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Old 03-30-03, 12:58 PM   #10
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Originally posted by digitalwanderer
So nVidia is just going to use 16-bit precision unless the application/game SPECIFICALLY calls for 24FP?





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Do I EVEN want to ask if you think that all DX9 apps will call for 24FP by default or do you think they'll query the driver for a preference?


(Damn it, I just didn't want them to be able to wiggle their way out of this that easily!)

To be honest, I think it will depend upon the ap. It might be similar to vsync, "Aplication preference" And or always force 16 or always force 32 bit.

I really don't know.

I don't really know what to think of the scenerio right now, Do I believe 16 bit precision is enough for games of today and possibly tommorrow? ya I think 16 bit will be plenty,


Do I think this is good PR for Nvidia? No I do not, Nvidia is damned if they do and damned if they don't. I'm thankful that I'm in a situation where I can watch and see without tramatically being affected by whats to come.

in the end tho I think most vendors will opt to use 16 bit on both ATI and Nvidia cards, I have two reasons to believe this. Performance and negligable IQ increases, And Nvidia's influence in the gaming division right now.


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I sadly believe you're right...
That's why I'm proposing this approach
Not quite sure I follow here?

What exactly are you proposing?
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