When will we see DX10 on MBPs?

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  1. Yixian macrumors 65816

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    Anyone have any guesses as to when MacBook Pros will ship with DirectX 10 compatible GPUs?
     
  2. Yixian thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ooh nice, any dibs on what will be in the next models?
     
  3. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    Probably 8800M.
     
  4. Yixian thread starter macrumors 65816

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  5. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    All the above is pie in the sky.Im waiting to upgrade my old girl (and my macbook pro)Until they release them why speculate you may be disapointed
     
  6. Catch macrumors 6502

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    True, but its not called MacRumors for nothing! :D

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  7. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    Only Apple can tell you that. But I would imagine the 256 to be on the base 15" model and 512 on the high end 15" and 17". No promises.
     
  8. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    True you got me on that one, but it might be like christmas you want a xbox 360 and end up with a pair of socks
     
  9. Yixian thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm just thinking... Spore, StarCraft 2, Alan Wake maybe, and who knows..

    Crysis?

    Wondering if it's a pipe dream to hope the next MBPs can handle those games on medium to high.
     
  10. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    The current MBPs can handle those games perfectly. Remember that it's the fastest Vista laptop! :)
     
  11. Scorch07 macrumors 6502

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    Spore is coming in a Mac version anyway. As for the others I don't know
     
  12. Andrmgic macrumors 6502a

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    I would be surprised if the current MBP is unable to run starcraft 2. Blizzard's games never have high requirements.
     
  13. Yixian thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Oh I meant via. boot camp :D ie. I wonder when we'll get a MBP that can run those games well (via. boot camp or natively).
     
  14. shoulin333 macrumors 6502a

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    ummm all you need is Vista on a current macbook pro.

    XP will never support dx10


    the 8600 GT is a fully dx 10 card
     
  15. pr5owner macrumors 65816

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    LMAO, i really hope your joking about the fastest vista laptop...

    i would like to see the MBP try and hold a candle to the Sager 9262

    http://www.pctorque.com/sager-9262-gaming-computers.php

    Quad Core
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    tripple HDD's in Raid 0
     
  16. JWest macrumors 6502

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    No. It requires too much power and produces WAY too much heat for the current 1" MBP chassis. Not physically possible in the current MBP's.
     
  17. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    if you want to be able to use directx 10 though you need to install vista via boot camp
     
  19. Yixian thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The current cards can probably handle StarCraft 2 perfectly well, but Crysis? Alan Wake? That's why I'm wondering what we've got coming next. What kind of Crysis performance we'll get out of the next MBPs.
     
  20. djinn macrumors 68000

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    According to some review sites DX10 isn't all what it cracks up to be. So I wouldn't soil your shorts yet over DX10. Maybe 2008 will be the turning point.

    Crysis is a game that is very hard on even the fastest 8800 GTX video cards, even in SLi mode. Remember that A. Laptops aren't true gaming machines and B. the MBP might be able to play a lot of games out there, but don't think its going to be a top performer giving you 60+ fps.
     
  21. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

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    Crysis is a laughing stock.

    The only cool thing about this game is the graphics (and boy is it awesome :eek:) but you need some kind of futuristic supercomputer to play it with decent graphics and decent frames (and you need those frames if you want to not die). The game itself warrants that you buy your own Quadcore SLI 8800GT PC psychocomputer and I just find that silly for one freaking game. Games should be about gameplay and if the graphics follows along, so much the better. This is why COD4 is so much more playable.

    I doubt you would be able to buy a MBP in the near future and actually play Crysis without getting annoyed that you're not getting decent graphics out of it.

    Besides, dx9 gets better FPS than dx10 right?

    Oh yeah, here's a funny reference.
     

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