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October 24, 2006 8:11:24 AM

Couldn't find this already posted, so here it is.

The Inquirer this morning has an apparent G80 publicity image.

It has a launch date, a really bad slogan, and an image (which may or may not have been rendered on a G80). Well at least it's hosted on the nV website, so I guess it's to be believed?
October 24, 2006 8:36:21 AM

Inquirer, not again.
October 24, 2006 8:51:31 AM

Wrong forum.
Nice find though the G80 was expected about 6 months ago.
Try taking this to the graphics forum
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October 24, 2006 9:20:34 AM

Shag it, I must have been in the wrong section when I clicked the topic button, sorry.

The reason I posted this is because I was wondering about that image in the top left hand corner. Is it really a screengrab from a G80 or is it a prerendered thing to make the new chip look good? This is all the evidence the Inq has seen on this matter and they seem to think it's a 'real' image.

I really hate the slogan, too.
October 24, 2006 10:09:40 AM

That image really sucks big time, and "reality redefined" how stupid is that,
time to fire some guys at the advertising department. :?

edit: this is absolutely no real time image, must be maya or max.
October 24, 2006 10:52:57 AM

Inquirer: nuff said
October 24, 2006 11:56:06 AM

Didn't the Inq fake a NVIDIA rendered image just to make it look worst than the ATI rendered image?
October 24, 2006 11:58:59 AM

Wouldn't doubt it
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October 24, 2006 4:38:36 PM

could be a high def picture... why bother rendering it 8)

Then again could be a real time image, im sure G80 can reach this quality while rendering only one eye and not a whole scene :lol: 
October 24, 2006 5:42:32 PM

The way I see it is:

First problem; this is from the Inquirer.
Second problem; Nvidia's screen shot from what game or whatever?
Third problem; this looks way too much like a photoshop rendering.
Forth problem; "Reality Redfined"? Whose reality? What reality?
October 24, 2006 6:11:14 PM

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The way I see it is:

First problem; this is from the Inquirer.
Second problem; Nvidia's screen shot from what game or whatever?
Third problem; this looks way too much like a photoshop rendering.
Forth problem; "Reality Redfined"? Whose reality? What reality?


1. The Inquire isn't that bad, I bet alot of you read it, just won't admit it. The screenshot is linked from Nvidia's site.

2. No game, its a tech demo, we don't have any DX10 games yet.

3. Maybe the card actually performs like they say it will. It really can do the most realistic rendering of a person we've seen to date.

4. See answer to 3.
October 24, 2006 6:34:53 PM

Yes... It is that bad. No, we don’t read it unless its outlandishly hilarious, like the killer space cloud coming to destroy us all in 2014.

We also, only read it when forced upon us time and time again when people post this stuff... in the wrong place no less. We could make home in the "other" section, but that wouldn’t protect us from the Inquirer’s wrath of innocent knowledge.
October 24, 2006 6:38:37 PM

I'm sorry, but I'd hazard 90% of us here, object to being feed bullsh*t. Reading the Inq is exactly the same. Dodgy reporty and even dodgier ethics.
October 24, 2006 7:15:54 PM

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you mean..... i shouldn't use the inquirer as my bible, OMFG, if you can't trust the inquirer what can you trust.


What, you don't read tea leaves? After all, the way the tea swirls in the cup can portend great things for the future, or great doom. Just ask Socrates.
October 24, 2006 7:20:56 PM

I prefer omikuji, seimeihandan, teso and janken. And whats funny is more often than not I'm more correct than the Inq.
October 24, 2006 7:34:26 PM

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We also, only read it when forced upon us time and time again when people post this stuff... in the wrong place no less. We could make home in the "other" section, but that wouldn’t protect us from the Inquirer’s wrath of innocent knowledge.


STFU.

I didn't post this going "look, the oracle of the Inquirer is spurting another truth, lets all bow down and worship at it's alter" I was actually wondering a) people's thoughts on whether or not it's a prerendered image or not (as I'm not qualified to tell) and b) what people thought of the new slogan.

Now I'd rather you didn't lump me in with BM, 9in and cru.

Anyway, as far as not reading the Inq because it's crap - well yes, it is crap. In fact I'm sure a lot of us read it and get a kick out of thinking how crap it really is. Crap. Anyway, they often report on stuff that *better* sites like THG ignore, which can sometimes be interesting to discuss (such as the new slogan and the pre/rendered debate). So it does have a use. Even if it is usually 150% bull and written like it's a 5 year old using MS Creative Writer (in 1995, running Windows 95).
October 24, 2006 7:39:48 PM

Wow, you guys are touchy. Its a website, The Inquirer isn't going to hurt you. I know there are better sites then some, but making post after post bashing The Inquirer kinda makes you look like a prick.
October 24, 2006 7:44:11 PM

No, asking someone to believe you when you piss on their leg and tell them it's raining, makes you look like a prick.
I take things from the Inq with a couple of bags of salt.
Since I don't have the time I'm not going to list the hundreds of times and the numerous was that the Inq is wrong, unethical, or just plain shoddy.
Now sod off.



To Mesa, no offense ment to you.
October 24, 2006 7:58:12 PM

Calm down man, its no big deal. :roll:
October 24, 2006 8:01:16 PM

I am calm. I'm unflappable. But you insult me, expect one back. Atleast for today.
October 24, 2006 8:25:50 PM

If your going to tell me to STFU, please do so in a boring manner.
By making your reply funny and enjoyable to read, you are telling me to keep insulting the inquirer.



And I dont argue with furious seriousness, dont be offended.
October 24, 2006 9:06:05 PM

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can we leave mesa alone. he ain't the usual linker to the inquirer type.

you are treating him like he is a troll or something. he has posted quite a bit and for the most part from what i recall he is a non fanboy, level headed guy.

leave him alone i say as you have gotten the wrong impression of him. don't know why i felt inclined to stick up for him, maybe it was becasue i shouldn't have to.


Bah! I was saying I didnt really care... I wasnt getting all worked up, and I hardly judge ones posting ability on a link to the Enquirer.

Sorry if you take offence.

BTW... There is no truth but what exsists on these forums... which means anything linked to these forums are true, which means the Enquirer is 100% reliable just as gosple.


And btw I wont pick on the Enquirer if you dont pick on my spelling, even though there is a spell checker not 7 inchs away from my mouse.
October 24, 2006 9:18:44 PM

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BTW... There is no truth but what exsists on these forums... which means anything linked to these forums are true, which means the Enquirer is 100% reliable just as gosple.


That's crap - what we (were) discussing here is opinion, not fact.

And it may not surprise you to know that I care for your opinon as much as I care for cupcakes.

(I'd like to think of myself as fairly neutral, except in the case of Macs and Maxtor hard discs, which I seem to enjoy the use of more than most on this forum :wink: )
October 24, 2006 9:23:29 PM

oh come on I was completly joking! Oh well ::woosh::

Anyway, actualy never had any issues with Maxtor. And for that reason, I stick with them. In my Opinion, hard drives have advanced to the point where failures in the equipment are caused by a manufacturing oops. Any drive is equaly suseptable to failure. I hope for my sake you really really care for cupcakes.


:) 
October 24, 2006 9:25:45 PM

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I hope for my sake you really really care for cupcakes.


You need to listen to some proper music.
October 24, 2006 9:31:06 PM

I have no idea what you mean? I guess a cupcake is a band/band member?


Anyway... does anyone know what brand of HDD Mac uses in ther comptuers? or all they random.
October 24, 2006 9:34:02 PM

My G3 B&W has a Maxtor. System Profiler says that this PowerBook has a Toshiba. I'll check a G5 and a MacBook next time I use one.
October 24, 2006 9:38:46 PM

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(I'd like to think of myself as fairly neutral, except in the case of Macs and Maxtor hard discs, which I seem to enjoy the use of more than most on this forum :wink: )



I thought you were saying you hate maxtor, because you mentioned Mac in the same sentance, and I just assumed everyone on these forums hates the Mac.



I dont want to be a flamer on this forum... but any mention of mac deservices it.... although I use Avid on the Mac, so I guess im not 100% qualified to flame. Someone else is welcome to.
October 24, 2006 10:15:09 PM

**Steps up, remembers he has a Intel Mac Pro and steps down**

Not me.
October 24, 2006 10:17:58 PM

Thats like saying a pinto is awesome because its made by the same company that made the GT40 (Ford).

I dont hate Mac because of the hardware, I hate it because nobody should be sold acomputer with only one mouse button. And the simplicty of the OS sucks too. I would run dos for everything if I could. (no i dont want to learn linux.. im happy with dos.
October 24, 2006 10:20:23 PM

I completely agree with the one button mouse issue. And the inablity to find the device manager. Or the cmd prompt.
October 24, 2006 10:25:14 PM

And IMO, if i started using a mac (actually I think I owned a mac before an IBM PC) I would not be as well adept in the computer world as I am today. I would not know how to play games, fight spyware and viruses, deal with firewalls, 3rd party software, ....

I would rather know how to fight spyware and viruses and put up a good fight.... then be an ignorant Mac user whose philosophy is "I don’t need to know cause I’m a Mac user."
October 24, 2006 10:31:42 PM

i cant see the image... mind adding a descripting oh mighty programmer.
October 24, 2006 10:38:01 PM

Sorry, Ninja, but if I had a deal or if someone gave me a macbook pro or powermac, I wouldn't care if it had 2 dozen buttons or not.

Same with the OS. Simple is better. Less clutter, less getting crap messed up cause I thought I knew what I was doing.

I don't have a mac, or any apple products, but I love the monitor(s) and I wouldn't turn one down, if given to me, that's for sure.
October 24, 2006 10:45:04 PM

Mac's monitors are really the insides of dell monitors... bummer but its true. I love them too... and I want 2 30 inchers. for my room. As for simplicity... thats my point. A mac user gets stuck in the world of simplicity, then becomes helpless when something goes wrong... i.e. the mac bomb, or the Sad Mac.
October 24, 2006 10:50:30 PM

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Mac's monitors are really the insides of dell monitors... bummer but its true. I love them too... and I want 2 30 inchers. for my room. As for simplicity... thats my point. A mac user gets stuck in the world of simplicity, then becomes helpless when something goes wrong... i.e. the mac bomb, or the Sad Mac.


You are grouping a bunch of people who don't know crap about computers, with a bunch of people who know a lot. I can say the same thing about PC users. Some people understand them better than others, but I wouldn't generalize an entire group (PC users) as simpletons who know nothing, when things go wrong. I like the simplicity of the mac, especially in the OS. I tried their video editing program (iLife or iMovie), and was amazed how easy it was to use.

As for the monitors...I totally agree. Those 30" monitors are sweet. Too bad they cost as much as a down payment on a car.
October 24, 2006 10:54:57 PM

They are much cheaper from Dell Direct, and have a beter response time.

As for your comment about simpletons... .I guess your right. I dont know enough smart Mac users so I cant say one way or another. I guess Windows is in between Linux and Mac when it comes to out of the box usability. Windows is getting beter, but its loosing much of the things that give you control over the OS. And when some Mac hating virus writter has a chance to write some code exploiting the mac and bringing it down to their knees.... PC users around the world will be cheering and jeering ... and that day.... the Macintosh will be born into the world of the PC.
October 24, 2006 10:59:56 PM

The way I see it. Windows, especially Vista, is trying to simplify PCs for the average user, who might have just enough experience to know what a CD drive is, and where to plug it into the wall.

Vista is trying to make everything as easy as possible, similar to OSX. If they could, I would bet that MS would make the Start button function like OSX's scrolly thing, where you just scroll around until you find your program.

Also, mac users have 1 thing on PC users right now. They can run both Windows and OSX on their systems (at least Intel based Macs), and PC users cannot. I would love to be able to run iMovies on my PC. It would be easier than the extremely complicated Sony Vegas I am using now. LOL
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October 24, 2006 11:11:57 PM

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Nuff said.

good old ctrl alt del :) 
October 25, 2006 12:28:28 AM

wow super thread hijack....btw it'll be nice if it does come around 11/8...
October 25, 2006 12:35:26 AM

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I prefer omikuji, seimeihandan, teso and janken. And whats funny is more often than not I'm more correct than the Inq.


A connoisseur! Good show with that. Of course, flipping a coin could probably get more accurate results than the Inq. Now to book a flight for Northumberland for the holiday.
October 25, 2006 1:29:05 AM

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Nuff said.


Is it just me or are a lot of mac users really... big...assholes? A lot of people in my college use macs and dear god i can't usually get a word in edgewise without them boasting about some feature that i don't care about. Don't get me wrong, macs are good machines. But these guys/girls are dicks about their computers. They feel as if they are superior to me, as if maybe their shit doesn't stink. Of course this could just be an isolated thing but boy oh boy it sure is annoying.

You find yourself sitting in class one day and the teacher is showing a program on his PC when windows update comes up, instantly 5 people assume its an error message and roar out in laughter telling everyone how windows is so buggy and using "" when saying its user friendly. Why oh why do fanboys/girls have to be so darn annoying? This chick in my Engineering class deserves a head-but right in the tits everytime she speaks. Every sentence that comes out of her mouth is propoganda. I think apple is paying her to exist.

As i stated above, im not flaming macs, only SOME of their operators. Nothing to do with you ninja either, i just loved the comic.
October 25, 2006 6:38:26 AM

Anyone else see what I mean when I said I enjoy Macs a lot more than anyone else on this forum?

I bought a Mac for working on and I've barely touched my PC since...my Macs do everything my PC ever did, and more, and faster, and easier. While it's true there are less viruses for Macintosh that shouldn't be your reasoning behind buying a computer (if you don't want any viruses then use BeOS or something like that). I never made a concious decision to 'make the switch', it's just an Apple computer works better for me and I have no reason to go back to Windows - I don't miss device manager, I don't even need device manager, there's nothing my PC does that the Mac can't (aside from some homebrew stuff for the Xbox, and SonicStage for my MP3)....basically it's just better for me, okay!

For all of you that don't like OS X because it's 'too simple' - that's the very reason most people prefer it to Windows. For those of you who don't like the adverts - me neither, but advertising is advertising...and you'll still buy a G80 despite that crap slogan (I guarantee it).

Just had to have that lil rant there, I just wanted to point out to people that some of 'us' (Macintosh users) don't use them because we're

a) Somehow too stupid to use Windows
b) Got so many viruses from porno sites on Windows that our PCs are broken
c) Think they look cool (they do) and therefore will help us get more ladeez (and of course NO computer will help you get ANY ladys)
d) Are totally at the mercy of the 'Cool' Guy vs the 'Boring' Guy adverts

(It's my topic and I'll hijack it however I damn well please!)
October 25, 2006 7:25:09 AM

For a hijack, I gotta say this is really good stuff.

I'd love to see the entire face behind all that black.

My first comp was a Mac Classic, and I learned so much poking around at all its workings. It is possible that the simplicity of the OS at the time allowed me to learn more... Who knows...(it still boots btw, all 7 point something MHz speed 68000 Motorola CPU, maxed 4 MB RAM!!!)
October 25, 2006 2:10:57 PM

Its a mac trick... you thing your using 40x anti aliasing.... but in reality, your staring into a backlit cardboard box.... which explains why there arnt any games except for sim-ant, and sim-plant, and sim-whitelight, and sim cardbard, and sim-dirt.


Sorry.
:) 
October 25, 2006 5:55:13 PM

AHHHH HAHAHA ROFL :lol: 
October 25, 2006 8:52:30 PM

macs are Nazi propaganda in case you didn't know.
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