To answer your question mactronix, It would be logical that they have access to hardware before the public.
Hardware companies make deals with studios all the time. It just makes too much sense for them not to supply a "prototype" for developers to play with.
Thanks for the reply and welcome to the forum,Yea the first part was meant as more of a retorical kind of question i realised that they must have the hardware to use to develope the game.
The main point was how far ahead are they compared to us,like do the developers already have the DX10.2/DX11 cards/tec available to them?