Originally Posted by binormalkilla
Always blamed Nvidia for playing dirty? ROFL they paid developers off and helped them program the games to work with their cards.......not only that but they stifled growth by effectively killing DX10.1 in Assassin's Creed and Vantage.Hopefully ATI will be able to at least have their hand in some game development.
I see no problem with a company working with devs on a game, but using market strength to remove new tech features from games just because you didn't want to spend the money on R&D is pretty lame IMO.
And who said that developers are so eager to use DX10.1 in games? I mean DX10.1, as it was confirmed over and over again, brings only a couple of new features developers consider not so important and, to go further, all of these features can be run on DX10 hardware will a bit more complex coding. And then nVidia support some features of 10.1 on their hardware (check out some reviews, it's all in there) which are the most important in their estimation (we don't have complete list of these features cause nVidia don't want to give ATI this kind of intel, so they can use it against nVidia). Now for the Vantage part, what nVidia have to do with PhysX part here? nVidia card always were beaten by ATI counterparts in 3DMark benches, real game performance was other way around however. So how come they didn't buy off 3DMark authors to tune it before? So i really fail to see what nVidia has to do with it except for using what is there for their advantage. You should blame Futuremark and Futuremark only.
However, with all those nVidia hate going around for no good reason, it's hard to expect anything other than that ATI marketing crap from a guy owning ATI card. I personally think that ATI did really well with their HD 4 series, but it doesn't give a right to start basing slightly different approach of competition.