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This might have already been asked and answered, but I'm thinking of buying an 8800 GTS this week except I run windows XP and i know the 8 series were made for vista. Would the 8800 work on XP even though DX10 is incompatable with it? Also if it does how well would it work and will it be worth it?
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post #2 of 14
Yupp it 8800 will work on XP. But DX 10 games will not work with XP.
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Good to hear, so will performance be reduced though without DX10?
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post #4 of 14
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Good to hear, so will performance be reduced though without DX10?
DX10 performance will be less because the DX10 version of games have more eye candy, better lighting, and better shadows.

True DX10 is MUCH more efficient than DX9, and the games will have better graphics in DX10 because it cannot be done with DX9. This hasn't really been shown yet because the current DX10 games are "patched" and are not true DX10.

Technically if you put the same DX10 and DX9 game side by side with the exact same settings and features the DX10 *SHOULD* score higher frames because it is much more effecient, however thats not the case with the patched DX10 games that are offered right now.
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So from what youve said there then that would mean i would be better off to buy vista also because of dx10 effiency
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Heck no there is all kinds of trouble with 8800's in Vista. Stick to XP if you get the 8800, trust me you'll be lots better off. All of the DX10 games coming out soon will work with DX9 in XP. You don't miss too much besides a few lighting effects.
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post #7 of 14
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So from what youve said there then that would mean i would be better off to buy vista also because of dx10 effiency
Right now, no because everything DX10 sucks because its all patched.

When crysis comes out maybe.. But honestly I don't think a 8600 will perform well in DX10 mode even with "true dx10". In your case I would stick to XP.

I'm on XP right now and I have vista.
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I think the 8800 will do good in DX10 but i dont think that the 8600 will do good in dx10,but it runs Dx9 games good though.Even though i bought i 8600 im not using it for dx10 im just keeping it until the next gen cards come out then ill buy like the G92,9800 Series.
 
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I think the 8800 will do good in DX10 but i dont think that the 8600 will do good in dx10,but it runs Dx9 games good though.Even though i bought i 8600 im not using it for dx10 im just keeping it until the next gen cards come out then ill buy like the G92,9800 Series.
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DX10 performance will be less because the DX10 version of games have more eye candy, better lighting, and better shadows.

True DX10 is MUCH more efficient than DX9, and the games will have better graphics in DX10 because it cannot be done with DX9. This hasn't really been shown yet because the current DX10 games are "patched" and are not true DX10.

Technically if you put the same DX10 and DX9 game side by side with the exact same settings and features the DX10 *SHOULD* score higher frames because it is much more effecient, however thats not the case with the patched DX10 games that are offered right now.
This is right on the money (no pun intended, lol).

The efficiency in DX10 coding is supposed to be superior, resulting in better performance and graphics.

I only hope the statements about DX10 performance hold up when we see games (like Crysis) come out.
    
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