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Old 10-16-04, 09:58 AM   #13
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Default Re: 12 Things You Need to Know About Running Half-Life 2

JakUp is the man at finding some cool stuff. I doubt this, but if CS:S is running better on a 6800 than a X800, you think HL2 will produce the same results? I think it's going to be too close to tell. ATI and Valve stuck this deal way back when and did not expect (sorry, my opinion) the 6800 to be better and faster than any ATI product. Any agree?
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Old 10-16-04, 10:50 AM   #14
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Woot Danke Sehr!
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Old 10-16-04, 11:25 AM   #15
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Well with the latest forceware its the opposite arround now. My XFX6800U runs the VST a little faster then my X800XT PE 134 vs 120 in 1280x1024 16xAF waterreflect on all. The 6800U has decent shaderunits.
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Old 10-16-04, 11:54 AM   #16
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ugh, sry about double-post.
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Old 10-16-04, 11:55 AM   #17
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i think as new drivers came out for nvidia they may have boosted performance in hl2 (as well as everything else). I saw this on my 6800u every time a driver came out, it just got a little bit faster. every claim they made about performance gaps between ati & nvidia may have been based on old drivers. I wouldn't worry too much, when the game is released there will be a driver that will perform better then what they predict.
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oh man, that crossbow looks SWEEEEEEET!
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Very good info . thanks jak !
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oh man, that crossbow looks SWEEEEEEET!
Shoot yeah it does, it's even got a scope on it!!! This game is going to rock. Today is supposivly the day that HL2 is going gold so I guess we'll see what happens.
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Old 10-18-04, 08:22 AM   #21
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every claim they made about performance gaps between ati & nvidia may have been based on old drivers.
I suspect this is the case because the lead time for magazines is at least 2-3 months, six weeks if you really hustle. There have been plenty of new drivers leaked since that interview took place. I personally suspect the performance difference will not be more than 5-10% either way.

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Old 10-18-04, 04:11 PM   #22
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1. Daddy likes him some cross bow! Me wants it!

2. Is it legal to post scans of magazines like that?

3. Guy asks about 64bit and PCI-e, but not about SM 3.0 or RT-HDR lighting.

4. still a good read...Thanks!
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every claim they made about performance gaps between ati & nvidia may have been based on old drivers.
Well, the last time that I saw claims on ATI beating NVIDIA in HL2, it was when the ATI 9800 XT was released. NVIDIA kinda slacked with the 5xxx series (sorry 5xxx owners, I owned a 5200, pretty sad). Looks like ATI is going to get PWNED by NVIDIA.
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