Will video cards which can support Directx10 worth on XP? Tags: Graphics Cards Windows XP Support Dell PCI Express Graphics Last response: May 16, 2008 9:44 AM in Graphics & Displays Share gordonm May 16, 2008 7:49:38 AM I have DELL Optiplex 755 running Win XP pro SP3 Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor E6550 (2.33GHz, 4M, VT, 1333MHz FSB) 2GB RAM PCI-E 1.2 slot 19" dell monitor Will it worth the money if I buy video card for 3D gaming, which can support: 1. PCI-E 2.0 interface? 2. Directx 10 ? Which video card give me most value, if I have 250 USD budget? Thanks in advance More about : video cards support directx10 worth royalcrown May 16, 2008 7:55:29 AM Not on xp, you need vista for dx10 lameness May 16, 2008 8:00:47 AM DX10 cards will work fine on xp, however they will only be able to play games in DX9. However nearly all DX10 cards are much quicker than DX9 cards and so will be of great benefit in games. Most people who have dx10 cards still run games in dx9 (either in vista or xp) because at the moment dx10 is slower and gives little or no visual improvements over dx9. Related resources win xp and directx10 - Forum Midrange DirectX10 cards might not be "midrange" after all - Forum MoBo for new ATI Directx10 cards . - Forum BIOSHOCK AND DIRECTX10 HACK NO WORK=[ - Forum DirectX10 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer royalcrown May 16, 2008 8:01:53 AM Most new cards support 10 though, and most games look great on 9 with the setting turned up, so far there is very little difference in image quality. http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTQ4MCwx... some game fare better such as this http://www.gamealmighty.com/story-individual/story/Dire... royalcrown May 16, 2008 8:04:12 AM As far as pcie 2.0, it doesent make a big difference yet, but your getting it for free and it is 100 bercent backwards compatible with a pcie 1.0 slot, so go for it gordonm May 16, 2008 9:44:00 AM Seems things are not as simple as I was expecting. The PC has 305W PSU so to use latest video cards I need to replace PSU. Now I have two choices: - Buy low power consumption (low performance) video card like Geforce GT 8500 or - Buy new 600W PSU and latest Geforce models like 9800 or so on. Which way is better? Is there any relationship between CPU, chipset I have (intel Q35) and Video card to be used in terms of best outcome in video performance? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forumcomparing 2 video cards ForumIn need of video card under $100 for $500-600 gaming rig ForumI need information! Which card to get??? ForumBest Video Card for My System? ForumWhich SLI Card(s ) For Over Clocking?! ForumHow does DirectX 10 affect what graphics card(s ) I consider? ForumWhich Next Generation Pc game will you buy Next? ForumLooking to get DirectX10 card . ForumWhen DirectX10 is going to drop into Labtops ????? ForumDirectX, Windows XP , and Video Cards ForumAGP Platform Analysis, Part 2: New Cards , Single-Core System Forumbuilding a video editing/ movie watching PC (with oblivion) ForumDX10 FOR XP ! Forum5760x1080 Eyefinity on HD 7870 ForumHelp me Decide between 2 cards/laptops More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !