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I think it is good that developers are finally starting to move away from XP. XP will be 10 Years old this year, and I think its time for it to move on. Most gamers or home users these days are running Vista or 7 with at least DX10 graphics.
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post #42 of 49
We might be reading too much into this article
1 who's to say that the rest of market will follow DICE?
2 who cares about xp and dx9?
3 microsoft doesn't even support xp anymore so why should games?
This is really not as big of a deal as people might it out to be.
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We might be reading too much into this article
1 who's to say that the rest of market will follow DICE?
2 who cares about xp and dx9?
3 microsoft doesn't even support xp anymore so why should games?
This is really not as big of a deal as people might it out to be.
Nobody said the rest of the market will. But when more and more games come out in dx10/11 more will follow.

Nobody cares about dx9 and xp except people living in the past.

Games shouldn't, that is why they aren't as many coming out anymore in only dx9.
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people talking smack about dx10 just need to sit down.

I will make it pretty simple to understand. Xbox 360 and ps3. When it first game out games looked Great, but some how they keep improving visuals while using the same amount of resources. How can they do that? better programming. Same goes for dx10 and 11, it takes time for devs to figure everything out.

Not only that but dx11 actually performs better than dx9 in most cases with exact same settings. It also allows for many performance enhancing features and has replacements for memory and processing taxing things like bump maps and parallex mapping.
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DX10 was a HUGE leap forwards. Unified shaders FTW.
I don't recall DX10 introducing unified shader architectures...

Though I could be wrong....
    
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Vista was out long before 7 was. I had both. Vista had a chance and I enjoyed it, not at first but it grew into something better.

Did not have driver issues.

My wireless network cards ran fine (5 different models on everyones computers here)

DX10 is different from a programming respect from what I gather here, why use something that will only hold technology back, derp.

MS did not phase out XP. It's still supported actually.

Just because you did not have a good experience with Vista doesn't mean that everyone else didn't either.
Though mind you Microsoft is doing everything in its power to try to give consumers the message to move to a newer OS. I mean Direct2D was a great example, now people can't even use IE9 because it needs Direct2D to work properly. They are trying to shack XP off but it refuses to let go.
    
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cool the new GTX 580 im getting should play this nicely (i hope if not sli!)
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cool the new GTX 580 im getting should play this nicely (i hope if not sli!)
I highly doubt it will require anything higher than a 480 for 1200p max settings and >40fps.
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