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Advice: New Comp now or wait for DX 10.1??

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August 29, 2007 2:59:07 AM

I want to buy a new complete PC now. Going for a evga geforce 8800GTX card. I need an upgrade from my 2year old laptop, but my friend is telling me to wait for Directx 10.1 hardware since it's apparent that Directx 10 hardware won't be forward capable.

I need advice. Should I upgrade from a laptop (with 1.86ghz intel, 1gig ram (256megs shared with VGA), and geforce 6800 go) now? Or should I wait for Directx 10.1 hardware which is rumored/scheduled for "first half of 2008?"

Convince me that the differences are going to be significant enough to wait. Thanks much. I appreciate any help.

EDIT: I would really like something now, but if the changes are significant enough...I would rather not get "screwed", if that makes sense.

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August 29, 2007 3:17:04 AM

The Geforce 9800 is expected to be released this November and it'll likely be a Direct X10.1 part. Heck, the HD 2900XT already has some Direct X10.1 features like tessellation.
August 29, 2007 7:03:43 AM

mate waiting is good , but if u want to wait for technology u cant ever buy a new pc