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Old 09-20-03, 06:06 PM   #102
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Originally posted by fivefeet8
I took them in generally the same place.
they are quite very different places when it comes to comparing IQ.
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The fps difference is considerable though. I was also trying to get shots of the light effects and see if there was a difference with them. Seems like those are haven't changed. Also the Pixel Shaded oil effects doesn't seem to be changed in any way as well. The shiny reflective metal in DM-Rustatorium also look the same as with the 45.23's. But of course it runs much faster now.
usually nvidia's IQ lowering optimization involves only a little bit of IQ reduction, its not something easy to spot if you dont put the same frames side by side to check.
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I don't think nvidia can optimize every game, but from my testing of these 51.75's, most of my PC games seems to be running noticeably faster. Some have gained as much as 15 fps from the previous 45.23's. Most noticeable in Need For Speed Hp2.
they can globally apply "optimizations" if they want, like they force disable trilinear filtering in ut2k3 and forced lower fp precision in previous drivers.
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