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DX10 Benchmark Fiasco

NVIDIA and ATI (now part of AMD) are in this business to make money. I think we should go ahead and clear the air by starting with that very simple, yet often overlooked point of contention between those companies, the media and the enthusiast gamers they cater to. That doesn’t mean that neither company has any responsibility to the community that pays them; on the contrary I think that you will agree that these companies owe you quite a bit. And some, if not all, of the employees at AMD and NVIDIA agree and that is why programs like NVIDIA’s "The Way It’s Meant to be Played" and AMD’s "Get in the Game" exist at all. But are they actually doing gamers any good or does this service often find itself becoming a weapon towards the opposing corporation?

In the past weeks some events have unfolded both behind the scenes and in the public eye of the enthusiasts that have brought with them a lot of questions and not a lot of answers. I’ll attempt to give you my thoughts on what these programs are actually doing to our community.
Source: http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=408

I figured this could shed some light on why the DX10 benchmarks are so lopsided depending upon which you choose to use, and hopefully quiet some of the fanboyism down. Regardless, it's always nice to know what the big guys are doing behind the scenes.
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Awesome Call of Jaurez comes out in 4 days. The first game to be released that was designed for DX10. Glad I reinstalled vista today.
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Sweetness!! Just got to upgrade then I am set!
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Awesome Call of Jaurez comes out in 4 days. The first game to be released that was designed for DX10. Glad I reinstalled vista today.
Is it? It was first released as DX9. Good game though.
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