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Hellbinder
04-07-03, 12:14 PM
here we go... Tech-Report. used ballanced. ooops i mean *Quality* mode to bench agaisnt the 9800pro. Suprise.. what do you know.. its pretty fast.. :roll:
Taken from the new Tech-REport 9800pro Vs 5800 Ultra Review..

The GeForce FX runs Quake III especially well, so it has a bit of advantage here in overall performance. In terms of scaling, there aren't many surprises, either. The FX takes a little more of a performance hit with trilinear filtering than the GeForce4 does, but it's so much faster overall, no one will complain.

Incidentally, I used the "Quality" setting in the NVIDIA "Performance & Quality Settings" control panel throughout my performance testing. There are two other options, "Application" and "Performance". Let's take a look at what the three settings do.

He runs all his benchmarks with the *Quality* mode on the FX. Not suprising the FX performs pretty darn good against the 9800pro running *Quality* mode. Nice job by the [N] lowering their standards even further..

Btw, this is not an overly bad comparrison/review. He is pretty hard in some areas on the FX.. so its not a biased review imo. There is stiill the silly comments like "if only" etc... to deal with. simply shows that Nvidia has successfully now.. degraded for the forseeable future any Benchmark comparrisons done by a majority of sites and magazines..

http://www.tech-report.com/reviews/2003q2/geforcefx-5800ultra/index.x?pg=1

Solomon
04-07-03, 01:00 PM
Would you bite back the hand that feeds? It's common practice to make the product look semi-good in order to please the PR folks who gave you the "FREE!!!!" hardware. You don't think they would actually slam the product so they wouldn't get anymore "FREE!!!!" samples now would ya?

Regards,
D. Solomon Jr.
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volt
04-07-03, 01:02 PM
Great, I actually like it :)

walkndude
04-07-03, 01:35 PM
Well hellbinder how about you post some actual in game screenshots showing what a huge IQ difference there is between
the 5800 quality 8x ani and the 9700/9800 quality 8x ani. Some good games to check may be nolf/nolf2, morrowind, splintercell, bf1942, unreal2, arx fatalis, medal of honor, rctw, jedi knight, gta3...

Until then your assumptions are just that, assumptions.

Uttar
04-07-03, 01:45 PM
Well, it's still better than ATI cheating on their colored mipmaps :rolleyes:
Okay, so we don't know for sure exactly what they're doing yet. But we DO know something isn't quite normal. That's for a Radeon 8500 BTW, no idea if it's the case for a Radeon 9700 too.

http://www.beyond3d.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5201&start=20

And it might not impact AF performance. But still, it ain't pretty *either* - nVidia's actions those days aren't a lot better. But are they worse? Because that's all that matters, IMO. And it's hard to say...


Uttar

digitalwanderer
04-07-03, 02:02 PM
Originally posted by Hellbinder
here we go... Tech-Report. used ballanced. ooops i mean *Quality* mode to bench agaisnt the 9800pro. Suprise.. what do you know.. its pretty fast.. :roll:
Taken from the new Tech-REport 9800pro Vs 5800 Ultra Review..

He runs all his benchmarks with the *Quality* mode on the FX. Not suprising the FX performs pretty darn good against the 9800pro running *Quality* mode. Nice job by the [N] lowering their standards even further..

Btw, this is not an overly bad comparrison/review. He is pretty hard in some areas on the FX.. so its not a biased review imo. There is stiill the silly comments like "if only" etc... to deal with. simply shows that Nvidia has successfully now.. degraded for the forseeable future any Benchmark comparrisons done by a majority of sites and magazines..

http://www.tech-report.com/reviews/2003q2/geforcefx-5800ultra/index.x?pg=1

You forgot one thing:

Originally not posted by Hellbinder, but probably meant to be;
"Nyah-nyah!!! Told ya so!!!", says Hellbinder while wiggling his fingers with his thumbs firmly planted in his ears.



:p ;)

volt
04-07-03, 06:04 PM
IIRC, you only reported on it. You didnt get the information directly.

walkndude
04-07-03, 08:48 PM
funny thing is hellbinder cut and pasted the same post at other sites...

http://www.beyond3d.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5236

ChrisRay
04-07-03, 09:18 PM
Its like Hellbinder is on some kinda crusade heh

solofly
04-08-03, 01:59 AM
Originally posted by walkndude
funny thing is hellbinder cut and pasted the same post at other sites...

http://www.beyond3d.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5236

Lets see... Brainwashing?