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Omega53
10-27-04, 12:13 AM
Please :(

AthlonXP1800
10-27-04, 12:20 AM
Here will be more Nvidia demos when NV48 launch next month. :D

rewt
10-27-04, 12:21 AM
Wait till the next generation of GeForce cards come out. Oh, but don't forget you'll have to upgrade to play the demos. :lame:

I was lucky to see one of the GeForce 6 demos on my FX card.

ChrisRay
10-27-04, 12:23 AM
Wait till the next generation of GeForce cards come out. Oh, but don't forget you'll have to upgrade to play the demos. :lame:

I was lucky to see one of the GeForce 6 demos on my FX card.


Not neccasarily if the its more a refresh part, The 5800 could play the 5900 Demos like Dusk.

rewt
10-27-04, 12:29 AM
True. I guess as long as the card still plays new games thats all that really matters. I'm not one to upgrade every time a new card comes out ;) Too many student loans...

ChrisRay
10-27-04, 12:43 AM
True. I guess as long as the card still plays new games thats all that really matters. I'm not one to upgrade every time a new card comes out ;) Too many student loans...


In some cases where shader 2.0 code is used that doesnt exceed 512 instructions and still falls within the limits of 2.0A(or OpenGL equiv), The 5900 series could probably run alot of 6800 generated demos.

Omega53
10-27-04, 12:46 AM
I think 6800 Series will be able to run many demos of future generation cards for a while considering that next gen cards will still be based off of SM3.0. So With a 6 series card I think you will be able to play nv50 & r520 demos as long as they conform to standard shaders and dont use any non dx9c extensions.

dan2097
10-27-04, 09:08 AM
I think 6800 Series will be able to run many demos of future generation cards for a while considering that next gen cards will still be based off of SM3.0. So With a 6 series card I think you will be able to play nv50 & r520 demos as long as they conform to standard shaders and dont use any non dx9c extensions.

Actually the chances are that that would rule out the nv50 demos. None of Nvidias recent demos have been directx IIRC, all been opengl. Id have thought with a new architecture they'll have thought up some new feature that has its own opengl extensions and hence wouldnt work on th nv40 series.

The chances are fairly high on the r520 demos though altough I would be surprised if you wouldn't need a small fix or something to work around minor ihv specific coding such as 3dc or the formats used such as is needed to get ruby to work.