I think I'll be building my first computer come june, but I hear alot about windows vista. If I build my computer with some sweet stuff, like a 7900 and the a8netc. delux mobo, the latest stuff on the market, can I switch it over to vista from xp or will I have to totally revamp everything? I know that the 7900 is already vista compatable, so I'll use that come next january.
I'm hesitant about building if I have to redo everything, so ill just put a 7800 into my xp if I do.
will the 7800 work with vista/
It will run Vista fine but the video card and processor be the big deal. It is best to get a Dual Core for Vista and DX10 cards be the way to go since DX9 cards will be ran in emulation. Since your not building till June get a AMD AM2 socket dual core processor and you be fine processor wise. But video cards every one will be upgrading when Vista ships if the want to use the fancy GUI Vista has.
I checked the 7900 and it says its already vista compatible. will that mean it can rock the DX10?
Campin' CarlI checked the 7900 and it says its already vista compatible. will that mean it can rock the DX10?
No since its DX9 based, its not a DX10 based card.
Please don't kick.
9th July 2005
I have a quick question
How well do you think my AMD-57 will be with Vista?, I know I will get a new DX10 card when it comes out but i'm curious as to how well my processor will perform with Vista.
Shizzle my nizzle
28th July 2004
Any current AMD64 processor should handle Vista fine. It's mostly about the graphics card, which should be DirectX10-based.
And yeah, wait to get an AMD AM2 socket processor, as this will be the new replacement for socket 939. If you're going to buy Vista for it, wait and build it when Vista is out (2007 at least) as DX10 cards will be available and prices will have dropped on most high-end hardware since Vista is so demanding.
Part of the EPA's swat team
2nd January 2006
yeah, ms is trying to accelerate the price drops, thus by mid 07 you will get the same hardware cheaper, wait on the gfx card though, youll want dx10
Ouch. thats tough. So your telling me I shouldn't build until next january?
I really don't wanna buy a 7900 or 7800 and then have to buy a new dx10 card.
Bad time for building.
Revenge was here.
14th December 2004
Is PCI express going to be the latest technology for awhile? I also want to build a new system in the next few months (when AM2 comes out on the 23rd)... I'm fine with upgrading to a DX10 card when they hit the shelves, but I want PCIe to still be the latest and greatest when that happens... I don't want to upgrade my motherboard. How about DDR3? I know that has some huge technological improvements over DDR2, but I think that's coming in late 2007 or early 2008.
I found some links that may help you choose what you want for your hardware. Well any one thinking of Vista should read these...