Re: [mmox] Cryengine 2 screenshots from Extropia

William George <wjgeorge@dceo.rutgers.edu> Tue, 14 April 2009 14:10 UTC

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Subject: Re: [mmox] Cryengine 2 screenshots from Extropia
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You might want to check prices on that. I have a 9800 gtx+ I purchased
(without much shopping) for $160. I agree with your statements about the
average consumer, but I also feel that that Intel chip is way underpowered.
I've heard that the Nvidia ION chipset will be a more powerful alternative

I also noticed that Blue Mars is requiring Vista

waka

On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 6:53 PM, Jon Watte <jwatte@gmail.com> wrote:

> Blue Mars looks fantastic. Of course, they are cutting out pretty much
> their entire addressable market by requiring a GeForce 9800 or higher to
> run... I think that mass products like the bigger MMOs and VWs are actually
> not friends of the graphics vendors, because the big trend is towards
> cheaper rendering, to be able to address more consumers. You may think that
> a $300 graphics card is dirt cheap and well worth it, but the average
> consumer couldn't care less -- he'd rather make an additional car payment,
> and stay with Intel GMA graphics.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> jw
>
>