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Old 29th May, 2013, 08:42 AM
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Run into something odd with recent Radeon video cards!

When I do video benchmark testing, I normally start with my personal favorite 3DMark2001SE, and then progress through 3DMark06 -- perhaps one less or perhaps one or two more !

If you're familiar with the 3DMark2001SE test, around half-way, there are two passes with a Merry Go-round of dragons. The first (9/17) doesn't have any light sources and so the dragon illumination looks kinda flat. However, the second (10/17) has eight moving light sources and the dragons have bright reflections with my older video cards (9600, 9800) and also the 7750, but when I plug in a 5450 or 7770, that second pass with the eight roving lights shows flat looking dragons -- very little reflection.

Is there something wrong with some of these newer cards, I mean, shouldn't they all strive to reproduce the programmed effects? Do people (including the engineers) only care about the scores and not about the actual rendering? Or is it just that these individual newer cards did it right and the others were all wrong? What's going on here?
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you are using new hardware - working in other ways than old hardware and you can't expect it to be backwards compatible as it's not made for things that happened 10 years ago.
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Not sure on the truth of that (no good point of reference), but even if so, why would it be the 7750 and 7770 give entirely different visual results with that particular test?
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3DMark2001SE is for older cards of the generation around that time.
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opengl 3dfx, glide, directx, 1,2,10,11,12...
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