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Is dx10 worth it yet?

Poll Results: Are dx10 GPU's worth it yet?

 
  • 22% (5)
    Yes
  • 45% (10)
    No
  • 31% (7)
    Only the high end cards lie 8800gtx and 2900xt
22 Total Votes  
post #1 of 17
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I know i'm asking for a flame war (sry mods) but is getting a 8800gtx or 2900xt worth the money? Will they be able to play dx10 games smoothly? I have heard conflicting reports and opinions on this subject and wonder what you think..



to me the framrates seem good but these are only ports so..anyone guess for what true dx10 game's framerates will be
    
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post #2 of 17
For now it doesn't look too good

I have the money to buy a 8800 when ever i want. And i am trying so hard not to buy one lol

The truth is it is still too early to tell. I would wait it out
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post #3 of 17
Wait for some true DX10 games and for Vista to have a service pack and then we can flame current dx10 cards.
post #4 of 17
Lost Planet is patched DX10, not native, correct?
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post #6 of 17
OpenGL 3 is going to be much better then DirectX 10. I'm waiting for that.
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post #7 of 17
It's all a difference in whether or not you like one vendor or another. DirectX 10 is still in a somewhat premature phase in it's life. The compression techniques for texture mapping and rendering, as well as modeling, are beyond that of it's junior, but that doesn't stop it from assimilating that and making things look absolutely impressing.

In your photo of the way things should be from anandtech, they left out the HD 2900 XT 1GB model, which I'm sure will be competitive with the GTX or the Ultra, and it seems you may be looking at near the HD 2600 XT or XTX anyways.

It's not for us to say whether or not it's better for you to go out and double your money in something that may be wiped out or rendered obsolete by the end of next year. It's whether or not you can validate that through your bankbook and yourself, knowing the same factors apply without being told.
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post #8 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by mactard View Post
OpenGL 3 is going to be much better then DirectX 10. I'm waiting for that.


Where's the proof? Which game developers are using OpenGL? Is ID the only major one left?
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post #9 of 17
CoH is also a patched DX10.
post #10 of 17
Quote:
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Where's the proof? Which game developers are using OpenGL? Is ID the only major one left?
Epic, id, and any developer who makes games for PlayStation 3 or Nintendo Wii.
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