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Old 09-22-07, 06:19 PM   #484
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Default Re: Official Flight Simulator X Thread

Originally Posted by m3dude
water and bloom should have zero effect on cpu, it should be purely a gpu burden
Well its not purely a GPU burden. You obviouly didn't read the link to the developers blog which I posted last time you posed that question. It answers that question quite nicely.

Bloom and high water both require a second rendering pass. Read this blog post for details. Its a quick read.

Originally Posted by Phil Taylor
Water 2.hi, like our other 2 2nd pass features ( shadows, bloom ) basically cuts your FPS in half.
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