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Originally Posted by Wildcard36qs View Post
I mean seriously, how long do you expect drivers to improve for something? It works doesn't it? I am not directing this to exactly, but to everyone who complains that drivers are not improving performance for them. Products reach full potential after a while, you can't just make them perform better.

I am not crying that I have to use drivers from 2009 for my soundcard. My soundcard could have so much better sound if I had a newer driver. That kind of thinking is ridiculous. It works. I am fine. You can't always improve upon something if it has already been fully utilized.
IDK.. from 11.4-11.5 my 5870 was smoother in TW2.. idk why..
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What games use OpenGL tessellation as opposed to DirectX?
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Wait what does OpenGL has to do with tessellation? Every game I know only allows tessellation in DX11 mode.
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AAAARGH my 5870 can't tessellate!!! >______<


Edit: The biggest improvement I noticed was on Minecraft lol.

It now runs silky smooth, it used to run at 70 FPS stuttering like hell.
Edited by Artikbot - 6/19/11 at 4:13pm
   
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Originally Posted by SectorNine50 View Post
No self respecting game developer will limit their game because one brand doesn't do as well.
So those developers are doing their customers a favor by making a game that only runs well on 1/3rd of the GPUs out there? Where did you come up with that logic?
Edited by lordikon - 6/19/11 at 5:30pm
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The 2nd geometry engine has never worked to full capacity in OpenGL tessellation. Why would optimization of this hardware benefit the preceding generation?

AMD hasn't abandoned the 5800 series, though it's incoherent to expect similar gains .. under the circumstances.
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post #67 of 68
5xxx series like... 2 years old? Seems a bit odd that people are still expecting significant driver performance gains for them o.O

Still very happy with my 5850
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Cool, i'll take a free performance boost, despite the few games that utilize it.
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