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Old 11-05-07, 11:21 AM   #1
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Default [H]ardOCP Reviews DX10 Gears of war, 25fps drop for no IQ increase.

Gears of War is being released on the PC this week and we’ve got an exclusive look at performance and image quality in this game under Windows Vista in DX10. We test the GeForce 8800 GTX, GTS, and GT along with the Radeon HD 2900 XT. We cover DX9 vs. DX10 and best gameplay experience.

DX10 On = No Advantage

We are not sure exactly what turning on DX10 does, but we do know it causes a large performance drop on every video card. In our testing we found absolutely no image quality differences by turning this to “On.” The only benefit was being able to use “On/Antialiasing” for 4X AA, but you need a very fast video card to use that setting. If you have a GeForce 8800 GTX/Ultra level video card you can enjoy that setting. But on the GeForce 8800 GT/GTS and Radeon HD 2900 XT you will have to sacrifice other in-game options or resolutions in order to use 4X AA. It is rather a shame because we noticed that 4X AA does improve the visual quality of this game in a noticeable way.

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Damn, that sucks. *sigh
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Old 11-05-07, 11:29 AM   #2
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This DX10 business is turning out to worse and yet worse.

No doubt that DX10 will allow for some crazy **** at some point, but we have all gradually come to the realisation that it sure as hell isn't a beneficial change of API just yet..
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This was an xbox 360 port. I don't see why anyone was expecting any better.
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No 2xAA option?. 0xAA or 4xAA, that sucks for 1920x1200, I can't use more than 2xAA in modern games for getting above 40fps. I hope they have a really good reason for it.
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This was an xbox 360 port. I don't see why anyone was expecting any better.
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Old 11-05-07, 11:39 AM   #7
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This was an xbox 360 port. I don't see why anyone was expecting any better.
Yes, perhaps, but the Unreal 3 engine has been build from the ground up for PC, long before there was anything like the Xbox360.
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renaming exe to bioshock should help with aa under xp
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Old 11-05-07, 11:50 AM   #9
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i talked to my local retailer he said people stay out of Vista nad rather use Xp or goes LInux well DX10 seems to be a flop or might bite MS in the ass and they have to do it all over again damn it canīt they do anything right
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Default Re: [H]ardOCP Reviews DX10 Gears of war, 25fps drop for no IQ increase.

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i talked to my local retailer he said people stay out of Vista nad rather use Xp or goes LInux well DX10 seems to be a flop or might bite MS in the ass and they have to do it all over again damn it canīt they do anything right
they don't have to do it all over again they simply put out DX10.1.. thats MS for all of us
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Old 11-05-07, 12:03 PM   #11
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i talked to my local retailer he said people stay out of Vista nad rather use Xp or goes LInux well DX10 seems to be a flop or might bite MS in the ass and they have to do it all over again damn it canīt they do anything right
lol yea right, that's NEVER going to happen, that's MS for you there. Vista and DX10 is the future, deal with it. Perhaps we will see better things in future with DX10
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The inner IQ ***** in me will buckle and run it under Vista.
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