I want to upgrade my vid card but I need to know if the new vista and directx 10 games will require a DX10 card? or would they run fine on the new nvidia 7900? I know like nothing about DX10 so I need to do some research:uhm: .
Directx 10 will be used with the new Windows OS, Vista. It will just implement some nice eye-candy. But it isn't 'required' to play games.
But if I were you, I would wait anyway. Peace of mind, I guess.
If you want peace of mind, never buy the top-of-the-line hardware..... after a month something awesome will come out and you'll regret it.....
My take on hardware upgrading and "peace of mind". if you want peace of mind... get a console. Seriously, everyones so paranoid about being obsolete and justifying their costs on buying highend PC equipment. You have to "pay to play" and accept the fact that the average lifespan of most hardware is 6 months. You really can't wait, buy what the best is now. When the new stuff comes out, you buy that too. That's just how it goes with PC gaming. I get asked that question from friends and co workers and I tell them no, just get an XBox or something. If your that paranoid, or you worried about what's around the corner. And if your budget will only allow a refresh, every 2-3 years, don't buy a PC and expect to be up to date.
The OS refresh NEXT YEAR 2Q sometime will NOT force everyone out of gaming on just DX10, or NOT allow you to run Vista. When I kick my rig down to my wife at the end of the year, she'll be good with it for at least another couple of years before it takes over the Mailserver slot in my home network.
Bottom line, if you want to be as cost efficient as possible, get the very best hardware "for your application" as soon and quickly as possible.
headhunter #1I want to upgrade my vid card but I need to know if the new vista and directx 10 games will require a DX10 card? or would they run fine on the new nvidia 7900? I know like nothing about DX10 so I need to do some research:uhm: .
UT2007 will be able to use DX10 when it comes out for more fancy graphics but it will be able to run on DX9 cards. Pretty much all games coming out when Vista ships will most likely be DX10. If you have a good enough card now like the X800 series your still fine but if your running a shit card like a 9800 its a good idea to upgrade to a 7600 since it last you awhile.
if you want peace of mind... get a console.
You must be talking to the gamerz..... I need Word, Development tools, etc. My FX5200 lasted almost a year before I ran COD2 (First game that gave me trouble); the MX 440 in my old machine has been there for 3 years at least and ran extremely well. But now it's only good for Internet browsing which it's now solely undertaking....