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does any one know when they will come out? if they can run DX9 games, and how much they will be? and will they be compatible with my Nforce 4

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The G80 will be out in november IIRC and will be dx10 compatible
DX10 cards will be compatible with dx9 games - but through emulation (the power should make up for it tho)
As for prices - once a few GPU's come out there will be high-end mid-range and budget cards just like there are with dx9 cards
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Originally Posted by rabidgnome229
The G80 will be out in november IIRC and will be dx10 compatible
DX10 cards will be compatible with dx9 games - but through emulation (the power should make up for it tho)
As for prices - once a few GPU's come out there will be high-end mid-range and budget cards just like there are with dx9 cards
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post #4 of 13
I would just tell you to forget about DX10 for now. Wait till a majority of games support them and until they run stable.
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post #5 of 13
I guess I could ask a couple questions too.

How important is it to have DX10? Because I just upgraded, and normally dont get anything new for about a year or two after such a big upgrade.(my rig I have now is the upgrade)

What do you guys think the prices for it will be?
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post #6 of 13
Well I think is pretty important to keep an eye on DX10 im very shure that next year around this time DX9 will almost have died out.

When DX10 is out and running flawlesly it will be as important to have it as it is to have DX9 now. Im not upgrading my X800XT anymore, november will be the release of nvidias first DX10 card. Upgrading to DX9 is a waist of money in my opninion as it will be outdated hopelesly when DX10 is out.
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post #7 of 13
since directX10 will last a good 3-4 years,its good to wait untill 2008 and THEN buy a dx10 card,by then alot of dx10 games will be released,vista will have alot less issues,and they will be just cheaper,and just leaving you with onother good year to collect money for onother upgrade perhaps in 2009 ^^
    
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post #8 of 13
Ya, but will the DX10 games be Windows XP compatible as well?
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post #9 of 13
Dx10 is a Vista only feature. Dx10 is written in such a way that it's not backwards compatible with the previous versions of Dx, that's why it would be pointless to run it on XP, in fact I'm not even sure it's possible. However if I remember correctly XP will have an update on the DX front so that the Dx10 games could be played, it would be a compatibility mode.

Vista while being native Dx10 would have no problem running on Dx9 VID cards, but depending on the version of Dx9 (shader 2.0, 2.1a/b or 3.0) of the VID card, there would be some AERO features that can be activated. If I'm not mistaking Dx9.0c (sm 3.0) would be fully compatible with vista's gfx interface.

Dx10 games that would run on vista can have a comatibility mode for Dx9 VID cards, or even for Dx7 or Dx8. I mean if a game developer decides to make a Dx10 (shader 4.0) game, than he has a choice if he wants to support older VID cards based on older Dx versions (7, 8, 9). For example: Facry works on VID cards that support Dx7, 8, or 9, but Serious Sam2 needs Dx9 or else it wouldn't work.

In the end it all depends on the game developpers if they would support or not the older VID cards. From what I've been reading thow Dx 10 is suppose to bring massive performance improvements and they would also demand much higher computation power. If the Dx9 cards are up to the task of rendering Dx10 games in compatibility mode maybe the game developpers would bother to write a few extra code lines to make the games compatible with the legacy cards, but if there's not enough performance why should hey bother? I guess after the G80 launch we'll know more.
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post #10 of 13
Do not buy DX10 GPU(s) if you already own 7900GT's or GTX cards imo
 
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