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DX10?.. Whats the Outlook?

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Okay... time to explain what exactly I mean.

I'm looking to upgrade my graphics card from a 8800GTS 512mb ed. to whatever new cards release in a month or so.

I'm running everything on Windows XP atm, 32bit. I'm wondering what I should do about DX10 and Vista, and If I should upgrade to that as well or is there a better alternative on its way? I have no idea what kind of graphical difference is seen between vista and xp, but I'm also looking to get a really good high contrast 24" montior as well so im really wondering how i can get the "richest" picture and color in my games.

For me, Its not all about benchmarks... It's about playing the newest games with the best look, contrast, richness, and quality.. with high fps. Basically playing them how they were designed to be played.
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The outlook is that its not even utilized all that much and dx11 on is in the near future.
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Thread Starter 
didn't really answer my question...
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DX10 is not the breakthru that M$ needed. Older games dont support it and newer games are supposed to look the about the same with it. I have only seen screen shots of DX9 and DX10 compared and I dont think it is enough to make me spend $100 on Vista.

Just my .02
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If you still have XP, wait a year or so and get Windows 7. Most DX10 games will run in DX9, and can be hacked to their fullest quality under DX9.

A new graphics card will improve graphics quality, but for the time being, you would be better of waiting for Windows 7. XP has life in it yet.
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Sounds good.. thanks for the help!
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