- Jun 4, 2005
Intel has a shot of getting in the game at some point I think. They don't even have to make something that's technically as good as what AMD/Nvidia have, because they have the fab process advantage.AMD and nvidia have a lock on the market and we will never see any other real competition unless that competition is in part owned by AMD or nvidia which is a real dam shame IMHO.
When it comes to integrated/SOC yes, they have a very good chance and in fact, will compete. When it comes to discrete chips, not a chance. Not so much because they can't, I'm sure with their resources they can come up with something if they really wanted to, but because they don't really want to.Intel has a shot of getting in the game at some point I think. They don't even have to make something that's technically as good as what AMD/Nvidia have, because they have the fab process advantage.
You mean the company they told to F-off by saying "you aren't allowed to create any chipsets or integrated GPU's for our processors anymore"? you somehow think they're affiliated?LOL Intel is already is in the game it's called nvidia.
If you think Voodoo/2 didn't do much of anything you either didn't use them or used them wrong. They were by far the largest graphics leap in PC gaming history IMO.Geforce
Geforce 4 ti
8800GT (probably the #1 hall of famer)
Radeon 5870 (cause after 3 years its still a top tier card!)
Thats all that needs to be said. Quite frankly before the original Geforce card with its T&L engine, graphics cards were just a novelty. Kinda like Ageacs physics cards or Killer NCs modem cards. They were nice & all, but far from mainstream & didn't really do anything noticeably different.
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Crysis was hardly even known at the time it released it was largely a sleeper hit and also being a PC exclusive only there was hardly any mainstream advertising unless you read Maximum PC magazine ect. I was absolutely blown away by the level of quality visuals when I first played Crysis maxed out on my XFX 8800 GTX 768mb @ 1080P @ 13fps max back in 07 LOL.I personally got a bigger wow factor when I first popped in my V2 in my Pentium 200mmx Compaq Presario. Crysis was expected to have good graphics, especially following Far Cry (the first one), but that's a side point anyway. The main thing is, those Voodoo cards certainly made a very appreciable difference.
PC gaming was much more popular back then, not sure what you're talking about.....PC gaming community has grown exponentially since 07 when Crysis released heck it was only 05/06 that I bought my first GPU "6800GS 256mb" we were a small breed back then.
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Both of those combined 2D and 3D before 3DFX got their act together with the VooDoo 3. (No, the VooDoo Banshee abomination doesn't count)
It was incredible, the difference to ISA was huge.Tseng was also quite good in the 90s. VESA Local Bus, baby!
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In terms of wow factor, Voodoo wins by a mile... Seeing 3d acceleration for the first time was mind blowing... Anyone who disagrees just wasnt there back then
The 2nd huge leap was the programmable shaders that came with Dx8 and Geforce 3... Everything became much more organic, and "Nature" test in 3dmark2001 was one of the most memorable ever because of that
Sadly, I havent really been impressed with graphics ever since... Though this year E3 had a really strong showing, with both Unreal engine 4 and Cryengine 3 looking pretty damn good
Sadly it also ended the reign of different possibilities with graphics engines with very restricting programmability. (no more voxels and silly screenspace tricks.)Yeah, I ponied up in college for a 8meg Voodoo 2. Holy hell it changed everything for me.
You're right, people that weren't around then have no idea the impact that card and Quake did for 3d gaming. Completely turned the paradigm inside out as to what was possible.