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What does this mean? DX10 requierments for Newer cards?????

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
November 9, 2008 7:27:33 AM

What is the DX10 deal on these new GPU's requirements? I have the old Windows XP 32 bit DX9, will I be able to get a new 9800 GX2 or a any newer card with my old OS?

See what I am talking about here under Direct X. Please let me know what that means.
November 9, 2008 7:51:26 AM

That just means those cards can support DX10 features and effects. They'll work perfectly fine with your OS.
November 9, 2008 11:34:18 AM

DX10 is not that big of a improvement over DX9, maybe in a few games but graphically it's nothing that would make a difference in what you use.
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November 9, 2008 11:53:11 AM

You`ll have no problems, DirectX is backwardly compatable version to version. All you`ll miss is the extra features of DX10 if you stay with XP instead of switching to Vista.
BTW I`m currently replaying the original Unreal (DX5) under DirectX rendering with no problems graphically (although installation wss a different matter) on a HD4870 and XP Home!
November 9, 2008 4:20:01 PM

Thanks guys for the help.