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Old 05-16-04, 11:37 AM   #116
RickCain
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Default Re: I Played FarCry with Pixel Shader 3.0

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Originally Posted by Nv40
FArcry 3.0 not only use DM but also use dynamic SOftshadows in the Nv40 in outdoors . because Sm3.0 allows many Lighting techques in a single pass to be done without an extremely big penalty hit. that it will take in SM2.0 class hardware many passes.
Please stop making excuses for the lack of good PS2.0 support on the NV lines of cards. PS3.0 will not be the end all for graphics. The NV40 doesn't have enough horse power to even render true PS2.0, what makes you think it can do full 3.0? It can't. Did you bother to see the NV40 demo machines at E3 ran at a blazing 25fps? Nice FUD

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Originally Posted by Nv40
SM3.0 patch improve alot the graphics!! without much effort ,same will happen in other SM2.0 games.use more DX9 effects than the retail game in ATI or Nvidia cards. so thats why the lower performance. not because Sm3.0 is slow ,but because is doing much more in the IQ department. but the good thing is that you have a choice. to run in mixed ps1.1/2.0 mode like the retail game is.. or to run completly under SM3.0 mode. which only the NV40 has. nad performance is something that can be improved by using lower resolutions and lower AA settings.
Yes PS3.0 should make cards faster, but what will be the excuse for the 6800? Beta drivers, bug?

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Originally Posted by Nv40
without SM3.0 hardware you simply -dont have a choice- of prettiers graphics. is that simple. if someone give the the option to play..
FArcry at..
Oh yes you do, it's just the NV40 can't do it. Plain and simple

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Originally Posted by Nv40
1)1600x1200 4xAA/8xAF using ps1.1/2.0
If I were going to spend hard money on a 500.00 card, I would expect to run at 1600x1200 6/8 AA and 16 AF. ATI can do that today and at full 2.0; which is much more than the NV40 can do.

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Originally Posted by Nv40
2)1280x1024 4xAA/8xAF using ps1.1/2.0 but also SM3.0 with much prettier graphics but in lower AA/AF/Resolution settings..
Way to make excuses for the lack of true horsepower........ Funny thing is nowhere in your post did you talk about when M$ is going to release DX9.0C. Without that, the PS3.0 talk to smoke and mirrors.
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