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Old 05-19-04, 03:59 PM   #277
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Default Re: I Played FarCry with Pixel Shader 3.0

Originally Posted by hovz
thats 1 of about 2 or 3 benches out of like 15 that it scores that high in far cry. toms hardware is as biased to nvidia as some other sites are to ati. the best review i have seen is digit life.

That is not Tom's.

There is more than one game where the X800 cards don't even bother to render the shadows. I guess those are as equally useless as full trilinear. I almost sure they are handling them in Painkiller though. Observe the differences between the X800XT/6800U at 1200x1600 with the X800XT using a lower level of AA, 2xAA vs. 4xAA for the 6800U.Again, 1200x1600 is where these these card show what they can do. Owning a 9800pro I know shadows have more often that not hit Ati cards hard. See below:

X800XT Painkiller
bottom chart, 1200x1600 2xAA/8xAF AVG 70FPS.

6800U Painkiller
bottom chart again, 1200x1600 4xAA/8xAF AVG 113FPS

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