Another Richard Huddy Interview

Discussion in 'Graphics and Semiconductor Industry' started by whql, Aug 22, 2004.

  1. whql

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    Crap!
    Only propaganda and no news...

    Is it me or did he spoke more about NVIDIA than ATI?! :shock:
     
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    John Carmack of ID software, the creators of Doom3, also noted that NVIDIA’s driver seems fast, but he also noticed that if he made small changes to his code then performance would fall dramatically. What this implies is that NVIDIA are performing “shader substitution†again. We saw them spend most of last year doing this for benchmarks, and the consequence looks like faster benchmark numbers but it’s important to understand that the NVIDIA driver isn’t running the same code as the ATI driver. The ATI driver does what it’s asked, and does it fast, and the NVIDIA driver does something that’s quite similar to what it’s asked to do – but which is only chosen because it’s faster.

    That makes this benchmark a rather unfair and unrealistic comparison...


    :lol: :lol:
     
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    they need to learn that nvidia is never gonig to stop.

    THe sad thing is once they learn then all of the companys will be doing it
     
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    Well, these words from your guru could at least lay to rest those pesky rumours that JC is favoring Nvidia to the detriment of ATi. Surely he would've just used the shader that Nvidia supposedly has to automatically substitute then right? :?
     
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    Who said that Nvidia was the only one with an active marketing department :)
     
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    Interesting. Wonder what that could be. Though we've yet to see any IQ problems. Doesn't mean that there could be questionable optimizations there anyway though.
     
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    Well that's no surprise given that almost every question asked him to comment with regards to what Nvidia are doing.
     
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    Is it just me or does Rich look awfully pink in that picture? :?
     
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    I wonder what he means by that.
     
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    Also, I usually like Rich's interviews; but I can't really make heads or tails out of this one. :?
     
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    He's British, we have adverse reaction to the slightest bit of sunlight.
     
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    Ah, thanks. The "cave dweller meets the daystar" thingy, eh?

    Anyone who's bilingual care to take a swing at translating? Babelfish doesn't do it justice.
     
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    So is ATI's new marketing up to calling out questionable NV optomizations and proving it?

    Now that would be interesting.
     
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    I see the same question and answers in english below the other language.
     
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    Doh! Nevermind... :oops:
     
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    EEEEEeeenteresting.... :|
     
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    Don't feel bad, Digi --I missed it the first time I looked too and am glad you asked. . .
     
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    Ummm, that last sentence is a bit of an oversell, isn't it? The cost/benefit won't be any better next gen, will it?
     
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    Followed immediately by accusations that ATI fed the tip to the website that breaks the story. . .
     
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