DX10 vs. DX9 graphic cards
Posted 13 August 2006 - 07:47 PM
Posted 13 August 2006 - 07:53 PM
Posted 13 August 2006 - 11:03 PM
dx10 will take a while and new cards will be very very expensive
First, I too contemplated just buying a new card but I play games fine now and don't really have the spare cash to whip out for the X1800GTO I wanted, so I've resorted to waiting.
As for the quote I quoted, everyone seems to believe that they'll all be obscenely expensive. If you get a high end yes. The low ends won't be too bad (not cheap but not over the top for new cards). I would have waited but it kind of depends on what he had before that too
Posted 14 August 2006 - 05:22 AM
And most cards actually dont become obsolete in 6 months cards that came out a year ago are still pretty good and current even older cards are still used because gfx power has improved but not phenomenally but more importantly the DX version has remained the same meaning the cards are all running on similar principles and something that is compatible in one is compatible on every other meaning they arent truly obsolete, with changing something as critical as the DX you alter the way the cards are fundamentally operated making older cards incapable of doing things the new one can thus making them truly obsolete, also DX10 the first cards come out as early as september from Nividia and Early december from ATI so they are less than 6 months away.
7950s are also a bad idea now not just because new cards are on the way but because they are incredibly expensive and unless you have $1000 monitor for the gfx card to work with they are totally useless as you only see the benefits at high resolutions(thats what dual cards are for) they arent there to make normal resolution users get better fps as it would be superflous as the single card solutions at the top end are just as capable at normal resolutions and the difference wont be noticed so you essentialy increase the power requirement of your system drastically increase the heat output and noise all for pretty much nothing, unless again you have a monitor that cost more than the cards and half your PC.
Posted 15 August 2006 - 09:35 AM
Posted 15 August 2006 - 02:55 PM
No. The DX10 card will blow the higher end DX9 outta the water. So you'll be able to get a better card for probably less than you could a 7950.
dx10 card that's equal in status (not performance) with the 7950
That's cuz it's not out yet No, most companies aren't going to treat DX10 as an exclusive item or anything. After it's out a couple months if that there will be a great selection to choose from.
because it's pretty hard to get a hold of it.
You mean the lazy ones without jobs?
6 month to a year to come down to an affordable price levels for the majority of consumers.
Edited by BlackPandemic, 15 August 2006 - 02:55 PM.
Posted 15 August 2006 - 03:24 PM
Posted 16 August 2006 - 05:58 PM
With the cash you saved you could of gotten a good dx10 card right when they come out. Your only going to be able to play games on Max settings on that 7950 for about 6 more months then right when the dx10 games roll out like crysis you will be struggling with the 7950 abit on high settings and you wont be able to play dx10 games in dx10 mode, it will be forced to play them in dx9 mode and you will loose alot of visuals and eye candy...
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