“We have been following a brewing controversy over the PC version of Assassin’s Creed and its support for AMD Radeon graphics cards with DirectX 10.1 for some time now, and we were perplexed by some of the issues involved. Fortunately, the tech lead for the Assassin’s Creed development team was kind enough to answer our questions about the nature of the game’s DX10.1 performance increases, what they mean for image quality, and what the future for DX10.1 support in the game might be.”
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Was a hit put out on DX10.1?
Source: The Tech Report
Assassin’s Creed has generated it’s own little soap opera, involving AMD, nVIDIA and their ‘The Way It’s Meant To Be Played’ marketing tool. The rabble has been roused by early tests on Assassin’s Creed showing that with DX10.1 the AMD graphics cards were showing some remarkable performance. Come the release date, Ubisoft, a partner with nVIDIA’s marketspeak TWIMTBP disabled DX10.1 due to a bug. Read the full script of this drama over at The Tech Report.