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Korval
09-11-2002, 03:02 PM
To those of you with Radeon 9700's, what extensions does it expose?

NitroGL
09-11-2002, 03:11 PM
Originally posted by Korval:
To those of you with Radeon 9700's, what extensions does it expose?
http://www.delphi3d.net/hardware/viewreport.php?report=485

Side note:
The next driver release is suppose to have the fragment program extension (weather ATI or ARB, or maybe both I don't know).

[This message has been edited by NitroGL (edited 09-11-2002).]

Korval
09-11-2002, 06:58 PM
Why does it say that it only supports 8 textures? Do they plan on hiding this feature until their next driver release?

NitroGL
09-11-2002, 09:34 PM
Originally posted by Korval:
Why does it say that it only supports 8 textures? Do they plan on hiding this feature until their next driver release?

There's a small inconstancy with the spec there, the card CAN sample up to 16 textures but it only has 8 texture coords to adress them (as per D3D 9 specs). I believe this only applies to the ATI_fragment_program extension, otherwise standard multitexturing is limited to 8 textures (IMO this isn't that big of a deal).

Humus
09-12-2002, 06:59 AM
8 textures makes a lot of sense on the 9700 as states above. What makes less sense is that the NV30 will only expose 4 textures on the standard multitexture/register combiner pipeline.

NitroGL
09-13-2002, 10:06 AM
Well I guess the 2.3 drivers didn't include it afterall... Wonder what the hold up is.