Originally Posted by ghazgull013
I plan on getting Vista. Im looking into a 9400 or 1705. When Vsita comes out with direct10x, will it be just as easy as ripping out my old vid card (1400x) and just buying a vid card thats d10x compatible??? There are rumors that directx10 vid cards wont be compaitible with current processors,cpu's, motherboards and power supplies. Any ideas/suggestions would be of help, thank you
It is highly likely that those romors are correct, so chances are overwhelming that you will not be able to upgrade to a DX10 graphics card.
Beyond that, however, it is not clear what your issue is. You will still be able to run Vista perfectly fine on DX9 hardware, you will continue to be able to run all current games, and you will also be able to run upcoming DX10 games, when they come out, albeit at reduced performance compared to a native DX10 card. However, there is nothing at all new about that situation: At some point, our hardware will not be able to run the newest games at maximum settings, simply because such games will be designed for future hardware.