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Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 17 Aug 2009.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  2. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    win7 RTM genuine and activated: got it, running it at home now.
    Dx11: both nVidia or ATI hasn't managed to time their release with win7. i'll be waiting for both camp's release before deciding which to buy.
    Lynnfield: very interested. could very well have a i7 860 on my door steps come October when prices have settled.

    or could wait for upgraded motherboard that have USB3 and SATA6. also need to have 2x4GB memory instead of 4x2GB for a cheaper upgrade path.
     
  3. phuzz

    phuzz This is a title

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    I've only noticed a few games admitting support for DX10, so DX11 is fairly meaningless to me (I must be getting old). Hopefully my C2D will be more than enough to run Win7 ok (Vista runs fine for me), so I can put off the upgrade for a while.
     
  4. mezz

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    I agree with phuzz, the lack of games making use of DX11 makes that pretty much irrelevant. Wikipedia lists six, and only one is due out this year:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_games_with_DirectX_11_support
    Even Rage will be DX9!

    Also, as for the i5, for gaming the core 2 still seems perfectly adequate. My current system is two years old, and wasn't even top of the range then, but with its Q6600 and 8800 GTS it seems to manage to play everything (other than crysis) at nearly max settings! It seems the old link between gaming driving people to faster and faster computers is weakening, perhaps when the next generation of consoles arrive things will change for a while, but I can see it quickly dropping back to the stability in game system requirements we have now.

    Bad for hardware manufacturers, but great for gamers and games developers :)
     
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    My old PC (Pentium 4, 7600GT) died a couple of months ago, so I had to get a replacement for that in relatively short period of time. Now I'm using 275GTX, Windows 7 RC1 and Core I7-920. I don't see any DX11 games for a near future, so I'm not that depressed. But i still wonder sometimes, would I have chosen Lynnfield instead of pricey Bloomfield even if they both were available at that time.
     
  6. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    im building a new home server based around lynnfield so i will be upgrading for sure in late november

    then hopefully feb sometime ill upgrade my gaming pc.

    oh and from what i have read it would seem dx11 is to dx10 what 7 is to vista

    so hopefully we will se a greater uptake
     
  7. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    Ati are releasing next month are they not, windows 7 is not out until the end of october
    so dx11 gpus will be ready in plenty of time
     
  8. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    win7 RTM'd now, and im already running it. so it's late. besides, 8800GTX launched on the EXACT date vista RTM'd, that's what i call perfect timing.

    since it's late, might as well wait for full house before deciding.
     
  9. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    ...this winter?

    A quick Core2 duo or quad, one of the fastest current (not DX11) single core graphiccards, and MAYBE finally the step from WinXP to Win7, depending on how the first "real customers" react.
    All this Hardware shoud come at a bargain price after the new introductions and still be fast enough for the next 2 years ;)
     
  10. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    yeah i realise that and i am running it also (I have an MSDN Lisence). what i am saying is that i would bet already 90% of people running windows 7 shouldn't be. but how is it late when the 5 series are coming out on the 10th of next month and win7 is out in october?

    Windows 7 has not been released yet!
     
  11. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    hardware should come first. unlike chicken and egg argument, hardware must be readily distributed then we can think about getting the software that takes advantage of it.

    in point of whether win7 has been released or not. it's an opinion. i define it being released as when the final version reaches us enthusiastics, such as MSDN/MSDNAA.
     
  12. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    Actually, if Microsoft has taught us anything, we shouldn't consider anything released for a broad public before SP1 :D

    Of course many here are the "tech hungry users" that don't consider themselves part of the broad public. So go ahead and pre-order and do Microsofts bugfixing for the rest of us :naughty:
     
  13. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    The Windows 7 RC we're using has been about 99% fine with just a few issues being reported in the office. TBH I've found it much better than the official release of XP and Vista and SP1 for both for that matter too! As such I had no qualms about getting the preorder for the bargaintastic price of £49.99. So long as they haven't screwed things up between the RC and full release then all should be fine!
     
  14. Sir Digby

    Sir Digby The Supprising Adventures

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    Hopefully I'll be upgrading to a nice C2D motherboard once people start selling them off real cheap so they can get i5 rigs :)

    Edit: I was going to get Windows 7 too, but didn't manage to find anywhere that was actually selling it for £50...
     
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  15. AuDioFreaK39

    AuDioFreaK39 IT Journalist

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    Well, as a TechNet Plus member I already have the final retail version of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 as well as a Core i7 Extreme-based PC. However, the real fight this holiday season is definitely going to be over who controls the market share of DirectX 11.

    AMD is on it's toes eagerly waiting to release "Evergreen" while Nvidia struggles with low chip yields and supposedly promises us "DX11 chips in Q4 2009," albeit in very limited quantities.

    With AMD already owning 52% of the mobile GPU market share, my heart grows weary for Nvidia as they rush to release a G80 architecture successor. I really hope they can kill that thing off so I can finally claim

    R.I.P. Nvidia G80
    November 2006 - November 2009

    Let's hope so.
     
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