grafics card.
    
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haha, just postion the camara in one place and change the setting and it should be fine until you move the camara lol.
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Isn't that the point of having big graphics cards anyway?

I'm actually legally blind. And even I can see the differences in DX10 to 11.
Tesselation is a fantastic addition for one. Not to mention better shadows and effects across the board.
Even saw somewhere that DX11 has better performance then DX10 does.

If you're going to be drudging around in WoW forever, then totally. Stick with what you got. The game hardly pushes any envelopes and I don't know what you're expecting from it.

End of the day; it depends what you want.
Well I mean I play WoW, but not like a crazy amount anymore...I played on a laptop with intergrated intel graphics for years...at a max 15fps. So yea, playing now on ultra everything and pulling 250fps in places is quite an upgrade. But, being I was a console gamer, and have since shifted to PC then I would like to take advantage of games I have never played, but after playing at such a low FPS I am spoiled and even with all the fancy new graphics I don't think I could trade 70fps in BC2 for like 50fps. If a 580 or something similar will play all these games at the same framerate then great, I am 100% for upgrade as I love spending money on my pc and this card only cost me 100$. If I am just making **** up and my current card won't be able to handle new games, then I apologize for assuming it will. I mean from everything I have read this is still a very powerful card.

I just don't want to spend 500$ or whatever on a 580 or sli 570's and then be dissapointed...I want a night and day difference.

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haha, just postion the camara in one place and change the setting and it should be fine until you move the camara lol.
I may try that tomorrow and see what happens. Thanks for the advice.

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Well I mean I play WoW, but not like a crazy amount anymore...I played on a laptop with intergrated intel graphics for years...at a max 15fps. So yea, playing now on ultra everything and pulling 250fps in places is quite an upgrade. But, being I was a console gamer, and have since shifted to PC then I would like to take advantage of games I have never played, but after playing at such a low FPS I am spoiled and even with all the fancy new graphics I don't think I could trade 70fps in BC2 for like 50fps. If a 580 or something similar will play all these games at the same framerate then great, I am 100% for upgrade as I love spending money on my pc and this card only cost me 100$. If I am just making **** up and my current card won't be able to handle new games, then I apologize for assuming it will. I mean from everything I have read this is still a very powerful card.

I just don't want to spend 500$ or whatever on a 580 or sli 570's and then be dissapointed...I want a night and day difference.

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You will see a night and day difference in performance, simply because it is a more powerful card with an improved architecture over the GTX 295.
My 295 has finally been retired, and I'm so happy with the 570. Plan on getting another one, infact.

Visually speaking; if you can't notice a difference between the 9, 10 and 11 run-times. Then there is no help for you.

EDIT: BC2 has very limited DX11 features. No tesselation, DoF or anything fancy. It does have improved shadows and from what I have read, DX11 increases performance over DX10.
None of the aforementioned games you have tried have REAL DX11 support.
Upcoming titles are going to be breaking that barrier. Assuming they think we, as PC gamers deserve the time spent on integrating it. Consoles being a long way away from 11 and all.

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If you fine with your card for now you might be better off waiting for keplar.
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You will see a night and day difference in performance, simply because it is a more powerful card with an improved architecture over the GTX 295.
My 295 has finally been retired, and I'm so happy with the 570. Plan on getting another one, infact.

Visually speaking; if you can't notice a difference between the 9, 10 and 11 run-times. Then there is no help for you.
Well I watched a video on youtube, split into 3 screens with DX9,10, and 11. I couldn't tell the difference between them. I even asked my GF to watch with me and she couldn't tell the difference. Maybe I need to look at some more videos.

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