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Old 01-05-05, 10:43 AM   #1
Daneel Olivaw
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Default Disabling PS2.0 on FX5900 made me happy

I'm currently running my FX5900XT (1 year old) with VS2.0/PS1.4
The visual loss is less than I expected, and the performance gain is tremendous. I realize this brings me pretty much back to my Ti4200 but at least now FarCry is smooth and I still have nice graphics.

Battle out of Hell looks incredible (outside the orphanage for example) even in PS1.4
I've lost a few reflections in painkiller, and some lighting (torches for example) have gone down in quality, but at least now I can have shadows. And in FarCry, no matter the setting before, inside the carrier was unplayable with those metal highlights.

Nvidia, The way it's meant to be played... not so much.
Bah, I'm still happy with the card. So, if newer games run like crap, FX users could think about disabling PS2.0 compliance. See for yourself, not everyone will like that though.
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