Minimum Graphic Card Requirements

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Integrated Intel graphics
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===Integrated Intel graphics===
http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/sb/cs-014257.htm
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[http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/sb/cs-014257.htm Intel's integrated chipset functions]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_graphics_media_accelerator
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_graphics_media_accelerator Wikipedia's discussion of Intel integrated graphics]
  
 
Pixel shading 1.0 & 2.0 supported by 82915G/82910GL and above
 
Pixel shading 1.0 & 2.0 supported by 82915G/82910GL and above
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Vertex shading 2.0 in software for DirectX supported by 900/950.
 
Vertex shading 2.0 in software for DirectX supported by 900/950.
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(Does that mean it's driver dependent or game code dependent? How is Unity doing on this front?)
 
(Does that mean it's driver dependent or game code dependent? How is Unity doing on this front?)
  
  
Render to texture
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===Render to texture===
 
render to texture support (GeForce2 or Radeon 7000)
 
render to texture support (GeForce2 or Radeon 7000)
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(seems to be safe to use for critical game elements like compass)
 
(seems to be safe to use for critical game elements like compass)
  
AO leaves
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===AO leaves===
 
Vertex shading (GeForce 3/4 or Radeon 8000)
 
Vertex shading (GeForce 3/4 or Radeon 8000)
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(Shipping Nature Renderer version will presumably fall back to less demanding version.)
 
(Shipping Nature Renderer version will presumably fall back to less demanding version.)
  
  
Glow, Blur
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===Glow, Blur===
 
Reflective water
 
Reflective water
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OpenGL Pixel Shaders 1.0 (GeForce FX 5200 or Radeon 8500)
 
OpenGL Pixel Shaders 1.0 (GeForce FX 5200 or Radeon 8500)
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(Will be fairly widely visible by decent non-Intel cards. Should fall back to flat color.)
 
(Will be fairly widely visible by decent non-Intel cards. Should fall back to flat color.)
  
Noise, Color correction, Edge detection, Sepia, Grayscale, Twirl, Vortex,  
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===Noise, Color correction, Edge detection, Sepia, Grayscale, Twirl, Vortex, Refractive water===
Refractive water
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OpenGL Pixel Shaders 2.0 (GeForce FX 5200 or Radeon 9500 or higher)
 
OpenGL Pixel Shaders 2.0 (GeForce FX 5200 or Radeon 9500 or higher)
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(More demanding. Don't assume users, especially with Intel cards, can see it.)
 
(More demanding. Don't assume users, especially with Intel cards, can see it.)
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Refractive water shader fallback doesn't seem to be working on some cards (Intel?) as of 11/21/06.
 
Refractive water shader fallback doesn't seem to be working on some cards (Intel?) as of 11/21/06.
  
Nature Renderer
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===Nature Renderer===
 
Heightmap terrains?
 
Heightmap terrains?
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Tree LOD?
 
Tree LOD?
Grass
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Bushes/Rocks
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Grass?
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Bushes/Rocks?

Revision as of 23:03, 21 November 2006

Here is a rundown on the various Unity features supported by different generations of video cards.

(This is a WIP and is very incomplete and messy, based on my very preliminary and sketchy research. Please contribute by clarifying, correcting, adding items or cards, and formatting. Thanks! Steve)


Contents

Integrated Intel graphics

Intel's integrated chipset functions

Wikipedia's discussion of Intel integrated graphics

Pixel shading 1.0 & 2.0 supported by 82915G/82910GL and above

Vertex shading 2.0 in software for DirectX supported by 900/950.

(Does that mean it's driver dependent or game code dependent? How is Unity doing on this front?)


Render to texture

render to texture support (GeForce2 or Radeon 7000)

(seems to be safe to use for critical game elements like compass)

AO leaves

Vertex shading (GeForce 3/4 or Radeon 8000)

(Shipping Nature Renderer version will presumably fall back to less demanding version.)


Glow, Blur

Reflective water

OpenGL Pixel Shaders 1.0 (GeForce FX 5200 or Radeon 8500)

(Will be fairly widely visible by decent non-Intel cards. Should fall back to flat color.)

Noise, Color correction, Edge detection, Sepia, Grayscale, Twirl, Vortex, Refractive water

OpenGL Pixel Shaders 2.0 (GeForce FX 5200 or Radeon 9500 or higher)

(More demanding. Don't assume users, especially with Intel cards, can see it.)

Refractive water shader fallback doesn't seem to be working on some cards (Intel?) as of 11/21/06.

Nature Renderer

Heightmap terrains?

Tree LOD?

Grass?

Bushes/Rocks?

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