Sep 15, 2008 Consumer

Another legend has eyes on the future

By Doug Schaefer

I just finished reading an interview with another legend of the game programming industry, Epic’s Tim Sweeney (Mr. Unreal). First it was John Carmack from id (Mr. Doom)
wondering how game developers will be able to harness multi-core
technologies to improve game performance. Now I see Tim has a very
interesting vision for how these technologies are going to change the

It looks like both of them agree, multi-core general
purpose processors will make graphics specific processing units
obsolete, at least the fixed function parts of those graphics
processors. But Tim seems to have a grasp of what that environment will
look like. And it’s both exciting and liberating.

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