Powercolor HD3870 vs HD2900XT vs HD3850 Review

Petit test sympathique des dernieres Radeon. Pourquoi sympathique? Tout simplement parcequ’il utilise le fur benchmark en plus des éternels 3dmark ou jeux vidéos (genre crysis, quake wars). C’est le second test que je trouve qui utilise le fur benchmark et ils ont raison. Les gros benchmarks comme 3DMark/Crysis font travailler le GPU mais aussi le […]

Catalyst 7.9, Radeon 2900 and Surface Deformer

From oZone3D.Net Forums, the Catalyst 7.9 seems to unleash ATI Radeon 2900 GPU. The Surface Deformer benchmark is a benchmark that requires a lot of vertex processing horse power. With Catalyst prior to 7.9, the score of an ATI 2900 was around 8000 o3Marks (that was already high). Now with Catalyst 7.9, the 2900 gets […]

Catalyst 7.9 and Radeon 2K Shadow Mapping Bug

I found this bug while I was coding a new small soft shadows demo for GPU Caps Viewer. Soft shadows are built on shadow mapping and my OpenGL shadow mapping code works perfectly on all Geforce 6/7/8 and Radeon 1k but not on Radeon 2K (2400/2600/2900). Why ? Because of the shadow mapping comparison function […]

ATI and Depth Map Filtering

I’ve just found in the super paper of ATI, called “ATI OpenGL Programming and Optimization Guide” that all ATI GPUs from the R300 (Radeon 9700) to the latest R580 (Radeon X1900) only support NEAREST (and the mipmap version) filtering for depth map. That explains the previous results. So if you want a nVidia-like depth map […]

Depth Map Filtering – ATI vs NVIDIA

Really ATI has some problems with OpenGL. Now I’m working on soft shadows and my tmp devstation has a Radeon X700 (not the top-notch I know but an enough powerful CG). With my X700 (Catalyst 6.6) the soft shadow edges are rendered as follows: And on my second CG, a nVidia 6600gt (forceware 91.31), the […]