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Nvidia 6 series did do SM3. It was ATI's X series that did not do SM3.
Beat me to it lol
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the whole x series can do HDR+AA, the 6 series can't do HDR if I'm not mistaken
     
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anything x1xxx can do SM3 in ATI, but x700, x800, etc cannot. And I you're right about the 6 series, they just can't do HDR+AA
     
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Originally Posted by Aaron_Henderson View Post
the whole x series can do HDR+AA, the 6 series can't do HDR if I'm not mistaken
Befor i bought mine 8800 gts i had a ATi X series card. It did not have sm3 or hdr.
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post #15 of 23
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Originally Posted by Aaron_Henderson View Post
the whole x series can do HDR+AA, the 6 series can't do HDR if I'm not mistaken
The X1K series can do HDR, the X series cannot. Nvidia 6 series also cannot do HDR, but it does SM3, which the X series cannot.
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My 6800 ultra did do sm3.0 but the only game it could do HDR in was cs:s (because its not real hdr) and the same goes for my geforce 6600. Back to the topic.
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DirectX10.1 applications will be backwards compatible with DX10. The only real major change is that it allows developer control of AA so they can increase/decrease it when needed.

Since DirectX10 got rid of "cap bits", you no longer have to worry about a card supporting a feature or not. There will no longer be this "Supports DX9 except SM3.0".

Someone above said the 8-series was 1.5 years old? It launched in November and is only 8 months old. Also, graphic cards go to a new generation every 1.5 years or so for the last 6-7 years.
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sorry, I meant the x1xxx series, didn't even think there for a sec, just though x series, "X"1600, "X"1950 GT, etc. Duh, shoulda known.
     
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Originally Posted by aakar View Post
bloody hell 8xxx series is only 1.5 years old and already getting phased, out,
no it came out November 2006, tis not a year yet

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Originally Posted by Aaron_Henderson View Post
yeah, the x series sure does do SM3, and are you 100% sure about the 6 series doing SM3?
The 6 series does full SM3

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Originally Posted by bdattilo View Post
The X1K series can do HDR, the X series cannot. Nvidia 6 series also cannot do HDR, but it does SM3, which the X series cannot.
Yes the 6 series can, get Farcry 1.3 or 1.4 and then throw in anything other than the 6200 and type /r_hdrrendering 7 into console

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DirectX10.1 applications will be backwards compatible with DX10. The only real major change is that it allows developer control of AA so they can increase/decrease it when needed.

Since DirectX10 got rid of "cap bits", you no longer have to worry about a card supporting a feature or not. There will no longer be this "Supports DX9 except SM3.0".

Someone above said the 8-series was 1.5 years old? It launched in November and is only 8 months old. Also, graphic cards go to a new generation every 1.5 years or so for the last 6-7 years.
they are backwards for a part, you can not change the hardware level support, those stream processors can be given a task to a degree, untill how that task is preformed changes.

Also its a 1yr cycle between new generations.

Geforce256 launched summer 99, Geforce2 launched Summer 00, Geforce 3 launed Summer 01, Geforce4 Launched spring 02, GeforceFX launched Fall 02 (dec), Geforce 6 launched Winter 04 (jan), Geforce 7 launced summer 05, only with geforce 7 did they draw it out
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dont we have enough real things to compare. do we really need to compare non-existant parts right now.
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