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The RyderMark "screenshot" that was published in July 2006
My take on RyderMark's newest incarnation

Fudo posted something about Rydermark today, and the hate mail is already starting to kick up.

In a previous article, we pretty thoroughly debunked the authenticity of Fudo's "screenshots."  In the original article, Fudo published an expose claiming NVIDIA would not allow developers to use 24-bit or 32-bit precision -- whatever that means -- inside the benchmark.  Fudo then published the screenshots of an ATI and an NVIDIA card side by side.

Our rebuttal was to disprove his analysis of this situation based on the two images, at least one of which was just a Photoshop manipulation.  I have my doubts about Candella as well, but the gist of that article -- Fudo's accusations that NVIDIA was pulling some sort of scam with developers -- was untrue given the evidence.

So here's the gauntlet: If Fudo or Candella can supply me with a version of the RyderMark benchmark by midnight tonight, I will donate $1,000 to a charity of Fudo's choosing.  The software must show, in full-motion video, all three screenshots displayed in the article Fudo published today.  I'll donate another $1,000 if it can display the images from the RyderMark "screenshots" published in July 2006.

Update 2/20/2007: Neither individual was able to provide me with the software even after direct requests.  Fuad declined to send me the binary and Candella did not respond to my emails.

Update 2/20/2007: Ryan Shrout from PC Perspective has uploaded the teaser video for the benchmark on Fileshack.  I'm beginning to think this whole thing has been a horrible hoax played on Fudo.


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RE: No one noticed this yet?
By Le Québécois on 2/20/2007 3:02:20 AM , Rating: 2
I saw that but to be honest I was more amaze by the benchmark results. I know he claims that the benchmark look better in action but still how could something that ugly can perform so badly on a Quad FX with a GeForce 8800?

Is this a new trend to come with benchmarks in the future? Poorly writen code so we can see how our computers will perfom on a bad engine?

Kris, any follow up on that "give me a video and I'll give you $1000"?


RE: No one noticed this yet?
By KristopherKubicki (blog) on 2/20/2007 3:29:30 AM , Rating: 2
Not a peep from Candella, though they have told my colleages they will release a video within 10 days.

Fudo claims he will post a video shortly as well, but no one has been able to provide me of a binary.


RE: No one noticed this yet?
By Chillin1248 on 2/20/2007 1:42:28 PM , Rating: 3
My god, the INQ doesn't stop shooting themselves in the foot. Read this article posted today which claims that Nvidia has no WHQL Vista driver and that AMD/ATI will beat them:

http://uk.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=377...

Now please someone tell him that Nvida DOES HAVE a Vista WHQL driver (100.65):

32-bit:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x86_100.65.h...

64-bit:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x64_100.65.h...

And also unlike he claimed in the article, this driver does support the 8800 series in SLI.
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Chillin


RE: No one noticed this yet?
By KristopherKubicki (blog) on 2/20/2007 1:55:43 PM , Rating: 2
Their driver release dates and embargo dates are wrong anyway.


By KristopherKubicki (blog) on 2/20/2007 3:13:25 PM , Rating: 2
If anyone is intersted:

The real first production AIB ship is March 12, 2007. Embargo date is, and has been, the week ending March 30, 2007.


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