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Is it worth waiting for DirectX 10 to come out or should I just get a video card now?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Is it worth waiting for DirectX 10 to come out or should I just get a video card now?</div>

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</div>What motherboard do you have? Is it AGP or PCI-e?
 

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well i doubt there will be any agp dx10 compatible cards, new dx api might aswell be with the new technology <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 

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There won't be any AGP DX10 cards, most likely. You would need a new motherboard, and probably CPU. If I were you, I'd make an upgrade to a decent AGP card, like the 7600GS, and then save up for a complete rig overhaul.
 

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I'd recommend the new 7600's coming out for AGP or an X1650Pro or X850Pro<br />
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The 850Pro has raw power but no HDR or SM3.0, still a great card.<br />
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Otherwise I'd go with the X1650Pro
 

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If I were to get this now <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813123257" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813123257</a><br />
will it work with DX10 cards?
 

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yep <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">If I were to get this now <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813123257" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813123257</a><br />
will it work with DX10 cards?</div>

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</div>Should do.<br />
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The prerequisites for DX10 are PCI-e and Vista.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">I'd recommend the new 7600's coming out for AGP or an X1650Pro or X850Pro<br />
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The 850Pro has raw power but no HDR or SM3.0, still a great card.<br />
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</div>The 850 has got HDR just SM2 version of it.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">The 850 has got HDR just SM2 version of it.</div>

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</div>Thats only in the games that support SM2 HDR, CS:S/HL2 is the only one I think. <br />
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Unless you want to spend $700 on a DX10 card when they come out, just get a nice 7 series or X1900 for now, you can use that for a year and save up for a new rig then upgrade to DX10.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Thats only in the games that support SM2 HDR, CS:S/HL2 is the only one I think. <br />
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Unless you want to spend $700 on a DX10 card when they come out, just get a nice 7 series or X1900 for now, you can use that for a year and save up for a new rig then upgrade to DX10.</div>

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</div>As far as i know yes there the only ones supported.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">If I were to get this now <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813123257" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813123257</a><br />
will it work with DX10 cards?</div>

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</div>That is a great board! I have one and have had no problems with it. It has great OC'ing features etc....!!
 

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also, i dun think DX10 games will come out so soon, u should be able to use a DX9.0c card for about 1 year before a switch to DX 10 is necessary
 

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I would say that you should wait - whether or not you go dx10. once the new cards come out prices on old will drop like never before - since they will all be obsolete instead of just not as good.
 
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