First post, by KT7AGuy
Reading through various forums and articles, it would seem that the GeForce GTX 285 is probably the best all-around video card for WinXP systems.
Would you agree? If not, what do you think is the best all-around card for XP? Please consider stability, durability, and overall power.
For example, the GeForce 8 series cards had a high failure rate. Are any other series affected by a similarly high failure rate or other problems?
Another example: I have a 560 Ti 448 that works fine with both XP and Win7, but I remember reading somewhere that the GTX 285 plays better with DX9 apps and games. (Personally, I haven't noticed any problems.) The 750 Ti looks to also be a good choice, but I wonder about those potential DX9 issues.
At what point do modern cards start having issues with DX8? DX7? Should we even be concerned about DX7 or DX8 compatibility when it is easier and better to just keep a Win9x system around for such things?