I've only seen teh crysis demos of DX 10 and I haven't seen the same thing
renedered in DX9.0c. So it's hard to say at this time.
I don't think you'll have to wait a year, ATI is *Suppose* to release their
new cards in May. And the first DX10 game aren't listed untul Aug-Sept
(though obviously dates might change). Supreme Commander is suppose to
release a DX10 patch, so is Flight Sim X. Not sure about CnC3. Bioshock,
Hellgate London, Unreal Tournament andCrysis are the big titles I'm looking
at to measure the DX10 games and thus cards.
Here's some promo screenshots of DX10 titles
I'm not for sure the first generation of DX10 games are going to offer a
huge leap over DX9.0c. They might, maybe they are really putting some solid
effort into making a super launch of DX10 titles. More then likely, the
first batch will give us some nice visuals, maybe a performance gain, but it
will be the games in 2008 and 2009 that will really bring DX10 to life.
Absolutely no reason to buy at this time, until ATI releases their cards,
and then I would wait for at least 1 DX10 game to come out and show it's
stuff. I'm buying a card for Crysis no matter what, as I don't think my
X1900XTX is going to cut it.
"Drew" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Does anyone know whether we will see that much difference in dx 10 versus
> dx 9 games and do you think it is worth waiting on a wider variety of dx
> 10 cards to come out...
> I am currently running a 7900gs Nvidia card but this board supports Ati's
> crossfire and I am going to be switching...I was curious whether to do it
> now or wait a yr and see what comes down the pipeline's so to speak...Most
> of what I play are racing sim's such as Rfactor,,Live for speed (not the
> need for speed series) netkar Pro or GTR2...These are higher end but I do
> not think they are necessarily DX10 ready....Any observations would help