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My 7950GT OC is still going strong.
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Steam users typically are a bit behind the curve on gaming hardware, rightly so because a 6600GT still runs a good deal of the games they offer at least decently. There is no reason for most of them to upgrade, especially dedicated CSS and TF2 players.
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Steam users typically are a bit behind the curve on gaming hardware, rightly so because a 6600GT still runs a good deal of the games they offer at least decently. There is no reason for most of them to upgrade, especially dedicated CSS and TF2 players.
Very true. I can play Counter Strike: Source at medium detail with a 9700Pro and Athlon XP 2500. CS 1.6 is basically maxed out at 100FPS with that setup.
    
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That's only steam though, and steam isn't known for having hardware aware users.
    
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its because dx10 isnt optomized and it blows
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so in other words steam has 10% of their games supporting DX 10 or 10% of us users have DX hardware?

DX9 didnt exactly happen over night?
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its because dx10 isnt optomized and it blows
Crysis in DX10 mode =/= An example of DX10.
Gears of War in DX10 mode =/= An example of DX10.

Vantage is a decent example of what DX10 can do, and 3DMark is known for being not too well optimized. On top of that, we all know putting a new DirectX on top of an old DirectX isn't going to perform too well.

"Know your facts."
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i just cant agree with it. I mean if a game was opomized for it , it would be great i guess
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i run CSS at these specs:

Q6600 G0 @ 3.6Ghz
2gb (2x 1gb) DDR2 961 cas4
8800GT at 650 core.
1920 x 1200 (before my monitor exploded)

When i ran the video stress test in game, with no AA and max filtering, i got an average of 274fps. When i run fsp_max 500 i get almost 300 average...

There is no point in getting bleeding edge hardware for valve games, the majority of what steam offers, so this survey doesn't to DX10 any justice...

Maybe if Valve came out with a nice, usable, DX10 update, the whole hardware situation would change, but now, theres no need to change your hardware. People know this and are still running the rig they built for CSS 4 years ago when it came out.
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i wont bother with vista for like another 2-3 yrs.. maybe not even bother with it @ all... dx10 isn't worth the upgrade...
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