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Old 08-30-05, 11:25 AM   #13
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Good info. Any estimate on the release date?
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Old 08-30-05, 11:30 AM   #14
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I would imagine 2 months would hold for WHQL release, Rollo mentioned seeing them soon on NZONE as beta.
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Old 08-30-05, 11:39 AM   #15
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Is Nvidia using beta testers in the community like ATI is yet? If this got by the internal testers I'd say they are blind to not see it.

I know ATI is getting crushed by NV right now, however I do really like the way ATIs drivers are tested by gamers in the community, make it easy to submit feedback and bugs and update drivers monthly. I saw a few problems I saw submitted with the ATI drivers get fixed within one driver cycle. Was pretty cool to actually get some results and that quickly!
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Old 08-30-05, 11:50 AM   #16
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I am sorry, but am I blind? I'm seeing absolutely no diffence in shimmering amounts between the two sets of drivers. In other words, judging from videos above, there's no fix of shimmering with new drivers, at least on 7800gtx (which is what I have).
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uppering IQ with no speed loss means that they had also improved performance?
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Old 08-30-05, 12:15 PM   #18
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uppering IQ with no speed loss means that they had also improved performance?
No, it means it was just a bug. HQ is still lower performance than Quality so nothing but a bug has been fixed.
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Old 08-30-05, 12:17 PM   #19
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I am sorry, but am I blind? I'm seeing absolutely no diffence in shimmering amounts between the two sets of drivers. In other words, judging from videos above, there's no fix of shimmering with new drivers, at least on 7800gtx (which is what I have).
I didn't notice a difference either, but I'll take Chris's word that it shows a big improvement on other titles. Like he said the night/day difference and low resolution (640x480) likely affected the IQ as well.
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I suppose that title should be "shimmer-free drivers" ??

anyway its good news no doubt , but it wont be an interesting matter until people get to try them out.
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Old 08-30-05, 12:22 PM   #21
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the 78.03HQGTX vid should be at the same daylight as the 77.77HQGTX vid. Can't see that much at night

those that can't see any diff: look at the left edge of the stone path...
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Old 08-30-05, 12:46 PM   #22
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Does this have anything to do with this new INQ story

"Germans claim Nvidia caught "over optimising" "
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=25807

Those guys noticed a texture shimmering problem when you are using normal driver settings. This was the case with NV40 cards but you could resolve this flickering by using high quality driver settings. This won't work on G70 based cards, so the guys well known for its thorough benchmarks went digging a little deeper into the chip.

It turns out that Nvidia is not doing anisotropic filtering the way it should and that the picture quality is the one to suffer. You will get the shimmering effect on your textures whenever you are using Geforce 7800GTX cards but you won't see this using Radeon cards.

The guys claimed that all NV40 and G70 cards will suffer from the same flickering problem and that these cards have "by far worse AF quality". They also add that Nvidia got the flickering because it was using general under sampling and as a result is getting the flickers. It's interesting to note that older Geforce 5800 Ultra won't suffer from this, just the new cards that 6800 or 7800 based.
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Yeah, I dont see a difference in the vids either, I see bad shimmering on both, and I definitely get the shimmering issues with every game I play. I have 7800GTX.

Hope this gets fixed....
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Here's my question, if you put the settings to High Quality mode, it kills performance in a game like HL2 when playing @ 1600x1200 4xaa 16xaf, so what setting should I reduce? HQ mode does what, exactly? Add it's own AF? So then to even out performance I should do like 4xaa/4xaf?


I wish they would come up with a fix for quality mode, why is it only HQ? Why not fix the option 99% of us use?
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