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BIG_AIZZLE 06-18-2004 11:05 PM

GeForce 6800 and Pixel Shader 3.0
 
Is the 6800 going to support pixel shader 3.0. Because i heard it does and to run half life to as good as it gets you will need pixel shader 3.0.Im looking into a x800 and if it only has pixel shader 2.0 thats mighty dumb. Because if im going to spend 400 or so bucks then i wanna run half life to as good as it gets. So pls tell And good night.

sithspawn 06-18-2004 11:22 PM

6800 will support 3.0
x800 will not as far as i am aware.

6800 will also fully support dirextX 9c where as x800 will not.

Wartorment 06-18-2004 11:23 PM

Half-Life 2's graphics are mediocre, anyways, if your computer isn't struggling with FarCry, HL2 should run fine, I mean, they do give you the game voucher with a 9600XT, so I don't think the reqs are gonna be that steep.

BIG_AIZZLE 06-19-2004 02:18 AM

I just wanna know if the quality of half life 2 will be alittle below a 6800s because they are the top of the line cards these days and we all know that fx cards beats radeons quality but will it make a lot of differance with pixel shader 3.0.

WQ87 06-19-2004 06:55 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Wartorment
Half-Life 2's graphics are mediocre, anyways, if your computer isn't struggling with FarCry, HL2 should run fine, I mean, they do give you the game voucher with a 9600XT, so I don't think the reqs are gonna be that steep.
They throw in a voucher for 9600se, and that can't even play farcry with pleasing FPS.:rolleyes:

WQ87 06-19-2004 07:01 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by BIG_AIZZLE
I just wanna know if the quality of half life 2 will be alittle below a 6800s because they are the top of the line cards these days and we all know that fx cards beats radeons quality but will it make a lot of differance with pixel shader 3.0.
It depends if Half Life 2 uses PS3.0. You could get the X800 however, they would be outdated when DX9.0c games come out which would be a very long time. Personally, i would get the 6800 because with PS3.0 and DX9.0c support, it would last longer before i throw it away.:)

Here is a card i want to get after it comes out:
http://www.bfgtech.com/6800GTOC.html
Nice requirements too.

The Merlin 06-19-2004 01:23 PM

I thought it was DOOM3 that would take advantage of PS3.0:confused:

WQ87 06-19-2004 02:18 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by The Merlin
I thought it was DOOM3 that would take advantage of PS3.0:confused:
Doom 3 is an Open Gl game. Since nVidia works wonder with Open Gl and nVidia work with the makers of Doom 3, it "might" utilize PS3.0.

WQ87 06-19-2004 02:21 PM

Behold ladies and gentlemen, Pictures of Farcry with the sm3.0 patch.
http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread....threadid=93143
Pretty lights, eh? Something the 6800 has that the X800 doesn't and can't do.

beedubaya 06-19-2004 02:25 PM

Oh crap, does that mean I just wasted $425 on an X800 thats already outdated?


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