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Old 12-01-2008, 03:18 PM
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Dissapointing gaming (video drivers COULD make it better!)

So while looking at some gaming comparisons of the touch pro and older nokia phones (running less than half the processing power) I can't help but scratch my head and go "ZUH!?"

Our phones have the ability to do GREAT video processing, but apparently HTC is just too lazy or doesn't give a hoot. What's needed is video drivers. The Xperia X1 is suffering from the same thing (htc makes the phone) so lets hope Sony makes HTC write some drivers.

Has anyone found anything on this? What's the latest news?
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Old 12-02-2008, 10:43 AM
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Re: Dissapointing gaming (video drivers COULD make it better!)

What's wrong with the video drivers currently installed on the device? Keep in mind that we have 4x the resolution of most of those older nokia phones.
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Re: Dissapointing gaming (video drivers COULD make it better!)

Well apparently what we have is like having the windows xp safe mode vga driver. If they just gave us the most basic of drivers for the processor, we would see phenomenal performance across the board.
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Re: Dissapointing gaming (video drivers COULD make it better!)

Word is, Qualcomm charges extra to get various functions out of their processor, so basically HTC didn't pay for the graphics optimization.

Which SUCKS.
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Re: Dissapointing gaming (video drivers COULD make it better!)

I disagree with that statement. Talk to some Kaiser owners and then you will understand what it means to have the 'safe mode' driver.
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Re: Dissapointing gaming (video drivers COULD make it better!)

Where are you guys getting your information on what type of drivers we have on the touch pro. I'd like to read.
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Re: Dissapointing gaming (video drivers COULD make it better!)

From various posts around the web. I'm too lazy to go back and find them.

From what I saw on another forum, people had better performance with the xperia x1's display driver so I've been trying to get my hands on that for some time.

As far as our own "safe mode" display driver, I saw videos comparing same exact game scenes from phones that had less than half the processing power, and definitely alot lesss ram.

I'll try and find the list of comparison videos, but pretty much, this phone sucks at games because of a lack of drivers.
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Re: Dissapointing gaming (video drivers COULD make it better!)

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From various posts around the web. I'm too lazy to go back and find them.

From what I saw on another forum, people had better performance with the xperia x1's display driver so I've been trying to get my hands on that for some time.

As far as our own "safe mode" display driver, I saw videos comparing same exact game scenes from phones that had less than half the processing power, and definitely alot lesss ram.

I'll try and find the list of comparison videos, but pretty much, this phone sucks at games because of a lack of drivers.

At least it's an improvement over the Titan right? Or is it?

I'm really hoping we get Android on the TP, it should make a difference, right? I mean, it uses OpenGL rather than Direct Draw, and the G1 doesn't seem to have issues fully rendering nicely using that.
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Re: Dissapointing gaming (video drivers COULD make it better!)

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Where are you guys getting your information on what type of drivers we have on the touch pro. I'd like to read.
XDA-developers is probably the best for this. Here is a good summary thread:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=449391
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XDA-developers is probably the best for this. Here is a good summary thread:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=449391

just the thread I was speaking of. Thanks
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