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Directx 10

By taffia77
Feb 3, 2006
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  1. Does anyone know if my setup will support directx 10 when it's released?
    I've got a Geforce 5500 256mb video card and I'm running XP and don't particularly want to move to Vista. However, I'm hearing that DX10 will be exclusive to vista.
    I just know that within a couple of months I won't be able to play any new games if I can't run DX10.
     
  2. detrunks

    detrunks TS Enthusiast Posts: 204

    vista or not - I doubt your vid card will be DX 10 compatible, sorry!
     
  3. taffia77

    taffia77 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 41

    Brilliant. Just bought it! :mad:
     
  4. detrunks

    detrunks TS Enthusiast Posts: 204

    I only doubt it - I'm not certain for sure. Hang in there for one of the experts to reply.
     
  5. paulla

    paulla TS Rookie Posts: 42

    It's likely it will work but most of the advanced stuff will not be available due to limitations of your card, the 5500 is a bottom end card and already two generations out of date. I wouldn't worry about it at the minute and it will depend on whether you're willing to stump up £200'ish to Mr Gates for Vista when it's released.
     
  6. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,896

    I wouldnt worry about it. by the time games incorporating DX10 features show up you will be ready to buy a new video card anyway.
     
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