I know, for a fact, that they are trying to move away from an only photography program and widen their target audience. They have removed the word “photo” from the name, from one thing. They are also trying to use a different vocabulary in the marketing of the program.
For the graphic card you have, did you ever check the minimum requirement for X8? Maybe it would not be a problem. Unfortunately, there is no trial version until the official release. And at that point, i have no clue what the price will be, if there will be a special release price, etc.