No BS Podcast #96: The Great Atom Debate

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Lodis4

I think that Gordon is partially correct and partially off the mark with his evaluation of the new, low power, processors.

This is a double edge sword in that we have to deal with lower performance initialy in order to achieve the extended battery life of these netbooks and smart phones but we gain smaller devices with better battery life and increased functionality. On the other hand, the community will not tolerate the performance handicap for long and manufacturers will be forced to find new ways to increase the level of performance while at the same time maintaining this new standard in battery life. 

 Granted, the early adopters will have to pay the First Genereation Tax but how is that any different than any other new product on the market?

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NAYRhyno

Congrats Keenan (Vagabond)! Norman was slaughtered 13 to 1. At one point it was 12 to -1. After getting a couple frags, Norm rage quit.  Youtube will be up shortly.

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NAYRhyno

Saturday Feb. 21

 10PM/9central

 Streaming with commentary at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/quake-3---vagabond-vs.-norman

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googilyhoogan

 

I agree with Gordon about it being 15 years. Inthe next couple years when cpus or gpus get fast enough the transformation fromrasterizing to ray tracking will hold up the graphical fidelity. This willcoincide with the programming transformation as processing goes massively parallel. 

 

see 

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/3928/sponsored_feature_light_it_up_.php 

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anonemus

Five years from now I hope gaming graphics will look like this HL2 movie

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1UPMEmCqZo

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Netram

Hey Norm, what version of Quake 3 do you play? Vanilla / OSP or CPMA?

 

I'm in the Quake Live beta, if you love Quake 3 you're going to be in love with live. No CPM physics just yet, but in the UK PC Gamer they said that they'll add air control and instant weapon switch later on :) 

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Vagabond

We're playing on normal Quake 3. 

You can check out our servers at The Punishment Portal and Game Central.

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NAYRhyno

I should also mention that the match will be streaming live at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/quake-3---vagabond-vs.-norman

 

 

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Techrocket9

Rember that in last podast's comments, Andy said he was willing to do a video podcast. Let's keep voting for it in these comments.

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AntonioRo

I'm sure you Maximum PC fans have discovered this link: http://geekspeak.org/shows/2005/10/14/

It's a nice reminder of the '05 Dream Machine, Dual-Everything! $12,000.

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AntonioRo

True, IG are sufficient for HTPCs but as stated before "As for Laptops and Desktops they both need GPU's that meet a minimum gaming spec that all games, new games will be able to scale to and play on this minimum entry lever hardware".

I think you and "Gordon the Futurist" would concur that the bar needs to be raised and not lowered just because the EIC's folks just want to check their E-mail on their NetBooks.

It's very difficult to program for yesterday's specs when we're all looking to toward the possibilities of the future.

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Keith E. Whisman

Integrated graphics have their place and that place is the entertainment pc that sits inside your entertainment center. I want to build a computer that will produce very little heat while still powerful enough to record shows, play music, convert video and music files. An entertainment machine does not need to play games just do HiDef and other video chores. So the intelgrated Intel video would work fine. ULV processors will also work.

As for Laptops and Desktops they both need GPU's that meet a minimum gaming spec that all games, new games will be able to scale to and play on this minimum entry lever hardware. Gaming machines of course will get high end features for these same games and vastly improve the games. Also all computers need to have upgradable graphics so no more building motherboards without any PCIExpress X16 slots for graphic.

 

So long story short is that Integrated graphics hurt innovation in the desktop market and laptop market.  

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michaelb12

boys man up no need to apologize for the deer comment  it happends all the time in my neck of the woods. people need to understand deer are not the brightest creatures in the woods . thanks love the gordon rants keep it up

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AntonioRo

Good points from both Mr. Smith and Mr. Mah Ung, but I have side with Gordon for the sake of technological progress. Intergrated Graphics have beeen holding everybody back since 3DFX closed down, and because "Gordon is a Futurist".

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Vagabond

And I'm waiting.

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