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post #11 of 25
I thought this Tess performance increase was just a Rumor 0_o

I own a 5870 so im not trolling I hope this is true
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post #12 of 25
Hm... I will wait for results or possible news before making a comment.
 
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post #13 of 25
Yea, we'll have to see. Not that I need Tess that much, I don't own any game with heavy or medium Tess.
post #14 of 25
I'd be interested to see if 10.6 and on could yield noticeable benefits. You know , maybe if they, oh, I dont know, took a month or so off of trying to force driver updates out, they'd still be around 10.3, but could be leaps and bounds ahead of where they currently are..

I kind of wish ATI would stop trying to force out crap drivers and hope some of their little changes would produce big results. Take your time and slow down the release of drivers to improve quality, issue hotfixes as needed, ???, profit.
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post #15 of 25
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Originally Posted by skatpex99 View Post
Im pretty sure they have already said it was a hardware issue. The drivers will help but I don't think they will be the tessellation cure people want it to be.
The way ATI and Nvidia deal with Tessellation is different, hence Nvidia's lead in games when it comes to heavy tessellation.

Nvidia uses shaders. I can't recall how many (maybe 16), but instead of rendering the graphics directly, they compute the tessellation.

ATI has a dedicated hardware tessellation unit. While this could be seen as a superior method, it's underperforming. The rumor going around was that ATI was going to allow the shaders to assist the hardware unit, supposedly boosting tessellation performance by quite a bit.

I hope they do it. When tessellation is implemented well and significantly, it looks beautiful. So far in the DX11 game, we haven't seen much use of heavy tessellation (besides Heaven and a bit in Metro 2033).
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post #16 of 25
Quote:
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I'd be interested to see if 10.6 and on could yield noticeable benefits. You know , maybe if they, oh, I dont know, took a month or so off of trying to force driver updates out, they'd still be around 10.3, but could be leaps and bounds ahead of where they currently are..

I kind of wish ATI would stop trying to force out crap drivers and hope some of their little changes would produce big results. Take your time and slow down the release of drivers to improve quality, issue hotfixes as needed, ???, profit.
That's funny ... because it used to be like that, but customers were nagging about drivers taking ages to release, which "forced" Ati to release driver updates sooner, faster.
post #17 of 25
This would be cool. tessellation updates in the next drivers. Then ill definitely get Metro 2033
    
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This would be cool. tessellation updates in the next drivers. Then ill definitely get Metro 2033
For what it's worth, Metro 2033 looks great on a 4890 as it is. It's worth getting.
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post #19 of 25
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For what it's worth, Metro 2033 looks great on a 4890 as it is. It's worth getting.
looks even better on a 5970
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post #20 of 25
So how is 10.6? I didn't see that discussed. Should I get 10.5? I have 10.4 and while it's working, I wonder if I'm missing out on some FPS in BC2?
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