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ATI revenue jumps 40 percent

By Julio Franco
Dec 20, 2003
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  1. tripleione

    tripleione TS Rookie Posts: 181

    Neither Max Payne 2 or NFS:U have any DX9 elements in them. I know NFS:U is at most DX8.1 and I'm pretty sure Max Payne 2 is a combonation of DX7/DX8... somewhat like UT2003.

    As far as I know, OpenGL 2.0 doesn't even have a finalized set of specifications yet.

    The GeForce4 Ti series has fallen into the legacy sector of video cards, but is still a long way from being outdated. Especially when ATi and nVIDIA are churning out poor-excuses-for-DX9-capability video cards such as the GeForceFX 5200 and Radeon 9200.
  2. Krugger

    Krugger TS Rookie Posts: 210

    i've been a big ATI fan ever since i made the switch from 3DFX. I definetly need to get in on one of these new generation ATI cards... maybe after christmas i'll be able to afford one. i'm glad to see they're doing well, i think they make great products and their support is top notch, not perfect, but they do very well when compared to other companies.
  3. UncleGemboel

    UncleGemboel TS Rookie Posts: 47

    One thing ATI must do, especially in my country is to remove people oppinion that ATI card have some incompability with many games or application. It seem Nvidia had make strong bound with my people that only nvidia card can make many game run smoothly, so ATI must do something about it.
  4. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,212

    I think that's mostly going to be a matter of time....eventually, they'll see the Catalyst driver set for what it is....improving steadily for the most part, and see the compatibility issues waning over time. If they keep up their good work and don't make any stupid mistakes, they'll be fine for a long time to come.
  5. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    Well, ATI has done something about it...

    They've created the Catalysts, which is a huge step forward from the drivers they previously had...
    They're releasing new drivers about every month with fixes & improvements...

    The point is that people have to notice... And they have to be willing to accept that a change has happened...

    Most of the people talking about ATI's bad drivers haven't "looked at the scene" for over a year.... They're still stuck in the time when Nvidia had the best driver support, and no cheating (except for the Quake/Quack thingy with ATi) had happened...

    But when they do catch up, I'm quite certain that their tune will be a bit different than now... :)

    Just tell them to look around at what is cooking, and I think they'll be quite quick to understand what has happened...

    .02$
  6. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,383   +15

    Your very right MrGaribaldi.

    Thats something I was concerned of 6 months ago, however it seems they have put so much fourth to the drivers ATi have come up. With the R420 soon to come, whats nVidia going to do :confused:
  7. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,212

    I think you'll see nVidia do the same thing ATI did.....plug away at it until you've got it right. I'd like to see 2 dominant factors in any marketplace....that's what drives prices down. Right now ATI can afford to keep the prices up because they know they've got a superior product (IMHO). :grinthumb
  8. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    Well, rumour has it they are willing to cut their margins to get a better part into the market...

    Meaning that the top of the line card will be much more expensive to produce than the 9800XT, but cost the same (as the XT does today)
  9. Federelli

    Federelli TS Rookie Posts: 382

    WRONG!
    Max Payne 2's mirrors require a DX9 card to be seen, and the light trails and motion blur in NFSU also require a DX9 card to work
    And OGL 2.0 is just about done
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