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Old 05-19-04, 08:44 PM   #285
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Default Re: I Played FarCry with Pixel Shader 3.0

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Originally Posted by Lfctony
As far as the X800XT being more CPU limited, it can push more than the 6800 (fillrate) at lower resolutions before both cards become GPU limited. So at normal detail, both cards will score the same, but the X800XT would have been able to stretch its legs more with a faster CPU. Thats what I meant.
fillrates are irrelelvant in lower resolutions where the cpu is the bottleneck....

as far as your comment, "the X800XT would have been able to stretch its legs more with a faster CPU", it's really irrelevant since there is no cpu avail that has enough of a perf increase you could find the point at which this would actually happen...

and when is the last card you've seen which reached its maximum theoretical limits? hmm.. let me take a wild guess.. never?

it's much easier comparing at higher resolutions and higher settings - the results there are tangible, comparing real world perf makes much more sense than paper specifications...
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