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    Wait for DX11?

    Anyway,

    Thinking of upgrading my rig soon. Mainly for casual GTA IV and Americas Army 3. Is it a good idea to wait for DX11, which is scheduled to come out the same time as Windows 7?

    Currently I have a 8600GT (256mb), and a AMD 3800+ X2. I don't play that many games, but I don't know :'(
    Last edited by zacs7; 11-18-2008 at 05:27 AM.

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    Is it a good idea to wait for DX11, which is scheduled to come out the same time as Windows 7?
    HAHAHAHAHAHA!


    Good luck with that.

    That said, your computer has about 3 or 4 times the power of mine, and I'm quite happy with mine. But then, I don't play top-of-the-line games.
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    > HAHAHAHAHAHA!
    That's what I think! Hence the thread.

    I don't see how they can kill off DX10 so quickly. I hardly game at all, it's either Uni or programming. But I do enjoy the occasional round . I know Bubba said he might try hold off until Windows 7, Microsoft's release history says it will be delayed ... but Windows Vista's crapness says it will be ontime if not ahead of time!

    Oh I don't know anymore
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    8600GT is not a bad card in any case. I think you can wait.
    When DX11 comes, maybe your card is as outdated that it's worth the upgrade.
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

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    Following the top-end rigs is extremely expensive :P
    I just said stop, and bought a console... And now Vista is f**ked and f**kes up the PC everytime it's started for 1 min -.-
    If you really want to game, buy a console... even tho console games prices are insane, it's still worth it over time :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akkernight View Post
    If you really want to game, buy a console... even tho console games prices are insane, it's still worth it over time :P
    Correction: Xbox 360 and PS3 as insanely priced.
    (And no, 360 Arcade doesn't count because you need to purchase all those accessories.)
    The Wii is reasonably priced, but a tad expensive.
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zacs7 View Post
    Anyway,

    Thinking of upgrading my rig soon. Mainly for casual GTA IV and Americas Army 3. Is it a good idea to wait for DX11, which is scheduled to come out the same time as Windows 7?

    Currently I have a 8600GT (256mb), and a AMD 3800+ X2. I don't play that many games, but I don't know :'(
    There will always be better graphics. Always. The point is for you to be satisfied with them. For the game to run without any kind of halts. If everything's ok, then stick with what you have. Until something really good comes out and changes your standards.

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    lol! an xbox 360 for 1000DKK or a bit over, or a PC worth 10 000? :P And the PC's need
    upgrading all the time -.- so it is cheaper, and I'm not including the easy pirated PC games :P

    and I have 8800GT 512mb, AMD Quad ~2.6 other gaming stuff, but I'm just not satisfied >.<
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    Well yes, a PC is not reasonably priced either. It will come close to - or exceed the price of a console if you get everything. But you can get a gaming PC for cheap if you build it yourself.
    And I doubt you will find a 360 for 1000 if a PC costs 10 000, no matter what the currency (again, does not include Arcade).
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    I would say that PC are cheaper for what they offer. The thing is that a PC might offer more than you want since it is built for general purpose and not for gaming only.

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    Indeed, and that's why we love them - because they can do so much and so well. For its capabilities, it is a reasonable price, but for only gaming, it is not. And that is why the 2 consoles are overpriced, as well.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    I bought my PC for 11 500DKK an xbox 360 60GB costs 4000DKK :P but the price of the 360 has just lowered, but not here, yet... So can't say exactly :P
    It's just that both PC's I've got have had problems -.-
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    The 8600GT is okay, assuming it's the GDDR3 version (the DDR2 version is quite a bit slower).

    It all depends on how much money you are willing to spend, I guess.

    There are many good cheap cards out there these days (8800 GT, 9600 GT, etc). They can be had for $80-$90 if you look hard enough. With my 9600 GT I am able to max out all settings on all the games I play except crysis, at 1280x1024, with >40 fps, so I am extremely happy with the upgrade (had a 8600 GT, there is certainly a huge difference).

    As for DX11, the cards will probably be in the $500 range when they first come out (like how much they asked for the 8800 when it first came out as the first DX10 cards). I am assuming you are among "the rest of us" if you are using a 8600 GT...

    It will at least be a few months after DX11 release will there be reasonably priced DX11 cards, so I'd say just grab one now .
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    Yeah, I've got the GDDR3 version. I've always had *600 cards, 5600, 6600TDH (Turbo Force Edition haha), 7600GT and now a 8600GT. So I guess you could call me a poor man :-).

    I'll probably hold on to this until it doesn't do what I want. Do you think DX11 will be a requirement of Windows 7?

    Otherwise, if it doesn't do what I want, I'll get a 9800GTX2 -- only because they look cool.
    Last edited by zacs7; 11-18-2008 at 03:56 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zacs7 View Post
    Do you think DX11 will be a requirement of Windows 7?
    It would be pretty stupid if it were. They would probably get into trouble again, so me guess is no.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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