Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Armoured, Aug 9, 2007.
So don,t by 8xxx wait for 9xxx !!
They make same as Geforce 3 times.
Geforce 3 had DX8.0
Geforce 4 & Radeon 8500 DX8.1
Who cares, XP + DX9 is here to stay for a long time.
Just read on WinMatrix, DX10.1 will require Windows Vista SP1, which will be released in 2008 or may be in 2009 and DirectX 10.1 games won't come until 2010.
All that upgrading and spending BIG bucks to have a graphics card that can NOT cope with games after just 10 months and then again having to pay for the bloody10.1 and the really BIG issue is that there are no f#$%ng games to enjoy the hardware on , I mean come on out of 1000 games there are barely 2 good ones. I am getting really frustrated with the industry these days........................uke3:
i didnt konw this
Lol @ SOME of the people complaining.
They were so hyped about DX10, that they went and bought DX10 cards when no games are already out.
I'm not going to upgraded to DX10 until there are actually titles, until then I'll play some good ol' CSS and other multi player games on my rig and have nice exclusive games on console.
its no bigger then DX9.0b to DX9.0c. So what...
lol geforce (10)X800gt any1? lol
and according to AMD dx11 will b avaliable by 210 LOL.
the vid card market is getting weird the next few years
Well, whether we like it or not we're gonna get milked for a long time.
Their business model is the same as any other...incremental updates and performance increases for ever more money.
It's not like companies like Nvidia dont have the tech know-how to produce sustantially more powerful cards (e.g. 4x or more powerful cards compared to last gen).
Their aquisition of 3dfx showed them the way to do it (or at least paved the way forward) with 1 board multi-chip Sli. But hey, why do that when they can make more money by making you buy 2 or more cards?
atm, they'd love us to buy into this quad gfx card thing...
the cycle never ends.
This cycle will have to end eventually, when they can no longer shrink the die small enough. You noticed every generation's high end cards seems to double the performance of the previous?
Ex: 7800 GTX > 6800 Ultra SLI, 8800 GTX > 7900 GTX SLI, 9800 GTX > 8800 Ultra SLI
It will have to end eventually...
i wonder if thats why ATI havent released anything decent this time round.
Sneaky ATI and AMD holding out for the DX10.1.
Yeah i remember that and no-one threw a wobbler when that one happened, mind you the GeForce 4 Ti4x00 was an amazing card and not just a slight upgrade from the GeForce 3.
We'll have quantum/photon processors for all devices before they can hit 1 nm core size
Well im gonna go buy an 8800GTS still
and besides whos says DX10.1 games wont scale back to DX10.0
just be happy M$ doesnt charge you to use DX
Well, a lot of people who bought 8800GTX wanted to be "future proof", or was really wanting to upgrade in a while.
But the term future proof, I hate it. There's no such thing in this industry, you just buy some brand new hardware, months later newer hardware come out. You can never be future proof in the PC gaming industry.
In DirectX 10.1 4xAA will be enabled by default. By the time we see DirectX 10.1 games, the 8800 will not be powerfull enough for 4xAA on high resolutions so we have to upgrade anyways
...But to expand further, what I think people were trying to do with this supposed "future-proofing" is get onboard with the DX10 train that was gone come rolling along and change everything we knew about gaming performance, or whatever the hoopla was all about. It's only later they realized that they jumped on for a short sprint of a train ride, not the nice relaxing, my video card can do all this new DX10 stuff kind of train ride they thought they were getting on.
What's really sad is by the time DX10 games actually start rolling out, all of these early cards will be somewhat outdated and incapable of certain features. I can't imagine that's how some of the people who bought them had envisioned it.
Some folks though should/could care less since they buy a new video card every year or so. If you fall under that category, you needent worry about such trivial details; move along, go back to your gaming.
I know I'm in no longer in a hurry to get a DX10 card. My 7950 still keeps me satisfied. 9 series, here I come...
Yet not common knowledge.
I wont be upgrading to DX10 until the games are out, and then wont be upgrading to 10.1 till those games are out, and what then 9800 will be gone and 10800 will be rolling in, so i will pick up a cheap 9800 for half of its release price when the games for it actually come out