Long story short - Nvidia is accusing ATI of cheating in Far Cry 2 by not rendering everything properly, causing ATI to get better performance. ATI patches this bug and still has better performance, but Nvidia is now hiring bloggers and posters to spread false information about their competition.
What do you guys think of this? Would you do this if you owned Nvidia?
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I can confirm the same results. Swapping out my 260 for my buddies 4870 I am getting higher FPS.
There are also many other sites that show that 4870 < 260.
The 4850 < 88 and 9800.
The 4870X2 is slower than the GTX 280, which is good because my 280 cost about $200 more than my friends 4870X2... I also fear that with further patches the X2 will overtake the 280 once all the optimizations are in place.
It prob start a war, but Nvidia won't win at this point, and if they do, they need to haul ass. They are behind @ the moment for technology point, they need to release the 55 nm processors with DX 10.1 or 11, and at the same time make sure prices stay to the consumer's liking.
Or reduce current prices, and win back the shares of the market they lost.
If Nvidia was on it's toes a year or 2 ago, it could've drove ATI out of picture if they switched to Intel chipsets, or stayed 1 step ahead of ATI. Ati gained alot of terrain, but we still need to wait and see if everything wasn't done in vein. Bankruptcy would destroy the market for the consumer....prices would be out of wack
Actually forget nV driving ATi out or vice versa, imagine what would've happened if 2 years ago intel bought ATi like originally postulated, and AMD & nV joined forces. To me that would've been great, creating a 2 pronged competition where I think we would've had slightly healthier AMD, ATi and nV, and intel being the 800 pound "what I have competitors?' Gorilla as always.
Anywhoo this will always continue, but it is funny that this is like one of about 3 ATi issues (Quack, SS:SE Catalyst AI introduction, 3Dmark shader re-order and this); compared to however many nV ones including the original FartCry and Crysis floptimizations and then the whole 3Dmark fiasco. Even Quack was a shader optimization that was rolled into the next driver.
It just made me laugh that we have the return of the FartCry, since it was like only me who ever used it, it's like someone was trying to bury the original by creating a version 2 for ATi.
thats whats so interesting about DX11 it is supposed to stop all this shenanigans. i know they said that about DX10 but this time its looking good that and the use of multi core processors for cuda and ati's cal or is it brook