Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Apr 2008 20:01 UTC, submitted by irbis
3D News, GL, DirectX Open Graphics Project founder Timothy Miller recently noted on the project's mailing list that they are set to announce that their first hardware, the OGD1, is ready for pre-order. "The OGD1 design has actually been finished for a couple of months now," he began, explaining that they've been setting up a way to process pre-orders for the first 100 boards. The board will retail at USD 1500, with a USD 100 discount offered for the first 100 pre-orders. "These are pre-orders, not orders," Timothy continued, "that means the lead time is unpredictable. We don't have a stock. We will purchase a stock based on the number of pre-orders we get. Also, this means that if we never get a large enough number of pre-orders, we will be unable to fulfil them; all pre-orders would be cancelled, and no one would be charged anything."
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Not for Quake, yes...
by irbis on Thu 17th Apr 2008 16:04 UTC
irbis
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Yes, this product is not for playing Quake.. ;) - like it clearly says in the story, if you read it.

Now that the Open Graphics Project has already got this far, I cannot see why their products couldn't find their own niche market later too? Of course, most computer users won't probably be interested in OGP, but not everyone is interested in, say, professional CAD/3D cards, and not everyone needs support for three or more monitors from their video card either. These projects have their own niche market too.

I could expect that users and developers of many alternative operating systems from Syllable to OpenBSD could be interested in these kind of open graphic cards. The users of those operating systems could have working 3D support then too. Oh, and by the way, I don't think that many of them would be too interested in wasting their time playing the latest, most fashionable video games anyway...

How well a video card may do Quake is actually a very minor detail for most computer users... Believe me but most people on the planet don't know nor care to know what the heck "quake" might be. Many couldn't care less for video games in general either. For most (smart) people there are plenty of other uses for computers and video cards than just playing some stupid games...

Edited 2008-04-17 16:06 UTC

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