Originally Posted by Higgins
Wait cant you run older generation games in dx9? (Command & Conquer Tiberian Sun/Red Alert 2) That would be dumb if everyone who wanted vista and/or the new DX10 had to buy new GFX cards and new copies of games, because no one would do it who wasnt making boat loads of money.
Guys, the 7900s arnt going to be the new overlord GFX card. nVidia is probebly developing Geforce 8 series cards, which will have like a 32 pipeline Core, 512-bit 1GB RAM, and blazing fast clock speeds, WHICH WILL OWN THE ATI COMPITION CARDS.
Dell's new XPS Renagade Computer has QUAD SLI, which has 2GB of Vid Memory!! We know what nVidia can do, They are just developing a new generation of Geforce cards.
Just watch, when Vista comes out, nVidia & ATI will unveil their new GFX cards for the new OS, which will blow our minds when we see the specs.
Like the number and performance difference between the 6800GT and 7800GT, do you seriously think there will be a huge difference in one of the numbers in the name???
Whoopdy freaking do on 2GB, but that person that jsut spend nearly $10K on that will have to dump it if they want Vista and DX10.
nVidia and Ati have probably been working on DX10 cards for some time now becasuse it is new tech and they do need to get the bugs out of it. Game developers are working on them as well. It's takes a little more than a couple months to bring out a new product. R&D can take years to complete. DX10 cards are out there but in the labs.
I have a feeling that ATI will be doing much better in the years to come by nailing a good one on the 1900 series and honestly can compete with nVidia which makes for great cards.