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The times they are a-changing: PC graphics moves in

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1 Author(s)
Ribarsky, W. ; Graphics, Visualization, & Usuability Center, Georgia Inst. of Technol., Atlanta, GA, USA

PCs with substantial 3D graphics are arriving on desktops everywhere. It was only a few years ago that people sniggered at PC graphics and laughed out loud at the notion of PCs with robust and versatile operating systems. Now, however, PC operating systems-especially Windows NT-have software development, networking, multiprocessing, and other tools to rival Unix environments. A user or developer can add a 3D graphics accelerator offering pipelined rendering, full texture mapping, and a complete set of graphics tools with performance that competes with mid-range graphics workstations. And no one is going to beat the price point. On top of all this, it's clear that Intel and Microsoft take this market seriously

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Computer Graphics and Applications, IEEE  (Volume:18 ,  Issue: 3 )