However, it is not obvious that the company will be the first to market with DirectX 10 compliant drivers, since the drivers are continuously leaking through the schedule.
We heard a lot of theories and explanations from people inside Nvidia and that info constantly kept changing.
During December, we even heard a theory that DirectX 10 is late and is not shipping with Vista and that the API will be ready in March - since Vista was being delivered to businesses and members of MSDN network, that story didn't hang together for long.
Windows Vista will become a retail reality in a matter of a few days, and the team at Nvidia is working hard on producing drivers that would be able to show DX10 in all of its glory. However, all is not done, because the driver isn't stable yet.
Developing DX10 games often ends up with this screen...
While running a preview version of DirectX 10 title, several random reboots happened. Luckily, Vista is a fast rebooter, but still - Nvidia has plenty of work ahead. µ
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