Originally posted by Captain Beige
ATI cards don't support FP16, only FP24, since FP24 is part of the DX9 specification but FP16 is not and is therefore useless for a true DX9 card. this is not like vsync. vsync is an option not part of a standard. nvidia cards using FP16 unless specifically asked for FP32 is ridiculous.
it would be like a company claiming to have an equal oportunities policy but discriminating against people unless you specifically told them not to be prejudiced against every possible kind of lifestyle and if you accidentally left anyone out they'd bully them until they accpeted lower pay, and then saying it was okay because you didn't say you wanted them to be treated fairly and boasting about how great they are at cutting costs.
Errm ATI cards fully support Floating Point 16 bit precision, Using the r200 pathway on Doom 3 is ran in 16 bit precision.
I dunno where the heck you learned that the r300 cannot do 16 bit precision.
And Vsync used to be part of DX specification. Microsoft would not certify any drivers that allowed for Vsync to be turned for until like the year 2001.