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Old January 9, 2008, 03:05 PM
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[quote=MpG;33962]My thoughts:
  • The ones that also support DX10 almost universally use it for high-end settings that most cards aren't capable of running smoothly.
Add to this that some game developers are deliberately scaling back the potential of DX9 graphics, thereby forcing people to get mired down in Dx10 when they want the extra detail

I cant see game developers using DX11 for a few years yet so just tuck in to the new cards now. ATi cards run better in crossfire and nvidia offers the most powerful singlecards.

As for the new highend cards and when they will be around? March, April maybe. Personally I like the new GTS.
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Old January 9, 2008, 03:54 PM
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Any point in me waiting a wee bit longer for the r680 if I am a low res, max settings kind of guy?I could always get out my 900nf if hi res on a 19"would make a difference quality wise,other than that I have a 1280x1024 lcd for everyday and a 720p projector for home theatre.Budget $500w/tax.I want to support ATI but all delay and no play makes me

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Old January 9, 2008, 04:01 PM
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Holy Crap: Did Bill Gates Just Say Windows Sucks?

Just checked ncix and the Galaxy gts is still 269 ! Dual gpu worth it? I wants my Crysis,Gow,Pro Street,C&C fps maxed in 720p .Must resist temptation a little while longer!

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At present, DX10 has been supported by cards for over a year, and there still isn't a single game out there that doesn't use DX9.
From sales point of view, there's no point of doing this unless when DX9 is really obsolete or if Microsoft would subsidize your game.

If you're the developer/studio, would you rather sell your game to ~8% of the target gaming market, or 80%. (According to Steam Hardware Survey, 82.97% of the users still use WinXP, and only 8.16% of users use Vista with a DX10 card).
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GameSpot Video: CES 2008: AMD Booth Tour

Seen as one card?6&8 power connector(can I still use my odin?) Integrated crossfire technology?Q1 4-500 Please let that still be late January.Purchased COD:4 today from craigslist but am playing with a quake 3 engine!
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DX11 won't be out until well into the next decade (Windows 7 is scheduled for 2010 and MS doesn't exactly have a stellar rep for releasing OSes on time, so I'd venture it'll be at least 2011) ...
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GameSpot Video: CES 2008: AMD Booth Tour

Seen as one card?6&8 power connector(can I still use my odin?) Integrated crossfire technology?Q1 4-500 Please let that still be late January.Purchased COD:4 today from craigslist but am playing with a quake 3 engine!
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Isn't DirectX 10.1 the next step?
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GameSpot Video: CES 2008: AMD Booth Tour

Seen as one card?6&8 power connector(can I still use my odin?) Integrated crossfire technology?Q1 4-500 Please let that still be late January.Purchased COD:4 today from craigslist but am playing with a quake 3 engine!
That guy is playing a MP map (I think) with zero action going on, and the quality of the video is pretty crappy so really, what am I supposed to be looking at? Ok it is a 30" screen so 2560x1600 sounds right and is impressive. I don't think my GT could handle it all that well? But really I'd like to see him flying through some npc filled, explosion, tank, grenade, guns blazing mission from the SP then a lot of nothing :\
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