When DX10 Games comes out or when the Technolgy comes out.
Originally Posted by kevin_tsoi2000
When are the DX10 cards due? Either from ATi or nVidia.
nVidia G80 GPU is expected to be released in H2 (possibly as early as June). G80 expected to be released on TSMC's new 80nm process and will likely be the first DirectX 10 / Shader Model 4 compliant GPU on the market, indicating a total core redesign over G70/G71 and the implementation of a Unified Shader Model which processes vertices and pixels through the same dual purpose pipelines. In addition to SM4 support, improved SM3 performance and enhancements to the texture filtering engine are also expected. G80 clock speeds are expected to be around 700Mhz and the core will interface to GDDR4 memory.
ATI R600 GPU is expected to be released in October on an 80nm process. The R600 is the successor to the R580 core and is expected to be built on a 65nm process and will be fully DirectX 10 compliant, utilising a Unified Shader Model architecture. Current rumours suggest that R600 will feature 64 Shader pipelines (processing both vertices and pixels) with 32 TMUs and 32 ROPs running at a clock speed of around 800Mhz. R600 is expected to interface to 512MB of 1.8Ghz GDDR4 Memory over a 256-bit interface.
Originally Posted by Remonster
^Wow, and also, why is the G80 coming out in June if the G71 isnt coming out until March? This sucks majorly, now if I get the G71 in March, I'll feel bad because I'll know that I missed out on DX10 which I'll need for Windows Vista and games like Crysis!