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id Software's Official DOOM3 Benchmarks

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PseudoKiller

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#6
come on ... there is no way in ****ing HELL I am buying an Nvidia card... no no no not gonna happen, never again. ATI is the only way.

Who sponsored this benchmark ... Nvidia??
 

Sazar

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#8
ati has not done anything wrt their OGL drivers in close to 2 years... hence it is not surprising they are not performing @ nvidia's level in some of the benches...

they do have a new and completely reworked set of OGL drivers debuting soon... in the next coupla months apparently is what the driver team is saying :)

wrt benchmark sponsoring... the development team WORKS with the IHV's... naturally some hardware gets a better look @ then others (carmack spent a lot more time on the nv3x architecture than the r3xx architecture for example... same as gabe) but overall performance should be reasonably good for both parties :)

ati is generally faster in d3d than nvidia so it is expected that it should run hl2 faster... just as OGL is expected to run faster on nvidia's hardware...
 
#15
I wish they benched some lowlier cards...but the article on slashdot said they were playing it on a 1.5GHZ Pentium with an MX440 and having a 'suprisingly good gaming experience' or something to that effect. I'm still not convinced though, and will try before I buy.
 

Sazar

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#16
Terrahertz said:
One more thing...does anyone know if its possible to do SLI with ATI?
SLI was a 3dfx tech afaik though they sure as hell didn't have the kinda horsepower nvidia showed with their dual nv40's :)

ati's cards can run concurrently a lot like SLI using Alienware's video-array setup (almost the same system.. just alienware's proprietary tech instead of nvidia's) as will nvidia's and (for those who have em) even matrox cards... :)

just need 2 pci-express products and voila..
 

Terrahertz

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Political User
#17
Sazar said:
SLI was a 3dfx tech afaik though they sure as hell didn't have the kinda horsepower nvidia showed with their dual nv40's :)

ati's cards can run concurrently a lot like SLI using Alienware's video-array setup (almost the same system.. just alienware's proprietary tech instead of nvidia's) as will nvidia's and (for those who have em) even matrox cards... :)

just need 2 pci-express products and voila..
That helped. Thanks Sazar.
 

Wrathchild

OSNN Senior Addict
#18
Sazar said:
SLI was a 3dfx tech afaik though they sure as hell didn't have the kinda horsepower nvidia showed with their dual nv40's :)

ati's cards can run concurrently a lot like SLI using Alienware's video-array setup (almost the same system.. just alienware's proprietary tech instead of nvidia's) as will nvidia's and (for those who have em) even matrox cards... :)

just need 2 pci-express products and voila..
Interesting stuff. Oldschool SLI ala 3dFX (Scan Line Interleave) used two voodoo 2 cards connected via a small internal feature connector to paint every other line on the screen, effectively halving the work load and nearly doubling the performance. I still have 2 12 meg voodoo 2s in my junk drawer. Now nvidia is borrowing from the now deceased 3DFX by using the SLI term for their new multicard solution, only this time it stands for "Scalable Link Interface" with 2 cards connected much the same way as 3dfx's solution. Alienware is doing something a little different though. Their proprietary multi-card solution has one card painting the entire top half of the screen, while the 2nd card paints the entire bottom half. I'd like to see both multicard solutions benchmarked using similar cards to see which technology works better.

-W
 

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