Smartshader??

Boco

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Hello I was wonder what smartshader is in short for my ati 9800 or a link to find out. I am configuring my d3d and there is a option for it. Currently it has "no effect" selected. Thanks.
 

Ris3n_Da3mon

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smartshader allows you to produce a cool looking effect using the pixel shader functionality of the radeon boards, such as making everything black and white, or turning the picture into ascii......it's quite fun to play around with, but some of them can really kill your fps!
 

eden

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It's actually more than that, Smartshader is the name ATi uses to refer to the DirectX API architecture used in there. While nFinite FX for nVidia was their DX8 architecture for geForce 3 and 4 and Smartshader (correct me if I'm wrong) 1.0 was ATi's DX8 for R200s, Smartshader 2.0 (and 2.1 now) is now DX9 for ATi and CineFX is DX9 for nVidia.

I wouldn't know why they would use the entire architecture technology name to talk about Pixel Shading effects that apply post-rendering.

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GeneticWeapon

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Smartshader is how ATi cheats in benchmarks. It automatically knows which shaders it can replace through app detection with inferior ones during a benchmark.
I'm on to them though and am about ready to blow the roof off their orginazation.

<b>I help because you suck</b>
 

eden

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So it was YOU who blew up Luigi's Pizzeria.... YOU BASTARD!!!

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eden

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Mario's now head chief of the local Spagh Kingdom. Guy knows his way around noodles.

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eden

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Yesss, but SPAGH! Halfway done! :smile:

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