This is not all true. For DX9 game there is no real difference in GRAPHICS (not performance) as DX10 hardware will add nothing to the mix. Unless of course you are enabling more DX9 effects that otherwise could not be enabled due to performance. The part about 8 series not being disastrous is true though. They perform a lot better than any other cards out there. Let's just wait and see if DX10.1 is going to make the 8 series the new FX. I don't think so as MS and hardware people should have already learned from the FX disaster. So when can we expect to see DX10.1 games and DX10.1 hardware? Not so far in the future as now I am only going to update when it comes out witch means a lot of games I won't be able to play for quite some time.