InQ flashback to FC patch 1.1

I think I remember <A HREF="http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=391919#391919" target="_new">mentioning this a while back</A>. :evil:

But the InQ re-confirms it (gotta hand it to them, they are bleeding-edge!) :tongue: ;
<A HREF="http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=16783" target="_new">http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=16783</A>

"Added support 'fro' PS3.0 shader profile."

All this time and they still didn't get that spelling error, or maybe it's support for the X800FRO we've be musing about. :lol:

Still need DX9.0C to take advanatge of it as expected, but it's already there, no 1.2 patch needed for that.


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Then WTF was entium talking about!? He doesn't know his arse from a hole in the ground.

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I don't know man, but really this was more about the InQ reporting something we talked about about 3 months ago!

And they can't use the excuse that this one was in German! :lol:


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I still can't believe entium talked so much crap about 1.2 being necessary for FarCry to use SM 3.0 (and subsequently get more performance)...when it was perfectly possible in 1.1. He uses their f*cking engine for the game he is developing!!! Shouldn't he know this???

BTW, I've seen a few IQ samples of CAT4.6 vs. 61.34 around the web today as I searched for an article to gripe about the X600XT and I discovered another huge reason to not get the 6800U (despite its improved performance)...the IQ is noticably HORRIBLE. I'll try to refind them to prove my point. I don't care how high FPS is if the image is grainy as all get out. AF/trilinear optimizations seem to be the least of nVidia's problems right now.

entium should rename these Magic Drivers (that obviously don't offer much in terms of performance) into Spattered-Texture Drivers.

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1.1 patch for far cry didn't improve performance for far cry just did alot of bug fixes for the gf 6 line of cards.

1.2 isn't necssary for far cry but its makes it look a hell of alot better.

the 61.34 drivers had a bug with af in some games (only in same areas of the games too).

Try the 61.45 dirvers they are much better. By the way IQ with gf 6 is just as good as the x800.

Well it takes time to get the kinks out of a new driver set with a new architextures, did you guys ever try the beta prerelease drivers for the 9700? They were bad. The 9700 preformed marginally better the the gf 4 ti 4600 and there was texture artifacts everywhere.

One reason we will never buy prerelease cards again.

You guys complain that IQ is so important, do you know when drivers have certain types of bugs like the AF bug with the 61.34 dirvers set actaully slows down performance?

Artfacts at the texture level is not good for a video card. No its not that its doing less calculations its actually do the same amount but now the artifacts cause pixel overdraw and this cause a huge number of increased calculations. (where ever the texture artifact appears each pixel is drawn twice)

There is alot of different aspects of drivers that has to be understood before you can make a statement like that fairy dust crap. If you really understand that yeah talk about and bitch about it. Don't say they are magic drivers because they improve performance. Why are they improving performance?
 

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And I don't do this to increase my post count. If people don't try to bitch slap me I would still only have like a couple hundred posts.

And no they never did add support of shaders 3.0 Otherwise I would be using it. Also we didn't get teh source for patch 1.1 because we said would wait for 1.2.
 

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architextures


sorry ,i had to ^_^

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you claim to not be trying to increase your postcount, and then you go and post dribble like this!?! you arent fooling no one





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im not serious. most of my posts are crap lol.

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if I wanted to icrease my post count I would be posting in every single thread. I try to stay with the ones that I'm more knowledgable about.

Whats eating at you Phail? jk :)
 

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nah im joking. nothings eating me..


i just found out that im totally late for this new training, for my work. i was supposed to be there for 9am, and now its 12:30pm... im going to call a half hour before my shift starts to let them know my alarm clock didnt go off right or something. hope they dont fire me!

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this one is in English! i demand translation to chinese just for me! :D:D:D

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