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I tried to build a sample application using XNA, but I got an error saying that Pixel Shader 1.1 was required, so I got a used Radeon X300 GPU that supports Pixel Shader.
I tried to build it again, but I got another error saying that "Your current graphics card does not support the XNA HiDef profile" and would not build.

Since that card seems to not be compatible, I guess I need to buy another one. What features should I look for to make sure that it's compatible with XNA?

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You need a DirectX 10 compatible GPU for running HiDef XNA games. Just change your project settings to Reach or get a compatible graphics card.

You can find more info on the differences between HiDef and Reach on this post from Shawn Hargreaves.

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