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  13:52:39  11 February 2012
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ket
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Performance-wise your card sits around the performance level of a GTX560 Ti, same as my GTX460. I hope the next gen of cards bring something worth upgrading to as even the GTX560 Ti 448 can only just barely scrape ahead of my GTX460
  15:24:03  11 February 2012
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Wow... Also, newer cards do not support Pixel Shading which means any tweaking with shaders will make the game crash and request to to get Pixel Shading V1.1 or higher. Now, that comes with your graphics card. You can get an Emulator but most of the links are viruses.

Now, this might be another reason for me to test this out to see if it will do this. If it does then a lot of people won't like it when they cannot play o.o

Well, starters, does this have like... Meltacs shader base? If you are and you have turned on some of those options then that will cause a newer card to crash.

So, overall newer cards use Multi-Shading which older games with heavy shaders do not support.

EDIT: Hmm, it seems Loner1 has a weird discovery... His older card had the problem I am having but then he got 2 of that 1 card and run them in crossfire and it worked o.o
  18:26:00  11 February 2012
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What issue are you having? Using Kingos shaders with some of my own shader tweaks I dont have any problems on any card I've tested my mod with (X1950Pro, HD3870, HD4830, HD5830, GTX460). The only difference between a GTX460 and a GTX560 (or any other GTX5xx for that matter) is the GPU architecture has been tweaked so you should, in theory, be able to get better OCs. Apart from that the architecture is identical with the exception of a few parts of the GPU being enabled/disabled based on what "level" of card you have.
  22:17:08  11 February 2012
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Finally I've done it Using as few Photons as possible I've got a Global Illumination effect thats halfway decent and isn't massively demanding on a system, but you will still need a good CPU and GPU. A OC'd i5 2500k and a OC'd GTX460 should be enough to run this GI config without lag. The next GI step up from this I predict will only be viable in another 2 years (4 years for people that run only mid level hardware). I'm pushed for time atm so no video, just a few screens.

GI On:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/bizket/GIOn.jpg

GI Off:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/bizket/GIOff.jpg
  10:59:28  12 February 2012
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Yeah, Meltacs shaders which are based on Kingo's... But his are still basically the same with some tweaks. I asked him and he thinks there is a bug or something...
  14:38:38  12 February 2012
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If there is a bug its a very obscure one, it hasn't shown itself on any of the cards I've tested with. I would put any issue you are having more down to a driver related problem.
  14:52:54  12 February 2012
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Well, I have downloaded the latest drivers as soon as I got the card. So it's not a driver problem (Unless they made an epic fail).
  17:32:10  12 February 2012
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Its AMD, the drivers have sucked ever since AMD bought ATi. Drivers are very hit and miss now. I'd start by stepping back one driver version at a time and testing. Make sure you clean the drivers out properly each time too with driver sweeper.
  17:44:37  12 February 2012
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Finally I've done it Using as few Photons as possible I've got a Global Illumination effect thats halfway decent and isn't massively demanding on a system, but you will still need a good CPU and GPU. A OC'd i5 2500k and a OC'd GTX460 should be enough to run this GI config without lag. The next GI step up from this I predict will only be viable in another 2 years (4 years for people that run only mid level hardware). I'm pushed for time atm so no video, just a few screens.

GI On:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/bizket/GIOn.jpg

GI Off:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/bizket/GIOff.jpg
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Judging from the pics it looks good, also it seems that orange light bleeds through the catwalk with GI off anyways.

Well I could nitpick about something else, but I guess xRay is an engine where compromises have to be mate no matter what.

Gotta try the config out once your mod is released.
  18:55:50  12 February 2012
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I could revert back but then some newer games might not work. I am thinking about sending them a technical support message about this issue. Maybe then they will release a new driver which will fix it.
 
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