This new card the Geforce FX with its noisy cooler and the heat that generates only giving a slight performance advantage over the Radeon 9700 Pro reminds me a lot about the dead 3DFX
Voodoo 5 series fighting against Nvidia. Could Nvidia be the next to die?
<font color=green>Comparing nvidia to 3dfx really isnt a good comparison...not only does nvidia have a huge market share which 3dfx never had but they also have big sales in motherboard chipsets now....the geforce FX will not break or make this company...</font color=green>
Specialy since you can now get a Radeon 9700 Pro without any fan at all... (Sapphire Atlantis Pro Ultimate) I would say NVidia have some tweaking to do, I don't like having a vacumcleaner on my desktop when I play a computergame
The thing I don't get is the test was done with DX8 cause they said no card supports the features in DX9 as of yet, I guess ATI didn't release Catylist 3.0 for support with DX9 features....I must have imagined it and so is my computer cause it's sitting right there in my download folder:S
Why would I want to buy an expensive, noisy and basically a PC case cooker anyway, if you have an AMD or an overclocked system heat is a problem anyway you don't need a card to make more problems.
but no, there is no 3dmark2003 out, wich uses dx9. so no "gfFX has that much points, r300 has that much". but one thing's for sure. the gfFX does not have any amazing performance on dx9 as well.. the same as on the rest of the tests, more or less..(the dx8 tests that is)
btw, the demo Mandelbrot on the humus page (http://esprit.campus.luth.se/~humus/3D/viewpic.php?pic=... is the image)
is btw very good to test dx9 ps2.0 speed. all it does is drawing one full screen quad with the complicated pixelshader to generate that fractal. uses about the max possible instruction count in ps2.0, and runs at about 50fps on 1024x768, if i remember right. (i always run at highest quality btw.. )