I must admit....I am awefully tempted to install Vista so I can see how my gmaes perform on my Rig with DX10....really tempting indeed, just hate the thought of all those "installs" n "updates"...ugghh!
DX10 doesn't give much "performance" increase as it gives more "eyecandy"
DX10 in its current form is a joke. A washout. A big fat performance killer with little quality gain. That's because game devs are not using it properly, really not at all. Because in order to do so they would have to write it from the ground up and have no dx9 compatibility. All they are doing is adding some fancier shaders and calling it dx10.
a native dx10 app would hold all objects in a 'geometry shader' something non existant in dx9. this is the true dx10 revolution as it allows all pixel calcs and shaders to be done in 1 pass, not 6 to 8 passes per pixel as dx9 has to do. When I first read about th dx10 and the geometry shader I was stoked beyond stoked at the possibilitys. Yet to see it happen, maybe windows 7 will be when someone does it right.
I'm currently benching Far Cry 2 in Xp and Vista, you can even run it in dx9 in Vista and so far it is another let down. dx10 runs like shit and I can not see one improvement in visuals.
I do as well and presently run full AF and AA in most games (Crysis being the exception of course)...
Thanks Miggs n Sqeets.....my "curiosity" has been "squashed"..hahahahaha...guess I'l continue to run my DX9 XP32 Bit for another........?.......
PS Sorry for misdirecting this Thread.
Introducing me n my OCD to Watercooling, is like taking an Alcoholic to an "all you can drink" Beach Bar in Mexico