firstname.lastname@example.org" rel="external">|Obi_Wan| schrijft: "Misschien al eens eerder aandacht aan besteedt de afgelopen dagen, maar de freaks van HardOCP blijven volhouden. Dit is al weer de 3de dag van de T&L discusie tussen nVidia en HardOCP. nVidia kwam met allerlei argumenten opdraven (niet goed, verkeerd ingesteld etc.) om de HardOCP'ers er van te overtuigen dat HardOCP iets niet goed doet, maar nu dus al weer voor de 3de dag dat ze nVidia argumenten in het kolenhok schuiven":
Well you might or might not know that we looked into the world of Transform & Lighting, better known as T&L here lately. (not to be confused with T&A, but I can point you to a site that discusses that later) The nVidia GeForce is the ONLY consumer card on the market now that boasts a Hardware T&L engine, the GPU. We have put the GeForce under the microscope lately with benchmarking programs [b]that created all kinds of controversy. Instead of another benchmark, let's use a real game this time... [break]Niet goed, helemaaal niet goed voor nVidia. En dan hier wat benchmarks om de stelling nog was steviger te ondersteunen:[/break]
Well, live by the sword, die by the sword. Here is a real world app that to the best of my knowledge does use T&L and has the option to toggle it on and off. THIS IS A REAL GAME YOU CAN BUY. Remember that. We see from the screens above that T&L on the nVidia GeForce is in NO WAY a help whatsoever. In fact it totally hinders the game in 32 bit if in fact the D3D HAL is running 32 bit. That is why I took the screenshots from the demo above in 32 bit. There is a big performance hit but not image quality enhancement that I can see.
Now is this the fault of the card or the game? Well I don't know, but still, it is a game that people are going to be playing that says it utilizes T&L and it does not do dick for the game. Now what we need is a REAL GAME to show us how well it CAN be utilized. Not a synthetic benchmark, because NOBODY is gonna be happy with that one apparently.
Until I see that, I have to think that the T&L hype that nVidia is simply that, HYPE. Please someone prove me wrong soon. We hardware freaks really want to know.