Win one of three ATI 5750's @ HardwareHeaven!

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  1. ET3D

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    Re: Win one of three ATI 5750's @ Driverheaven!

    1. Gareth Thomas has never worked for Codemasters. He is an imaginary persona, and an actor was hired in order to film the review with DriverHeaven.
    2. (The so called) Gareth said that although DX9 and DX11 are both good API's, he has a strong fondness towards DX3, which was the most innovative of the DirectX versions.
    3. Yes. AMD supplied a desk and two chairs. DX11 development was done on a Fermi proptotype, though (much as it was hard to develop a game on a block of wood).
    4. Not AMD in its entirety, no, because it has too many people to fit in the Codemasters office, but they did send the cleaning lady once.
    5. Yes, definitely. Loading was so fast it ended before the game was launched by the user. Since this complicated debugging, the game ended up shipping with DX9 loading being used even when rendering with DX11.

    Just wanted to say: cool contest, DriverHeaven is the best, and I don't need another 5750.

    Edit: Okay, "I don't need another 5750" was a rather stupid comment. I mean, I have a 5750, and I have a crossfire board, and I say I don't need another 5750? What was I thinking? That said, I should get a 5850 soon, so I guess I don't need that 5750 after all.

    Edit 2: Just saw the xbitlabs review of 5750CF and 5770CF, and 5750 CF is actually closer to 5870 in many cases than to a 5850, making it a pretty good value for money solution (now that the 5850 is over $300, the 5870 at $400).
     
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    Re: Win one of three ATI 5750's @ Driverheaven!

    01. How long has Gareth Thomas worked for Codemasters
    Almost 9 years.

    02. Which DX API did Gareth say was better - DX9 or DX11?
    DX11 is much better in his opinion.


    03. Did AMD supply hardware to Codemasters for Dirt 2 Development?
    Correct. Amd offered it early on.


    04: Were AMD onsite to help Codemasters?
    Yes.

    05. Did DX11 help with loading times in Dirt 2?
    Affirmative, this thanks to its Multithreading support, which allows for the distribution of the workload over multiple threads.


     
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    Re: Win one of three ATI 5750's @ Driverheaven!

    01. How long has Gareth Thomas worked for Codemasters
    Almost 9 years

    02. Which DX API did Gareth say was better - DX9 or DX11?
    DX11

    03. Did AMD supply hardware to Codemasters for Dirt 2 Development?
    Yes


    04: Were AMD onsite to help Codemasters?
    Yes

    05. Did DX11 help with loading times in Dirt 2?
    Yes
     
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    Re: Win one of three ATI 5750's @ Driverheaven!

    01. How long has Gareth Thomas worked for Codemasters
    9 Years


    02. Which DX API did Gareth say was better - DX9 or DX11?
    DX11

    03. Did AMD supply hardware to Codemasters for Dirt 2 Development?
    Yes

    04: Were AMD onsite to help Codemasters?
    Yes

    05. Did DX11 help with loading times in Dirt 2?
    Yes

     
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    Re: Win one of three ATI 5750's @ Driverheaven!

    01. How long has Gareth Thomas worked for Codemasters?
    9 years

    02. Which DX API did Gareth say was better - DX9 or DX11?
    DX11

    03. Did AMD supply hardware to Codemasters for Dirt 2 Development?
    Yes

    04: Were AMD onsite to help Codemasters?
    Yes

    05. Did DX11 help with loading times in Dirt 2?
    Yes
     
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    Re: Win one of three ATI 5750's @ Driverheaven!

    01 Almost 9 years

    02 DX11

    03 Yes

    04 Yes

    05 Yes


    Were do i send the shipping adress ? :D:D:D
     
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    That's freaking hilarious. :D:D
     
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    Re: Win one of three ATI 5750's @ Driverheaven!

    01. How long has Gareth Thomas worked for Codemasters
    Almost 9 years.

    02. Which DX API did Gareth say was better - DX9 or DX11?
    Gareth said that DX11 is a better API than DX9.

    03. Did AMD supply hardware to Codemasters for Dirt 2 Development?
    Yes, they did.

    04: Were AMD onsite to help Codemasters?
    Yes.

    05. Did DX11 help with loading times in Dirt 2?
    Yes it did.
     
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    Re: Win one of three ATI 5750's @ Driverheaven!

    01. Answer : Almost nine years.
    02. Answer : DirectX 11
    03. Answer : Yeap
    04. Answer : Yeah
    05. Answer : Yes!
     
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    Re: Win one of three ATI 5750's @ Driverheaven!

    1) Nine years
    2) DX11
    3) Yes
    4) Yes
    5) Yes
     
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    Re: Win one of three ATI 5750's @ Driverheaven!

    1. Almost 9 years
    2. DX11
    3. Yes
    4. Yes
    5. Yes
     
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    Re: Win one of three ATI 5750's @ Driverheaven!

    01: Almost 9 years
    02: DirectX 11
    03: Yes
    04: Yes
    05: Yes
     
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    Re: Win one of three ATI 5750's @ Driverheaven!

    Here are my answers

    1. He has worked for 9 looong years for Codemasters.
    2. He prefers DirectX 11 because it has a easier API and it speeds up developement.
    3. Yes AMD supplied the hardware to Codemasters at a early stage of developement.
    4. Yes AMD had people help Codemasters on site with details and testing and specific stuff related to DirectX 11 implementation in Dirt 2.
    5. Yes DirectX 11 helps improve loadingtimes because of it's multithreaded processing of data.

    / Magnus
     
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    Re: Win one of three ATI 5750's @ Driverheaven!

    01. How long has Gareth Thomas worked for Codemasters?
    Almost 9 years.

    02. Which DX API did Gareth say was better - DX9 or DX11?
    DX11.

    03. Did AMD supply hardware to Codemasters for Dirt 2 Development?
    Yes.

    04: Were AMD onsite to help Codemasters?
    Yes, they were.

    05. Did DX11 help with loading times in Dirt 2?l
    Yes, advanced multi-threading features in the API cut the loading times.




    06. Did you just register now hoping that actually you might have a chance to win?
    Yes, I'm this desperate just to register in hope of winning one. ;)
     
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    Re: Win one of three ATI 5750's @ Driverheaven!

    1. Almost Nine Years
    2. DX11
    3. Yes
    4. Yes
    5. Yes
     
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    Re: Win one of three ATI 5750's @ Driverheaven!

    01. How long has Gareth Thomas worked for Codemasters? Almot 9 years.

    02. Which DX API did Gareth say was better - DX9 or DX11? DX11

    03. Did AMD supply hardware to Codemasters for Dirt 2 Development? Yes

    04: Were AMD onsite to help Codemasters? Yes

    05. Did DX11 help with loading times in Dirt 2? Yes
     
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    Re: Win one of three ATI 5750's @ Driverheaven!

    01. How long has Gareth Thomas worked for Codemasters?
    Almost nine years.

    02. Which DX API did Gareth say was better - DX9 or DX11?
    DX11.

    03. Did AMD supply hardware to Codemasters for Dirt 2 Development?
    Yes.

    04: Were AMD onsite to help Codemasters?
    Yes.

    05. Did DX11 help with loading times in Dirt 2?
    Yes.


    P.S. Long time guest, first time member and yes I did watch the interview :p
     
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    Re: Win one of three ATI 5750's @ Driverheaven!

    01. How long has Gareth Thomas worked for Codemasters
    Nine years


    02. Which DX API did Gareth say was better - DX9 or DX11?
    DX11. Isn't progress nice...


    03. Did AMD supply hardware to Codemasters for Dirt 2 Development?
    Yes, very early, says Gareth


    04: Were AMD onsite to help Codemasters?
    They were. How nice of them.


    05. Did DX11 help with loading times in Dirt 2?
    It does, through witchcraft and sacrifices...



     
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    Re: Win one of three ATI 5750's @ Driverheaven!

    01) almost 9 years
    02) DX11
    03) Yes
    04) Yes
    05) Yes

    Cheers and Thanks
     
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    01 Almost 9 years
    02 DX11
    03 Yes
    04 Yes
    05 Yes
     

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