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Old 10-02-03, 06:09 AM   #33
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Default Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Anand posts Initial HL2 results with new Dets

Originally posted by theultimo
I think some people invested a lot into their FX cards, and want SOME performance out of it. If it can make some people happy, so be it, but you'll always know the truth of the Drivers
Well, you have a point there. They should do whatever it takes to make games playable on their cards. They just shouldn't do it in such a way that the end-user does not know what they are doing. There should be some kind of check box or something the end-user can select to turn this stuff on or off or at least tell them what they are doing in a readme file. They should do about anything to make the card get up to about 60fps, but after that, they are not doing it to make the game playable anymore. After 60 fps, they are just cheating to make their benchmarks look better than the competition. Is is right for them to reduce image quality just to get 120 fps when they were already getting 100 fps just because their competition is getting 110 fps? I think not.

The only reason they can even get away with this is because there is no benchmark for image quality. If there was a way to benchmark both fps and IQ, the GFFX would not be seen in such a great light.
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