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: The "R600" Timeline, as According to The Inquirer
2/21/2007 7:01:13 PM
It really is true... when one guesses on all the possible outcomes, it is pretty easy to "predict" the future. That's how they managed to be right on some (few) of those articles.
Makes me remember a Portuguese "seer", who named himself Zandinga, who predicted in his "new year predictions" that the pope would die... and he did...
Two things come to mind...
1. The pope was a pretty old guy and I can pretty much guarantee that the current pope won't make it past 2020... that doesn't make me special or empowered with mystical supernatural cosmic metachloridians.
2. Lets go back a year and check his "predicitons"... oh! "the pope is going to die!"... now I'm kinda *predicting* that if I go back another year... yup! there it is again... powerful this guy, huh?
Inquirer FTW! =p
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