DailyTech Digest: RyderMark
February 19, 2007 1:26 PM
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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.
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.
Ryan Shrout from
has uploaded the teaser video for the benchmark
. I'm beginning to think this whole thing has been a horrible hoax played on Fudo.
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RE: might as well make the 2nd offer $1,000,000
2/20/2007 11:12:53 PM
The problem is, he can't exaplain them away as mockups, unless he is going to clam that Nvidia hardware causes image corruption in Photoshop.
RE: might as well make the 2nd offer $1,000,000
2/21/2007 11:26:49 AM
I suppose the explanation could be that the 'sharpened' image mockup was originally intended to show the sort of difference Candella expected between different shader precision settings, or something like that. After that, once the images were mistaken for, and believed to be, true screenshots, hilarity resulted.
I dunno, I'm not trying to explain the fiasco away at all. I'm simply pointing out that Fraud's.... er... I mean Faud's failure to address this issue at all is maddening to all concerned. We're all looking at a smoking gun, and Faud continues to pretend there's no gun at all much less any smoke... problem is there's so much smoke pouring from that gun, it's hard to see any truth at all about anything else Faud says or anything to do with RyderMark.
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