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Old 09-28-08, 05:48 AM   #47
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Default Re: Why did NVIDIA skip the revision of Direct X 10.01 on their 9800 GTX/GX2/GTX 260/

Originally Posted by Heinz68 View Post
Absolute nonsense. Can you give us some source about your accusation or is it just in your head?
Some links please and don't waste time with forum post like yours, some people have no problem to repeat it.
For example about this conspiracy ; "ATI successfully manage to lobby MS to include in DX 10.1 some features which they are better prepared to implement than NVidia. DirectX is Microsoft's proprietary, so nothing can stop them from giving one IHV a favor over another." I wonder why we didn't hear NVIVIDIA or the game developers screaming murder about it?
Gstanford is correct. DX10.1 is pretty meaningless. There are no games that support it. When will there be games? Who knows. What games have been announced that will support it? A handful of RTS games. When will they launch? Who knows.

Someone like me who doesn't play RTS games has no reason to care about DX10.1 at all.

Someone who plays RTS games might have a reason to care, but they may not. By the time the handful of games are released, current hardware may be slow. Anyone else remember "Better have a 9700 for Half Life 2!" and then by the time it launched a 9700 was a slow card, and worse yet it's DX9 performance was abysmal?

The same may well happen here- by the time the handful of RTS games supporting DX10.1 launch, there will likely be much better DX11 cards.

Of course, underneath all this is we have no idea what DX10. 1 will bring to the table for the handful of RTS games. A small speed increase?

Is a small speed increase in some a few unreleased RTS games worth losing out on PhysX and stereo totally? When the stereo monitors launch this year, there will be support for 350 titles. 350 is a lot more than 5, and seeing things in true 3d is a lot better than the small performance increase of 10.1. There are currently 3 titles that support PhysX, with more coming next month.

IMHO, anyone buying a card for DX10.1 just fell off the crazy train- it's a total non event, a fart in the wind.

Originally Posted by Heinz68 View Post
AMD/ATI is first to support new extensions for OpenGL 3.0 with official drivers.
LINK or Google for more.
Not that a few days matters a whole lot, but NVIDIA was claiming first OpenGL 3 support 3 days before that article:

This whole topic is just pathetic. It's the equivalent of some ATi fanboys yelling "Why doesn't NVIDIA have a tesselator??! We all NEED a tesselator!!!"

And the response is "For what? No games use it, very, very few ever will."

ATi has a long history of introducing features that never really see the light of day, blaming NVIDIA for not making their bad choices is assinine.
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