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Old June 20, 2009, 03:09 PM
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Cool beans Realityshift, thanks for the info! Glad you accept my apology; I really need to think before I type/talk; gonna get me in serious trouble someday! Will see if I can find some links for you; have to check my history but as far as I remember some of the links are dodgy so...Ya I have seen this Gizmodo - ASUS Mars GTX 295 Smoothly Running Far Cry at 3840 x 2160 Pixels - ASUS Mars GTX 295. Makes me think twice about my love for ATI. Not that I can afford or justify a 4870X2 or the Asus Mars. But maybe this is a sign that ATI's new high-end card will be insane as they'll have to try and outdo Nvidia. Although it'll probably be Asus in particular; having the fastest Nvidia and ATI cards in production, even in limited quantities is surely a good marketing tool. This is like German carmakers warfare on a whole new level!

Check this out if you haven't seen it before: CrossFire™ - Downloads. It basically explains everything about Crossfire in a fair amount of detail (direct from the ATI website). It's a bit old (2006) but anyway; sounds like you know some of it anyways.

Please everyone read this. http://developer.amd.com/gpu_assets/...rted%20Now.pps

It says something like "Even some new DirectX11 features will run on older hardware." so basically if I'm correct that means you don't need a 5000 series card for DX11???? 2008 Gamefest Presentations

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Old June 20, 2009, 06:45 PM
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Honestly Im happy with my single GTX 260 for now, the gaming market deffinetly isnt where I would like it to be for me to go out and spend a ton of cash on a video card. Ill check out those whitepapers when I get a chance, DX11 is so unnecessary its not funny, developers have BAIRLY figured out DX9 let alone 10 and now they decided we need yet another version? They arent even adding anything amazing to them either.
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Dude DX10.1!!!! There's like less than 10 games supporting DX10.1 lol. DX11 seems a lot better...in theory...
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And the difference between DX10 and 10.1 is absolutely unnoticable, it was 100% marketing.
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Seems DX11 could be too!
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And the difference between DX10 and 10.1 is absolutely unnoticable, it was 100% marketing.
The difference is actually pretty substantial when adopted properly, look at the Tom Clancy HAWX 10.1 versus 10 tests. It's too bad Nvidia dragged down a nice advance, and spread a bunch of FUD about 10.1. (Nvidia makes nice hardware but their marketing Koolaid drives me up the wall)

So few games have been developed for 10.1 that it isn't a worthwhile feature, even though technically it a nice step forward.
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