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The thing is that not everyone has Dual CPUs like me and dual GPUs or 4. I sow this video where is Game was programed to run really good in a quad core CPU and u know what happend when they dested it with a Core 2 duo it lagged. The thing is that If everyone had a Q6600 and lets say 3870X2 then it would be much easier for programes to code for that specific hardware like they do with cosoles or they have to make 10 different version for each specifict PC which will not happend.
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The thing is that not everyone has Dual CPUs like me and dual GPUs or 4. I sow this video where is Game was programed to run really good in a quad core CPU and u know what happend when they dested it with a Core 2 duo it lagged. The thing is that If everyone had a Q6600 and lets say 3870X2 then it would be much easier for programes to code for that specific hardware like they do with cosoles or they have to make 10 different version for each specifict PC which will not happend.
#1) Speak English.
#2) DirectX was invented so devs didn't need to make 50 billion different versions.
#3) At this point, devs only make one version of a game, usually in DX9.0c. DX10 has an emulator that can be used to run DX9.0c games.
#4) With almost all new PCs supporting DX10 cards, the reason to code in DX9.0c is going away.

SideNote: I have a HD3870x2 and a Q6600(not in use at this momment)
post #23 of 37
Don't put all the blame on poor programmers. I always like to blame my boss because of the rediculous deadlines he likes to set . I'm sure its not much different for the big boys in the industry (development in general). Part of the problem is time and money, which is something we all wish we always had more of.
    
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There are PCI-E to AGP and vice versa adapters >_>
True, but they weren't really mainstreamed well here in the US. I would have liked to seen an agp adapter included in early pci/e mobos for a time until adoption rates were higher. Seeing how some companies went so far as to have agp and pci/e on the same board I always figured this would have made sense. I get the voltage differences but engineers usually are good at finding workarounds for these issues. Also I am not trying to slam game developers or coders in general; it just seems like even in a competitive market there should be some better regulation over certain tech standards without stifling creativity. How many are pissed about the HD format war? And how come I still can't get a X48 board when the reviews on some have been around since late 2007!? (I know why just being rhetorical). Intel is so far ahead now that I predict AMD and Intel will be making completely non compatible PCs eventually with cases, RAM, PSU's, and GPU's being included in that picture. Nvidia might be forced to build cpu's if they don't make nice with Intel before to long.

Edit: This is all my opinion and I do not claim to know everything. Just opening the floor for some healthy debate.
    
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Don't put all the blame on poor programmers. I always like to blame my boss because of the rediculous deadlines he likes to set . I'm sure its not much different for the big boys in the industry (development in general). Part of the problem is time and money, which is something we all wish we always had more of.
Don't give up! You guys brought me such greats as Silent Hunter W.O.P. and Prey. I just wished SH: wolves of the Pacific had worked when I brought home not a few weeks later. Deadlines are broken constantly too. I am still waiting for the Starcraft sequel from Blizzard. Hell.. i crave it...my preciousss!
    
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Guys, Honestly... this guy's only valid grief is with Quad-crossfire, and he has the right to not like it, because as of now... it doesn't work very well....

But the fact is, the 3870x2 is the best single-card solution right now, and If you only have 1 PCI-e slot, than this is the way to go, because not everyone has SLI or Crossfire motherboards like us.
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post #27 of 37
one thing that this guy doesn't seem to realize is that back when the 7900GX2 and 7950GX2 were released, we didn't have vista and XP only supports up to two GPUs. alot of people may not like vista, but one day hopefully soon it will perform much better than XP because it supports more than two GFX cards. i'm not sure if vista has its limit to how many cards it supports though.
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Guys, Honestly... this guy's only valid grief is with Quad-crossfire, and he has the right to not like it, because as of now... it doesn't work very well....

But the fact is, the 3870x2 is the best single-card solution right now, because not everyone has SLI or Crossfire motherboards like us... If you only have 1 PCI-e slot, than this is an amazing graphics card.
Arguably true and definately is a better design than a two pcb based dual gpu config again IMO.
    
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It’s pretty clear though that companies like NVIDIA and AMD have to continue working on creating single GPU solutions and stop using the shortcut of slapping two GPUs onto a single card which seems to be nothing more than that, a short cut.
I definitely agree with that. Quad GPU setups are horribly inefficient and are generally a waste of money.
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post #30 of 37
And power/heat to performance. they look cool but just don't scale well enough, and thats more fact than opinion. I am not going to get into a whos best arguament as I really don't like the idea of hjaving to buy 2 gfx cards. i did back in the VooDoo days and almost w/crossfire, still might, but only with budget cards.
    
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