Nvidia NV40 video clips

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  1. marco

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    You have probably already seen/downloaded them, but Nvidia placed their demo movies online: (from the Nvidia website)

    "We have some exciting new SDK samples in the works for our next release. In case you missed them running live at GDC 2004, we created several educational video clips we think you'll find interesting. These clips are meant to explain some of the techniques that will be possible with our next-generation hardware. Full source code for these samples and more will be available in the next release of our SDK."

    "Please note that the video clips were captured from live demos via a digital-to-analog scan converter and then recompressed. Although the voice-over explains the concepts behind each technique, colors and frame rates are not represented accurately and the effective resolution is reduced significantly. Any choppiness in the videos is caused by the capturing and encoding process that was used."

    You can get them here
     
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    These are the same as the ones from a few days ago right? Nothing new to see if we downloaded all the other ones?
     
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    Spell check - probably - second word in the first sentence, hate typo's like that!
     
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    is it just me or were these "demo's" extremely uninspiring?
     
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    They are not destined to be inspiring :!:
     
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    I would say they are intended to be inspiring on technical level, in that it should inspire novel ideas for using the programmable HW. They aren't visually exciting, however.
     
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    Yeah, that's what i meant :)
     
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    WISE BIRDS tell us here in Vienna that ATI and at least some of their knowledgeable partners don't feel so bad about NV40 Ultra. Even though the NV 40 Ultra, Geforce 6800 Ultra is a very fast card that outperforms everything else on planet for the time being, the ATI next generation chip might end up even faster.
    The canaries are singing that 12 pipelines, 475MHz/950MHz card with 96 bit precision and PS 2.0 shader only will end up faster then 16 pipelines, 400MHz /1100MHz cards with 128 bit precision and PS 3.0 shader model.

    ATI knew for some time it would lose out feature wise, but stays committed to bring the faster technology, without some of the extra features.

    The R400 card - now renamed to R500 - has support for all these nice features but got postponed but that is the chip with 128 bit precision and PS 3.0 support from ATI. Until that chip dawns, later this year at the earliest, ATI stays PS 2.0 and 96 bit precise only.

    But Nvidia seems to be keeping some of its powder dry too. We hear about some faster NV40 chips that Nvidia is saving for later.
     
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