Originally posted by silence
i don't see why you insist on which path did nv30 use?
I realize that the average person doesn't care which code path the card takes.
I was explaining it to the people who may read this forum to support my argument that the performance of an alpha build of this engine may have no bearing on which card turns out to be better for the game once it's done.
The code that is doing the rendering on these cards in the alpha build may not even be touched when the final game is actually released. It would be like running a Quake 3 benchmark, seeing that card A is faster than card B, and then saying "See, card A is faster than card B at DoomIII !". There isn't enough correlation to support that conclusion.