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Thread: Half-Life 2 DirectX 9 Performance




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    Here's a story I posted at Driver Heaven earlier today! As I'm pushed for time, I'll post it as is.

    I recently posted an article from Beyond 3D called ATI vs. Nvidia Tomb Raider: Angel Of Darkness DX9 Benchmarks! The importance of this benchmark is that it is the first to full utilise PS2.0 DX9 functionality within a gaming environment.

    What most people seem to have missed was they weren't looking at the game which in our Great leaders words "Zardon: I agree totally the game is utter garbage" but were looking at how well ATI's and Nvidia's High end and Midrange cards compared when the DX9 Pixel Shader 2.0 functionality is enable! Here's a rip from the thread.

    Looking at the benchmarks , Nvidia is getting a spanking! also worth noting is that in all cases Cg compiled shaders were enabled for the NVIDIA boards and disabled for the ATI boards. There is no difference in the output of the shaders compiled by Cg, however this should represent the the best case for the NVIDIA boards.

    WaltC: I think if you read the article you'll see that the game runs much less "sh*tty" on the Radeons...

    Come on, now, after all the huff & puff coming out of nVidia about using "real 3d games" you surely can't object to using a real DX9 game as a test...? It's not a benchmark--it's a real 3d game. Lots of "real 3d games" run far less optimally than benchmarks, and other 3d games. Doesn't mean they aren't "real 3d games," however. What's interesting to me about this game is the fact that it's probably the first real DX9 game to hit the market, and looking at nVidia's DX9-feature support scores in this game it's not hard to see why the company quit FutureMark last year... If anything, nVidia's DX9 feature performance is even worse in this "real 3d game" than it is in 3dMk03.... It's an eye-opener in that regard, IMO...

    and I said this at the time WaltC is right with what he says and just wait and see what happens when Half-Life 2 is released? I bet you wished you'd had bought an ATI card .

    Now over to my good freind Matt Burris at 3DGPU

    This isn't confirmed as 100% official, so keep that in mind. On the HalfLife2.net forums, a gamer emailed Gabe Newell of Valve Software, and asked him a question in regards to GeForce FX cards dismal performance in Tomb Raider using PS 2.0 brought up by the article on Beyond3D (see this post). Here's the question he asked Gabe:

    Is a ATi 9800pro card really alot better for HL2 then Nvidia's FX5900? Or is the difference not that big (quality & fps wise)?

    For the answer he got: head on over to 3DGPU

    http://www.3dgpu.com/modules/news/ar...hp?storyid=315

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    Well if it's true then it's good for ATI & bad for Nvidia, what we should hope for though is some new solid drivers released in time for the game.

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    Why must we wait for Sept. 30th for HL2 ???? Dammit ! I want this game NOW !!!!! :woot:

    P.S. I have an AIW 9700 Pro, I'm not worried...
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    Five days ago I didn't even know who Gordon Freeman was, I'd heard of Half-Life but never played it, and of course Half-Life 2 as one of the most anticipated game releases of the year. But yesterday I spent 30 minutes in a tiny cinema, my host's, the G-man and a Valve employee introducing me to Gordon, his friends and his enemies. Start saving because you'll need a great graphics card to reproduce the effects I witnessed yesterday, but it will be well worth it, believe me. Finally Hollywood type effects are coming to the PC as computer gaming marches on to the next level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E^vol
    Why must we wait for Sept. 30th for HL2 ???? Dammit ! I want this game NOW !!!!! :woot:

    P.S. I have an AIW 9700 Pro, I'm not worried...
    Probably going to be longer than that... not to be negative, but September 30 is still only tentative :(.

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    for both companies regarding this game.................and, although this game will push graphic limits to a degree, it will be nothing compared to doom 3/ ut2004 64 bit code

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