I just got a reply in the thread about Keith’s interview with the Codemasters developers of F1 2010 that the gaming engine in use is an update of the EGO engine used in Dirt 2. It is DirectX 11 implementation for the PC version, while only OpenGL on PS3 and DirectX 9 on XBOX 360.
This means that the experience on the PC version will be much much better. Not only will you be able to run a much higher screen resolution on the PC version, with higher framerates (video card capabilities apply) but there a whole host of features in 11 which make DirectX 9 games look dull.
So if you are trying to decide which version of the game to buy, my advice would be PC, then XBOX then PS3 in that order.
You will need Windows Vista, or preferably Windows 7. There are only a handful of other games that support DX11 atm.
If you are looking to upgrade your graphics card for the game (as I am), here are some links to new DX11 supported cards:
* Nvidia GTX 480 and 490 series – multi monitor support – http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,2845,2361767,00.asp
* AMD (Formerly ATI) Radeon 58xx series – http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,2845,2354154,00.asp
I currently have an ATI card, and before that an NVidia – so I don’t prefer one or the other, but in the new series I think the general consensus is that the ATI cards are better. If anybody has any experience with any of these cards please let me know.
Most of these cards are $400+, and before you say ‘why not just buy an xbox’ you really really have to see these things running, especially in HD on a large 42″+ screen :)
If you are looking to spend no more than $150 and want a great card, checkout the Ati Radeon 4870