Multi-core in the Source Engine

Posted on Friday, Nov 03 2006 @ 07:27 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
"We have been continually surprised by the rate of adoption of new hardware," says Gabe, referring specifically to the Hardware Survey that Steam extends to its users. Valve is clearly expecting a fairly rapid uptake of quad-core as Intel and AMD push it out next year. "We also have the massive advantage of Steam. It gives us the ability to sell to people - we know how many cores your system have, we know what kind of content is right for the hardware configuration that you have. If you try to sell quad-core content to people in retail, you'll fail utterly, because the density of people walking in with those kinds of systems will be low. But with Steam, we can reach out to those people directly."

Check it out at Bit Tech.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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