Re: Miscellaneous thoughts...

Eugene Leitl (
Fri, 5 Dec 1997 13:40:36 +0300 (MSK)

On Thu, 4 Dec 1997, xtu62 wrote:
> I'd have to disagree, the rush to buy Pentium 2's is huge. Nobody wants
> anything below a 233MXX and usually go for the Pentium 2. Oh! And the
> sequal to Quake, Trinity won't use 3D cards, it'll be software only (as will
> most next generation 3D games, cos the cards don't do the right sort of 3D)

Very probably there will be voxel support in OpenGL soon. First voxelspace
hardware accelerators have become available lately. Though this is
high-end visualization market currently, such technology might eventually
become affordable (of course memory demand for voxel rendering is ...

While I know absolutely nothing about investments, Texas Instruments's
next-generation devices look very bright technically. Both their Digital
Light Processing and their VLIW SuperDSP (1 GFlop now) family look
absolutely unique on the market. If only they'd add parallel links to the
'C6x family...


> so you're going to need that P2.