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There are troubled times ahead. Through one bold move, Microsoft has decided that it will not support, the already too “old†DirectX 9, not to mention DirectX 8 or any of the previous versions. But... it appears to be some logic hidden somewhere.


The new DirectX will not be named Windows Graphic Foundation (WGF) as it was planned and will remain at the old name, as in DirectX 10. It will be released with their brand new operating system Vista. This news API will be composed of new and faster dynamic link libraries (DLLs) and will run much faster (so they say).

Microsoft has decided that backward compatibly with DirectX 9,8,7 isn't really necessary as there will probably will be even less compatible with Vista.

Even so, dear Microsoft hasn't totally forgotten us. Some sort of “compatibility†will be available through a software layer (probably some emulation) which will have its price in system resources, as it will run much slower. The good news is that DirectX 10 will relieve some of the burden on the CPU.

And of course it will have support for the next generation of Pixel Shaders 4.0, although it will probably surface before even Vista's release due to the rapid development of graphic cards.
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gonna have to get a dx10 card
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Wasn't planning on buying Vista anyway.
Probabally not going to buy it afterall, ever.
Microsoft FTL.
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Wasn't planning on buying Vista anyway.
Probabally not going to buy it afterall, ever.
Microsoft FTL.
good luck with that mac
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I don't wanna get Vista!
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good luck with that mac
Linux?
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Linux?
Yeah, I don't plan on upgrading to Vista. Its a joke IMO. M$ is making in need this and that, a good idea for them because it will mean more money for them in the long run but hurts the consumer because of the high price for all the products and upgrades that must be done to meet its requirements. It doesn't seem to be making many people happy and it isn't even out yet. I plan on turning completely to Linux in the future.
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Well Vista needing components is a good reason to upgrade in my parents eyes Vista needs that Dell 3007 30in LCD monitor to run (it was one of few and I told them it was the cheapest one) and in their eyes gamers need Vista to play any games so its like free upgrade time for me, though I can seriously see that for the most part Vista is total bullcrap.
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Typical... basicly forcing the market to change with microsofts iron fist
    
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Well Vista needing components is a good reason to upgrade in my parents eyes Vista needs that Dell 3007 30in LCD monitor to run (it was one of few and I told them it was the cheapest one) and in their eyes gamers need Vista to play any games so its like free upgrade time for me, though I can seriously see that for the most part Vista is total bullcrap.
Are you rich?, i would litterally die for that

And it is actually the Dell 3007WFP, and reso of 2560x1600 UNREAL!, maybe just get an 30" HD LCD TV for a monitor
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