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Carmack blasts nVidia as cheaters

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May 28, 2003 8:46:26 PM

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"Rewriting shaders behind an application's back in a way that changes the output under non-controlled circumstances is absolutely, positively wrong and indefensible.

nVidia blasted by THE king of the PC graphics industry.
Won't be long before they need to be honest.

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May 28, 2003 9:32:31 PM

Isn't he linking up with nVidia on Doom 3 in some way?
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May 29, 2003 12:51:57 AM

I dunno...didn't really look like a blast to me if you read the whole piece....





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May 29, 2003 1:14:56 AM

hey dhlucke you can add CoolSquirtle says NO under Is Nvidia cheating lol joke joke~~~~



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May 29, 2003 1:51:51 AM

Nvidia has been convicted by a jury of it's peers
May 29, 2003 2:58:47 AM

True, but the first line says it all IMO. Did nVidia do such?
Yes. Therefore, they did a wrong thing.

I wish Carmack would have really done it loud though, but yeah, he has to watch his words.

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May 29, 2003 11:20:55 PM

Perhaps you didn't read the whole article...
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In my opinion, as long as they include a driver option to disable any optimizations and thus, ensure that reviewers are able to make fair comparisons between products, Nvidia's actions are perfectly justifiable.

I know that what nVidia did was cheating, but let's not forget that ATI (and any other manufacturer) have been caught cheating once or twice before.
Also, Carmack never said "nVidia is cheating", so I think that this post is a little extreme.

nVidia will certainly have to win back our trust, but I know that a lot of ATI boys out there have already labelled nVidia as the scum of the earth (but I bet that they once had nVidia cards that they were very happy with).
Long post short, let's see what nVidia can do next and let's keep an open mind (i.e. don't do something stupid like ban nVidia products and turn ATI into the next Micro$oft...)

For some this article was about Carmack blasting nVidia, and for some it was Carmack talking about the different products and the way they decide to do things. I'm just saying that a lot of ppl had already made their mind up before even reading the article.
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