DailyTech Digest: RyderMark
February 19, 2007 1:26 PM
comment(s) - last by
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.
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
2/21/2007 5:05:44 PM
I get the impression that:
-some of the games their site claims they have worked on they might not have.
-some of the companies their site claims are partners may not be.
-a lot of the 3D artwork on their sites has been manipulated in photoshop.
-their contact address might be an apartment in London.
-the whole company might only be one person: Ajith Ramachandran
-whoever does their art likes horses and speedboats.
The site for their game "Chariots":
An interesting old E-Bay listing for some land for sale by Candella:
Someone named Ajith Ramachandran is or was working for S3:
A site with more info (including a personel count) on Candella:
Their phone number (in London?):
+44 (0) 208 445 4197
"Vista runs on Atom ... It's just no one uses it". -- Intel CEO Paul Otellini
"Rydermark" Cheating Allegations Discredited
July 19, 2006, 4:54 AM
Latest By Kristopher Kubicki
AMD's New Piledriver Opterons Claim to Match Intel's Performance at Half the Price
November 5, 2012, 4:32 PM
Intel Beats Expectations, Posts $3B USD Profit
October 17, 2012, 11:40 AM
Intel's HDCP DRM Scheme Defeated by a Single Sub-$300 FPGA
November 28, 2011, 10:25 AM
Google Pledges to Defend Partners Against Apple, Microsoft
November 9, 2011, 4:00 PM
Hello AMD Socket G34
July 16, 2008, 5:38 PM
Update: AMD Preps Radeon 4850 Launch for June 25
June 19, 2008, 12:21 PM
Next-gen NVIDIA GeForce Specifications Unveiled
May 20, 2008, 3:52 PM
Newegg Guns for Amazon
April 22, 2008, 12:30 PM
Dodeca-core: The Megahertz Race is Now Officially the Multi-core Race
April 17, 2008, 6:51 PM
NVIDIA, AMD Set to Square Off Once Again This Summer
April 16, 2008, 1:37 PM
SanDisk Unveils Pricey iXpand USB 2.0/Lightning Drive to Expand iPhone, iPad Storage
November 13, 2014, 2:29 PM
HP's 15.6" Omen Gaming Laptop is Incredibly Thin, Powerful
November 4, 2014, 10:34 AM
Tim Cook Touts Apple’s Product Portfolio, Performance in Letter to Employees
October 21, 2014, 8:05 AM
Lenovo Once Again The Top Global PC Maker, Apple Takes 50% of PC Profits
October 9, 2014, 7:46 AM
It’s Official: HP to Split Into Two Business Units
October 6, 2014, 8:14 AM
Quick Note: HP Plans to Split PC, Enterprise Units
October 5, 2014, 4:31 PM
Most Popular Articles
Wal-Mart: Miss Thanksgiving, Get Xbox One + Master Chief Collection for $299
November 17, 2014, 9:40 PM
Sweden Mulls Labelling "Sexist" Video Games in the Wake of Gamergate
November 17, 2014, 2:00 PM
Nokia Lumia 635 LTE Windows Phone is Only $40 at Best Buy on Black Friday
November 18, 2014, 11:59 AM
It's Official: Twitter is Profitable "Junk"
November 16, 2014, 10:45 PM
Apple Releases OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite, iOS 8.1.1 Updates
November 17, 2014, 1:43 PM
Latest Blog Posts
Costco Gives Employees Thanksgiving Off; Wal-Mart Leads "Black Thursday" Charge
Oct 29, 2014, 9:57 PM
"Bear Selfies" Fad Could Turn Deadly, Warn Nevada Wildlife Officials
Oct 28, 2014, 12:00 PM
The Surface Mini That Was Never Released Gets "Hands On" Treatment
Sep 26, 2014, 8:22 AM
ISIS Imposes Ban on Teaching Evolution in Iraq
Sep 17, 2014, 5:22 PM
Space Terrorism is a Looming Threat For the United States
Apr 23, 2014, 7:47 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information