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Tim Sweeney talks about future of the GPU, DirectX

Posted on Saturday, September 20 2008 @ 15:55:16 CEST by

ARS Technica had an interview with Epic Games co-founder Tim Sweeney and heard he still expects the fixed-function GPU will go extinct and that APIs like DirectX and OpenGL will die out as well.
JS: I'd like to chat a little bit about Larrabee and software rendering. I'm sure you're NDA'd on it, but Intel just did a pretty substantial reveal so we can talk in more detail about it. So first off, I'm wondering if you're looking at any of the Larrabee native stuff. What do you think about the prospects of this whole idea of not doing Direct3D or OpenGL, but writing directly to Larrabee's micro-OS?

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