In this section of 3Digest we control changes in rendering quality in selected applications after drivers updates.
- What's new
- Graphics cards
What's new in September
Added new quality control galleries for GF7800. To compile them we used 77.62 drivers (a beta used in the first reviews of these new cards), 78.01 (that fixes numerous bugs of 77.72, the first official drivers with GF7800 support), 78.03 (a beta of the future release that fixes GF7800 texture filtering problems) and 81.84 (a beta of the new ForceWare reference drivers).
The following graphics cards were used to make the Quality Control section:
Besides, the following cards have been tested before:
Galleries are updated a) in case of new patches introducing noticeable changes to rendering quality; and b) accordingly with new drivers releases. In the first case we remake the gallery for all drivers anew.
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.
- Doom 3 v1.3
- Far Cry v1.31
- Half-Life 2 (the latest version)