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Meeshman

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#1 12 years ago

Hi, I currently run dx 8.1, and I know very little about computers. My question is, I want to upgrade to dx10 when it comes out and to be able to play games like crysis and BIA (the new one). I don't want to buy a whole new computer if possible. These are my system specs AMD Anthlon 64 processor 3200+ 2.00 GHZ, 1.00 GB of RAM Saphire Radeon 9200 se Atlantis What will I need to change, how much will it cost, and would it be easeir/cheaper to get a whole new computer? thanks:bows:




marvinmatthew

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#2 12 years ago

You will need to purchase a DX10 video card (when they come out), and a copy of Windows Vista.




FluffBunny

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#3 12 years ago

And PCI-X, I doubt they will release AGP versions of DX10 cards....




Mastershroom VIP Member

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#4 12 years ago

Why are you on DX 8.1? :confused: The current version is 9.0c!




vikke-viking

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#5 12 years ago

He probebly got a DX 8 card. And if you got a DX 8 card its probebely a AGP card. So everything else in youre computer might be old to. So if you are going to get a DX 10 card you will have to get a new mobo, cpu and of course the GPU. But if we could know youre full spec that whould be great.




FN_lewrbm69

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#6 12 years ago

[quote=vikke-viking;3306768]He probebly got a DX 8 card. And if you got a DX 8 card its probebely a AGP card. quote] most directx 8 cards work with 9.0c i have n ot herd of a card thats 6 years old that was out with 8.1 that could not support 9.0c. i have a ati all in wonder 128 pro that was a dx8 card n it is 6 years old that supports 9c




Bs|Archaon

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#7 12 years ago

DirectX is pretty good with backwards compatability. Worst case, you lose out on a few shiny bits that a new version adds and the card can't do. Granted, that does defy the point of upgrading in a way, but it's not an actual reason not to upgrade.

The guy obviously isn't one for new games, any remotely recent game would need to update his system to DX9. And that's before we go into the crapness of a 9200SE...

Meesh, for DX10 to work properly you will need a DirectX 10 card. It's highly likely that you will need a PCI-E slot for it (I doubt any will be released on AGP, let alone standard PCI). Which means a new motherboard, and if you get a card that uses a lot of power you may need a new power supply as well.

It is do-able, but personally if you can afford it I'd build from new. That machine you have is a perfectly fine spec for pretty much anything other than gaming. May as well keep it like that, IMO.




FluffBunny

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#8 12 years ago

Honestly, get an eVGA 7600GS AGP version now, then in 3 months, invoke your trade up program, and you get the price on the invoice off if you send the card in for a brand new eVGA card....




mathwizi2005

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#9 12 years ago

i don't know why you should by a whole new card my card was made for DX8 and i'm running DX9.0c




Bs|Archaon

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#10 12 years ago

As far as I'm aware, everything in nVidia's GeForce FX series supports DX9.

The difference with DX10 is that nothing currently on the market supports it, meaning everyone who wants to benefit from it's features will have to upgrade their graphics card.