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Is it worth waiting for DirectX 10 to come out or should I just get a video card now?
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Is it worth waiting for DirectX 10 to come out or should I just get a video card now?
What motherboard do you have? Is it AGP or PCI-e?
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Depends how you game. If i where to be brutally honest I would wait however if you have a poor G-card at the moment perhaps do a small cheap upgrade to carry you over to DX10
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What motherboard do you have? Is it AGP or PCI-e?
Right now--AGP (FX5200)
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well i doubt there will be any agp dx10 compatible cards, new dx api might aswell be with the new technology
    
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There won't be any AGP DX10 cards, most likely. You would need a new motherboard, and probably CPU. If I were you, I'd make an upgrade to a decent AGP card, like the 7600GS, and then save up for a complete rig overhaul.
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I'd recommend the new 7600's coming out for AGP or an X1650Pro or X850Pro

The 850Pro has raw power but no HDR or SM3.0, still a great card.

Otherwise I'd go with the X1650Pro
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If I were to get this now http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813123257
will it work with DX10 cards?
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yep
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by squwish
If I were to get this now http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813123257
will it work with DX10 cards?
Should do.

The prerequisites for DX10 are PCI-e and Vista.
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