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Old 09-21-2006, 11:43 PM   #11
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Default Re: Shader Model 2.0 / 3.0 Shots

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honestly it's not an amazing improvement, not too impressive
That's what I thought. SM3.0 doesn't warrant it's current price tag. Not only that but SM2.0 cards can dish out more frames a lot of the time, at least when comparing apples to apples, for instance an X850XT can have equivalant frames per second as a 7800GS, althoguh the GS is SM3.0 and the X850XT is SM2.0.

My point is that it only gives better colors and shades. Nothing to "over-the-top" to warrant a really hgih priced card, eg. 7900GTX.
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Old 09-21-2006, 11:46 PM   #12
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how are you testing this?
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Old 09-21-2006, 11:51 PM   #13
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Good question...He might have two video cards? Who knows...
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with one video card. The game runs Shader model 1 - 2 and 3. So you select 2 than it plays Shader model 2
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no i mean is it a game or a program that tests it?
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If you cant tell the diffrence in these screen shots, than I lost you
wholy crap, what a difference! the 2.0 is what mine looks like on max settings! I gotta get a new graphics card that's a fun game and I can't believe how good it CAN look compared to mine
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what game is that?
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Old 09-22-2006, 12:06 AM   #18
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honestly it's not an amazing improvement, not too impressive

Well not a GREAT one.

But its much more vibrant.
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It's very minute details. Don't expect something out of the ordinary. If you do, check out the difference between Unreal Engine 2 and Unreal Engine 3.



Now THAT'S a big difference. For those of you who don't know, those are from Unreal Tournament 2001, Unreal Tournament 2004 and Unreal Tournament 2007.
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Old 09-22-2006, 12:30 AM   #20
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DirectX 10 is a mighty good thign I'll say.


SM4.0 is definetly goign to bring some nce thins to games.
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