• ASiegel
    Posts: 1370 from 2003/2/15
    From: Central Europe

    Spectre660 wrote:
    I keep forgetting about the current installed base.

    With regard to MorphOS 3.x, users with (usually non-upgradable) R2/300 GPUs outnumber users with PCI-E systems by a giant margin, which is unlikely to change unless perhaps the X5000 receives a massive price cut.

    That said, it is not like the hardware capabilities of these GPUs have been fully utilized yet. There is still room for improvements.


    Any cards supporting OpenGL 3.3 or higher would advance 3D.

    That seems like a rather arbitrary statement.

    I would like to refer you to my game console example again. The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 were released 12 and 13 years ago. Both have had their CPU performance compared to PowerMac G5 systems. Both also feature GPUs that are more than a decade old as well. Yet, when you look at titles such as Alan Wake, Crysis 3, Forza 4 or GTA 5, they show 3D graphics effects that outclass anything running on any PowerPC desktop operating system today by far. (Or small-niche i386 operating systems for that matter.)

    This just shows it does not matter when your GPU was released but how you use it.
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