Where real time graphics are headed

Tech Report has an article about the future of real time graphics and how we might soon see movie-class CG on PCs:

The progress of consumer graphics ASICs has shattered the traditional order of the graphics world. Long-time high-end leader SGI nearly imploded a few years ago, and the ranks of companies like NVIDIA and ATI are populated heavily with ex-SGI engineers. Consumer “gaming” chips have developed the necessary performance and internal precision to compete—in rebadged forms as Quadros and FireGL cards—against workstation stalwarts like 3DLabs’ Wildcat line. And heck, 3DLabs recently turned the tables, getting itself bought out by Creative in order to fund a move into the consumer market with its P10 chip.

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