OT: nVidia driver [was: Wish list] -- understanding the GPU market

Matthew Miller mattdm at mattdm.org
Wed Jun 8 13:09:58 UTC 2005


On Wed, Jun 08, 2005 at 08:22:33AM -0400, Alan Cox wrote:
> Its more an inevitability than the reverse. Commoditisation means that very
> soon all the 'must keep secret' IP will be only relevant to real time
> ray tracing. What happens to the Radeon 9800 when Intel 9xx/VIA/etc graphics
> on chip are good enough for gamers. Leading-edge video will be for VR nuts.

Yes -- this is what'll save us eventually. Remember when on-board sound was
a joke and if you actually wanted to listen to something besides blips and
beeps you bought an add-on sound card? Now, pretty much only people actually
working with audio for a professional reason (or hardcore hobby reason) need
to buy a sound card. This day will come with video too.

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