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John Carmack on 3D

id Software programmer John Carmack did one of his occasional .plan updates on the subject of the current state of 3D cards, headlined "NV30 vs R300, current developments, etc." At one point saying "As always, better cards are coming soon," the update kicks off saying: "At the moment, the NV30 is slightly faster on most scenes in Doom than the R300, but I can still find some scenes where the R300 pulls a little bit ahead. The issue is complicated because of the different ways the cards can choose to run the game." He goes on to outline quite a bit on how this all works.

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2. mind... fading... away..... Jan 29, 2003, 23:11 neeleyman
To a certain point, I understood the article just fine. And then, BAM! Here comes the tech jargon. Not a bad thing at all, just too much for me. But, even though some of it was over my head, I was particularly intersted in the "For a typical consumer, I don't think the decision is at all clear cut at the moment," comment.

Will the GFFX get better with a new set of drivers? Or is it really just not what was expected? IMO, the choice is rather obvious, get the 9700 Pro and save huge $$$, especially when the R350 hits. Of course, I could be wrong.


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