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Old 07-02-04, 12:40 AM   #58
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Default Re: Far Cry Benchmarks - Shader Model 2.0 vs 3.0

Originally Posted by farmorfarmor
Does the image quality improve with sm3 at the same time performance increase?
This can't be overstated at this early stage. This from Anandtech as it is stated very well:

there will be no new eye candy available through the SM3.0 path. The game should be rendered exactly the same way it was under SM2.0, and we will take a look at IQ as we go through our tests just to make sure that we keep on track. This is a very important point to take away as it means that regardless of whether you buy an ATI X800 or an NVIDIA 6800, the game will still look and play the same.
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