So anyone who plans to buy Direct X 10 hardware and plans to use its full potential will have to buy Vista as well.
The current driver model on the Windows XP is the limitation. One of the key points of Direct X 10 is to be the ability to have more independent objects and the current driver model on Windows XP simply won't be able to deal with it.
Direct X 10 hardware will of course run Direct X 9 games and it is also supposed to do so fast.
The Vole, ATI, Nvidia and the other creators of the Direct X 10 specification wanted to make sure that you will be offered the toppest-notch gaming experience.
We still have to hold our breath and wait and see real hardware running real games on the final Vista Direct X 10 API but give it some time. µ
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