Originally Posted by Digital_Trans
So new hardware will be required for Direct X 11 just like with Direct X 10 with the 8800 GTX/Ultras.
Yep. But considering that DX11 is nowhere near public release, and taking into account development time, it will probably be anywhere from 12-18 months before you'll see anything surface for it. Maybe longer.
Meanwhile, we all could've been enjoying a glimpse of what it will offer with DX10.1 in a plethora of games had Nvidia implemented it into their hardware already since their influence on developers is substantial. There are a few teams working with ATI on its implementation at the moment, but that group could've been much larger with support from both vendors.