I am giving in to upgrading my computer. My notebook dock has a PCI slot, so I can upgrade the video card. However, I would like a card that has DX 11, just in case it becomes the standard for the next 2 years or so.
(highend gaming will require a more than a PIV 2.6, but it is not my main concern for the moment)
There are cards with 1024MB DX10, but I cannot seem to find anything with DX 11. I would think that ATI would have such a model, but their website does not list anything.
I think that upgrades are to avoid getting a whole new system. A 50$ card may just broaden the games or apps i can use. Mind you is probably not much more than what I could sell this system for.
I am not sure that I should be surprised, but this 8 year old IBM is still quite modular -even has a PCMCIA eSATA card, quick removable optical drives for less weight... The dock seemed a waste at first, but each time that I would have to connect and reconnect the USB hub(keyb mouse, BT), VGA, power etc, it would be hassle.