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Old 11-27-05, 08:18 AM   #1
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I wonder if it is possible to run demos like Nalu on a FX 5950 Ultra. Im sure it will go slow if you just run it the way it is. But is there a way to dumb it down, change the shader version, lower the quality just enough for it to run? that would be interesting.
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Not likely, as new demos are designed to take advantage of hardware features not found in older cards. It wouldn't make much sense to offer a technology showcase of your brand new product if it runs on something older (and I don't even mean that it has to run well).
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I am able to run the new luna demo meant for the 7 series rather smoothly on my lowly 6600gt i dont know if the same situation applies to your fx though
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Wont be possible on FX.
it runs on the 6600GT coz both geforce 6 and 7 families have the same features. While FX doesnt.
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it runs on the 6600GT coz both geforce 6 and 7 families have the same features. While FX doesnt.
They both are SM3 compliant, but the 7 series has Transparency AA.
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Well, transparency AA is an added feature in gf7, overall, their feature sets are identical to gf6's.
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Transparency AA isn't in direct relationship to the DirectX 9.0c featureset. The DirectX features are the relevant ones, and the FX series doesn't support the appropriate DX9 features (SM/VS 3.0, etc).
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I wonder if it is possible to run demos like Nalu on a FX 5950 Ultra. Im sure it will go slow if you just run it the way it is. But is there a way to dumb it down, change the shader version, lower the quality just enough for it to run? that would be interesting.
Yes Nalu does run on a Geforce FX but it's very slow, even with a FX 5900 it only ran at about 1fps and was outclassed by the Geforce 6200 TC which runs Nalu at 4fps.
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