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3/18/2014

The PowerVR GR6500, the first graphics processor in the PowerVR Wizard GPU family, combines ray tracing with tile rendering.
The PowerVR GR6500, the first graphics processor in the PowerVR Wizard GPU family, combines ray tracing with tile rendering.

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Sheetal.Pandey
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Re: fantastic news
Sheetal.Pandey   3/19/2014 2:21:25 PM
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Games in mobile phones are a quite an attraction for kids and teenagers. Its a very big market out there, good for it.

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Re: fantastic news
Max The Magnificent   3/19/2014 1:07:00 PM
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@justin time: I can't wait to see how this effects games in the next couple years.

I still remember playing a text version of "Hitch Hicker's Guide to the Galaxy" back in the early 1980s -- and we thought that was soooo coooool -- we had no concept of what was t ocome :-)

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Re: fantastic news
Max The Magnificent   3/19/2014 10:44:58 AM
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@Caleb: It is good news all around!

Happy Dance!

Caleb Kraft
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Re: fantastic news
Caleb Kraft   3/18/2014 8:42:37 PM
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After a bit of review, it appears I was wrong. This chip will be going INSIDE some desktop cards to improve ray tracing performance. It is good news all around!

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Re: fantastic news
Max The Magnificent   3/18/2014 5:50:30 PM
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@Caleb: That doesn't really apply to this situation.

My bad -- I just skimmed the article but I saw your comment about superior graphics for games -- and Obduction is on my mind at the moment because I pledged to their Kickstarter -- so I got carried away LOL

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Re: fantastic news
Caleb Kraft   3/18/2014 5:43:42 PM
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That doesn't really apply to this situation. Obduction is for the computer, which has capabilities far beyond this with even a basic graphics card. Mobile graphics, however, don't have the excess power, space, and heat dissapation area to handle the graphics monstrosities our computers use so they have a different design timeline.

This chip should bring a few of the nice features from computers to the mobile market. Don't worry, your obduction won't be held back by mobile hardware.

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Max The Magnificent   3/18/2014 5:41:01 PM
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@Caleb: ...I can't wait to see how this effects games in the next couple years...

Can you imagine this technology used to augment the Obduction Game as viewed through an Oculus Rift?

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fantastic news
Caleb Kraft   3/18/2014 4:22:30 PM
Man, this is really great. I can't wait to see how this effects games in the next couple years. People have been having to bake lighting into their textures for mobiles, which works but is far from desireable.

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