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just wondering whether the 8 series be able to handle to second generation of unified shader , cause, from wikipedia it says that the 9 series will handle dx10.1 does anyone know. will it be able to support other things.
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well, an obvious point, the 9xxx series will be much better than the 8 series, and will have many new features not capable by previous gen cards. That's usually why they move up a series, because so many new features have now become incorporated that it warrents a new product line or series.
     
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man.... waitin for the price drops of the 8 series, and now i'm gonna have to buy an expensive 9 series....
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bloody hell 8xxx series is only 1.5 years old and already getting phased, out,
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so would it handle 10.1 or what or not enough information is been disclosed.
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i wouldnt worry about it mate, when they come out prices will be sky high. A 8800gtx will last you a while i think.
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I don't know, but my guess is the 8 series can't, 9 series can. Kinda like the 6xxx series can't do SM3, but the 7xxx can. I'm more of an ATI guy myself. And the 9XXX cards won't be here for at least a bit, hopefully not anyway for ATI's sake...
     
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Just think of Nvidia as they have worked by their past. The 6800=8800 the 6600= 8600,they will get phased out just like the 7 series did to teh 6 series, The only difference being that the 8 series does have full support of ALL DX10 applicatinons. But in reference towards future shader models who knows,the 6800 could do sm.3.0,maybe the 8 series can do 5.0 but i doubt it.
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I don't know, but my guess is the 8 series can't, 9 series can. Kinda like the 6xxx series can't do SM3, but the 7xxx can. I'm more of an ATI guy myself. And the 9XXX cards won't be here for at least a bit, hopefully not anyway for ATI's sake...
Nvidia 6 series did do SM3. It was ATI's X series that did not do SM3.
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yeah, the x series sure does do SM3, and are you 100% sure about the 6 series doing SM3?
     
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