From what I read, DirectX 10 won't even be capable of running on anything other than Vista. And DirectX 9.0L was supposed to be released at end of '05 but it appears that hasn't happened. That x800XL is just fine, my friend decided to "Upgrade" to a x850XT (not sure why) but he got a trade-in at bestbuy since he works there. I'd stick witht the XL 'til Vista.
I have a questions about dx10? I have been saving money since the first geforce 7800 card came out. Well, just a few weeks ago i finially bought a 7800gt for 260 after all the rebates and stuff and now i am hearing about directx 10 and vista. People are saying we are going to need new video cards and i bought the 7800gt thinking it was going to last me at least 3 years. Does anyone know if directx 10 will be supported on cards already released like the 7800gt. I'm sure my video card and intel 630 cpu can hand vista, I just want to know because of games. I read the first directx 10 game is going to be cyrsis from the people who made far cry.