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New iMacs can do DX10

Thanks to Radeon vid-cards.

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Technically minded, eagle eyed mutant creatures from the land of blogging have spotted that Apple's latest revision of iMac hardware introduces a pair of graphics cards capable of supporting DirectX 10.

Apple's not exactly banging its drum about this, naturally, but the inclusion of ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT and 2600 PRO graphics cards depending on the model you opt for does mean that those of you who intend to run Windows Vista using Boot Camp will be able to take advantage of DX10 functions in games like Crysis.

The full range of specs for the new iMacs can be pored over on Apple's website. Models featuring the DX10-compliant graphics cards are priced between GBP 799 and GBP 1459 on the UK Apple store.

One game that will support the Mac natively, of course, is id Software's Rage, unveiled on Friday. Indeed, John Carmack said the game wouldn't use DX10 features because, in his words, "There's nothing there that I'm dying to get my hands on." Suit yourself.

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