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      Anonymous
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      Hi guys,

      Just doing some research at the moment, as our faculty is beginning the migration to Vista.

      From what I gather, Vista SP1 is released in the new year, with a patch / update for DirectX 10.0 to 10.1. The update is to include support for Shader Model 4.1 amongst other additions.

      Am I right in assuming that all existing graphics cards are going to be defunct (or is that too strong a word)? Or at least not capable of accessing the new features in SM 4.1? High-end cards like the 8800GTS, all of a sudden become second-class?

      I haven’t heard of BIOS updates for graphics cards.

      Anyone any thoughts on this?

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      Yep your right there. 8800 gts wont support 4.1. This seems to be a common complaint with this card. As for a bios upgrade, its possible to do this, but it generally falls into the domain of overclocking\home tweaks etc. Not reliable and posibly dodgy! I dont think any graphics card manufacture has ever released an official one. Probably because it increases the likilhood of people having to claim warranty repair :)

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      Anonymous
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      Hmmm.. Hard to believe the 8800 is already out of date when it comes to shaders ! The pace of change in the graphics hardware market never fails to surprise me.

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