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100% extreme tessellation improvement...wow....gotta see that one to believe it. These really will be a match for NVidia if that is true...tessellation has always been a shortcoming for AMD.

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Unigine Heaven OpenGL performance improves ~10% at moderate, 30% at normal and 100% at extreme tessellation levels
Seems like that little doozy got missed somewhere in this thread.
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100% extreme tessellation improvement...wow....gotta see that one to believe it. These really will be a match for NVidia if that is true...tessellation has always been a shortcoming for AMD.

Let's hope this gives some 5k love too...we'll see.
Really? I could of swore that ATi were the first ones to have Tesselation, and they had it on cards I think 9~10 months before nVidia came out with a single card to include Tesselation. So after all the DirectX 11 patching and nVidia's extremely long development/production phase of a card incorporating software technology later than its competitor, I should hope it was better than ATi's card first swing at Tesselation. I also know that Tesselation wise, AMD's newer cards the 6850/6870s, although not as raw powerful as the 4xx series cards, was able to defeat nVidia and itself on pure Tesselation benchmarks. Furthermore, the 6970/6950 series cards utilizes same Tesselation optimizations while increasing raw performance by way of architectural differences have increased its lead in Tess performance. While nVidia has fantastic overall performance, high levels of Tesselation do tax the Geforces considerably (including the 580s) and Tesselation isolated benchmarks have shown this.

As far as software improving Tesselation performance 100%, I seriously doubt it, unless they somehow fubared the first release.

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Seems like that little doozy got missed somewhere in this thread.
I caught that too.
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They did support Tessellation first, but only through OpenGL
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They did support Tessellation first, but only through OpenGL
That is incorrect. There were no titles that supported Tesselation at the time, and the DirectX 11 was a bit iffy at first, thats different than not supporting Tesselation for DirectX 11.
Edited by RagingCain - 1/18/11 at 1:05pm
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The extreme unleashing of power will light my cards on fire. My monitor will explode because it wont be able to handle the absolutely massive power coming from my cards.

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That is incorrect. There were no titles that supported Tesselation at the time, and the DirectX 11 was a bit iffy at first, thats different that not supporting Tesselation for DirectX 11.
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That is incorrect. There were no titles that supported Tesselation at the time, and the DirectX 11 was a bit iffy at first, thats different than not supporting Tesselation for DirectX 11.
Um what? HD2/3/4 supported hardware tessellation for developers and in 2009, with added support for OpenGL 3.0 ATI was able to support tessellation for developers. Not sure what you're even saying, Tessellation is neither a DX11 exclusive or a DX11 first.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/video/d...in_OpenGL.html

AFAIK Nvidia never pursued any support for Tessellation until the coming of DX11

Also, nit picking, but I hate it. It has two Ss and two Ls
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Unigine Heaven OpenGL performance improves ~10% at moderate, 30% at normal and 100% at extreme tessellation levels


100% is awesome but i can't game on benchmarks and that performance boost isn't transferred to other games. nice to see driver performance though.
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