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post #11 of 23
The HDR that your card supports, (from SM2.0) isn't really "true" HDR. It is just an emulation of the HDR effects. Plus, running bloom isn't really the same thing as running HDR
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Agreed. Not true HDR, since you lack sm3.0
    
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Edit: oh the x800

I still want my patch grrrr
    
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Yes, they do. But many games need a patch, like for Oblivion, you'll need the 'Chuck Patch' from ATI to make it work
    
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Ya, the chuck patch crushed my framerates though because I had Oblivion tweaked out to load much more scenery with much more draw distance, though it won't even work with 6.9 drivers, they need to update it again
    
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That's a different kind of HDR, that valve uses for their games....everyone can run it, pretty much.
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Well its not technically "fake" HDR since the card can emulate it anyway...

The SM2.0 is still HDR and i believe it looks just fine. The SM 3.0 i have seen in games like elderscrolls 4 looks fake. There are these HUGE bloom spikes on all of the buildings. besides, with the advent of HDR, AA is less needed on textures using the HDR because the bloom effect of HDR can hide the jagged edges.
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post #18 of 23
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Well its not technically "fake" HDR since the card can emulate it anyway...

The SM2.0 is still HDR and i believe it looks just fine. The SM 3.0 i have seen in games like elderscrolls 4 looks fake. There are these HUGE bloom spikes on all of the buildings. besides, with the advent of HDR, AA is less needed on textures using the HDR because the bloom effect of HDR can hide the jagged edges.
I've never played elderscrolls 4, but the sm3 hdr looks Really Good in "Call of Juarez"

Looks good in Oblivion, but they got it just right in CoJ, makes you feel like the sun's going down in the ol' west
    
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post #19 of 23
Source HDR isn't fake, infact its a much better implementation and quality that alot of other games with SM3.0 HDR.
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IMHO, SM3.0 looks blown out like a bad exposure on an old camera. SM2.0 improves the color range and lighting to more realistic levels.
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