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Quality Control
April 2007

In this section of 3Digest we control changes in rendering quality in selected applications after drivers updates.


  1. Graphics cards
  2. Galleries of current importance
  3. Gallery archive

Graphics cards

The following graphics cards were used to make the Quality Control section:

Besides, the following cards have been tested before:

Galleries of current importance

Galleries are updated a) when a patch that considerably changes rendering quality is released; and b) when new drivers are released. In the former case the gallery is re-shot completely for all drivers involved.

Considering that ATI releases new, but rather similar drivers every month, we perform quality control for ATI graphics cards on each first month of the quarter (January, April, July and October).

In case of NVIDIA we examine just new official drivers which also happens about once in three months.

Anyway, we reserve the right to examine drivers, official or leaked, out of turn, if we are just interested in it.

  1. Doom 3 v1.3

  2. Far Cry v1.4

Gallery archive

These galleries are not updated anymore, but still available for browsing.

  1. Doom 3 v1.3

  2. Far Cry v1.4

  3. Half-Life 2

Danil Gridasov (degust@ixbt.com)
Andrey Vorobiev (anvakams@ixbt.com)

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