DirectX 10 graphics card demand won't pick up until Windows Vista launch

Posted on Wednesday, November 15 2006 @ 07:46:11 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Industry sources believe demand for DirectX 10 compatible graphics cards like the GeForce 8800 won't pick up until the launch of Windows Vista in January.
The sources claimed that despite Nvidia's head-start, it may not be too late for ATI to launch its R600 that supports DirectX 10 in the first quarter of 2007 because insufficient software support currently is hampering demand.

But the launch of Vista is expected to drive up graphics cards demand 20-30% in the retail market, the sources said.