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OK I'll admit it, I bought into the hype. I fell for all the empty promises about Vista and DX10. I saw all the videos on youtube.com showing Crysis in all its glory and all the videos comparing DX9 to DX10 and how DX10 is supposed to be so much better, faster and prettier.

Man do I feel stupid! What a crock! And to be fair I was one of those people still defending DX10 when it first came out and people starting bashing it. I said, give it time, developers need time to work out the kinks. Well I just picked up a copy of Assassin's Creed, which is available in DX9 and DX10, and that game was the last nail in the coffin for DX10 as far as I'm concerned. Like most other games, the DX9 version runs much better and looks exactly the same. There is still so much that can be done with DX9, I mean look at Crysis for God sake. When you enable Very High settings in Crysis in DX9 mode, WOW! It looks just as good as DX10.

So what makes DX10 so great? Answer, Nothing. Its just another disaster in a long line of distasters brought to you by your good friends in Redmond, Washington.

...and thats what really grinds my gears.
Edited by Spitphire - 5/12/08 at 12:19am
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I thought creed was supposed to look no better in DX10 but run smoother?
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ive been waiting all this time to be persuaded to buy into DX10 with my limited budget and ive yet to be convinced.
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I thought creed was supposed to look no better in DX10 but run smoother?
Not for me it doesn't. DX10 is slow and choppy, DX9...nice and smooth.
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ive been waiting all this time to be persuaded to buy into DX10 with my limited budget and ive yet to be convinced.
I wouldn't hold off buying into the DX10 cards. The hardware is outstanding! The 8800 and 9800 by nVidia are incredible, and cheap. But moving onto Vista isn't worth it at this point. You might be better off waiting till Windows 7.
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I wouldn't hold off buying into the DX10 cards. The hardware is outstanding! The 8800 and 9800 by nVidia are incredible, and cheap. But moving onto Vista isn't worth it at this point. You might be better off waiting till Windows 7.
Moving on to Vista purely for DX10 isn't worth it, no, but Vista is a much better all-round OS than XP is.

And I gain about 5 FPS by running AC in DX10 vs DX9.
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WOW. DX10 was one of the few reasons I was looking into Vista. I think that in a few months when DX10 has had some kinks worked out and games are better designed for I think there will be a difference. Until then I'll stick to XP and OS X 10.5.

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Moving on to Vista purely for DX10 isn't worth it, no, but Vista is a much better all-round OS than XP is.

And I gain about 5 FPS by running AC in DX10 vs DX9.
Really? Interesting. What gfx settings do you have the game at?

I know there were claims in magazines that it does run better in DX10, but I haven't seen that personally.
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Wait...Spitphire.

You said Very High is playable in DX9.

Does that mean it looks better than High in DX10?

If so, all i have to say is '***!?'
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