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"Age of physics processing units dawns" Inquirer article



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#1 Posted 14 October 2005 - 07:50 AM

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CommanderZx2, on Mar 7 2005, 06:04 PM, said:

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Tad Devine,Mar 8 2005, 03:04 AM] I really wish they would stop increasing the amount of crap you have to buy to run a damn game.

Why if it makes the game better and more realistic?

Because it is obscene the amount of actual material 'value' is in a computer...next to nothing...
Because it costs MONEY.

Gaming has become less 'gaming' and more of a hobby... people don't play, they win. People don't have a machine on which they run games, they have Game Machines.

I guess it's just me, then.


You've got a few good points. But I've got to disagree with what you're paying for. You're not paying for the actual, physical computer (or its components), you're buying the work that these people put into making this thing. Just like when you buy a CD at a store, you pay $15 not because a physical CD and its materials costs $15 (I think the actual cost of that is less than 5 cents or something), but for the music and the work the musicians put into the album.

edit: ohcrap I just realized I bumped a thread from march... it was by accident.. don't kill me!



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#2 Posted 14 October 2005 - 07:53 AM

View PostCommanderZx2, on Mar 8 2005, 06:18 PM, said:

ticongeroga, on Mar 8 2005, 06:01 PM, said:

i want one, how much do ya think that will set the common man back? :w00t

I don't think it'll cost more than 50 or $96.46


Are we talking about PPU's? If so, about the price of a mid-range graphic card. 140-70.



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#3 Posted 14 October 2005 - 08:18 AM

i read an article in maximum pc that physics cards will be about $250. they aren't going to do like video cards and have different performance cards. they will all be one sku. this is coming from the company who developed the card.



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#4 Posted 14 October 2005 - 08:30 AM

do you guys realize you're quoting people from 6 months ago? I thought I was reading an up-to-date thread and thats why I responded... it's just funny, that's all :)



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#5 Posted 14 October 2005 - 08:51 AM

Hmm, looks like somebody revived a dead thread. IMO, that guy should be warned.
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#6 Posted 14 October 2005 - 08:53 AM

View PostdeFireman., on Oct 14 2005, 04:51 PM, said:

Hmm, looks like somebody revived a dead thread. IMO, that guy should be warned.

No it's fine.



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#7 Posted 14 October 2005 - 08:57 AM

View PostdeFireman., on Oct 14 2005, 02:51 AM, said:

Hmm, looks like somebody revived a dead thread. IMO, that guy should be warned.


it was ewakio! GET HIM!

this is pretty interesting, though i wish i could hear some more up-to-date info about this.



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#8 Posted 14 October 2005 - 09:09 AM

i thought the announced a long time ago that they would be differnt ones at different price ranges from like 200-500 dollars.



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#9 Posted 14 October 2005 - 09:10 AM

View Postmothmann, on Oct 14 2005, 05:09 PM, said:

i thought the announced a long time ago that they would be differnt ones at different price ranges from like 200-500 dollars.


I vaguely remember that too. They'll have entry-level, mid-range and top-end models...
And I also heard that BFG are going to manufacture their own PPU cards too.



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#10 Posted 14 October 2005 - 10:49 PM

Do you think when these are released there'll be an update so HL2 and the Source engine in general will support these?
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#11 Posted 14 October 2005 - 10:55 PM

in 20 years...our kids will laugh at half life 2 and say how ugly it looks
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#12 Posted 14 October 2005 - 11:03 PM

View PostJonbo298, on Mar 8 2005, 06:57 AM, said:

Dark Knight, on Mar 7 2005, 09:15 PM, said:

Hrunting, on Mar 7 2005, 08:05 PM, said:

I don't believe it just because they misspelled Gabe's name :):

Lol, exactly. Gabe Novell?

Edit: Marchitecture?

Marchitecture is a correct term used. And obviously Gabe Novell is not :tongue

No, I meant what is marchitecture?



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#13 Posted 14 October 2005 - 11:06 PM

View PostMexis, on Oct 14 2005, 03:57 AM, said:

View PostdeFireman., on Oct 14 2005, 02:51 AM, said:

Hmm, looks like somebody revived a dead thread. IMO, that guy should be warned.


it was ewakio! GET HIM!

this is pretty interesting, though i wish i could hear some more up-to-date info about this.


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#14 Posted 14 October 2005 - 11:14 PM

Well that article was full of crap. Here we are seven months later, and still no sign of a PPU... Anyways, as long as they don't release it the day after I get my new rig, I'll be happy.

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