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Old 09-21-2006, 08:36 PM   #1
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Default Shader Model 2.0 / 3.0 Shots

Post your Shader model 2.0 / 3.0.

here is my example
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Oh wow.. One hell of a difference.
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I dont get it
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Old 09-21-2006, 08:56 PM   #4
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Default Re: Shader Model 2.0 / 3.0 Shots

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If you cant tell the diffrence in these screen shots, than I lost you
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Default Re: Shader Model 2.0 / 3.0 Shots

This may sound like a n00b question but what is a Shader Model?
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Default Re: Shader Model 2.0 / 3.0 Shots

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This may sound like a n00b question but what is a Shader Model?
You know how your CPU has Instructions like: MMX, SSE, etc, Its like that for a "GPU". Shader Model 3.0 gives better picture with little Performace drop
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Oh wow.. One hell of a difference.
my same reaction to the first set of pics.
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Yup. Shader Model 3.0 isn't new technology or anything. The NVIDIA 8800's and the ATI R600 are using Shader Model 4.0.
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honestly it's not an amazing improvement, not too impressive
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It's only supposed to provide minor shading improvements like where they belong. If you see the second set of pictures X1337 posted, the overpass casts a shadow on the ground, opposed to the SM 2.0 pic where it doesn't.

Of course, it also depends on the game you're running. All games utilize things differently. If a game isn't shader heavy, then you won't see much. If you're playing a game that is shader heavy like Oblivion, you can tell.
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