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

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    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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