Originally posted by Hellbinder
I dont think you understand. We are not talkng about an "Edge in IQ" here. This means no HDR support, and many of the effects simply wont even be close to the same.
I have to be honest it really bugs me that people simply do not understand the nature of whats going on. Because it means that Nvidia is likely to get away with it. This is not a true representation of "Mixed-Mode". Mixed mode is FP16/FP32 and is fully DX9. Valves shaders were already completely optomized in this way for the entire FX line. This is obviously a complete Replacement of the games code as Nvidia sees fit to get their numbers up.
What if ATi Suddenly stopped rendering half the effects and reduced some Quality and gained 30FPS over what they have now. Would you guys all sit around here and Applaud ATi.. patting them on the back and Cheering for what an amazing job the Driver team did???
Yet the line of people are already forming to congradulate Nvidia as heros for doing Exactly That.
Believe me. I completely understand the situation.
I just say that if they could put out that kind of score, they have already done a great job(imagine how many shader codes they have to modified).
They had chosen the wrong path and now they have to work hard to get around with it.
Please note that, I didn't say this make them win. In fact, they can't win me over just because it beats 9800 score. Because I care about the image quality and the HDR effects.
But for those who had already bought a FX card, don't you think it's a good thing?