Monday, June 26, 2006

Random Thought

All the graphics engines moment Doom 3, Unreal 3 and what not. Are all designed for single threaded CPUs. Having a dual core CPU does increase performance in these engines, but I wonder wither we will be seeing 'dual core' written in the minimum system requirements on game boxes eventually because I think that if you moved the stuff in the rendering pipeline out into other threads and had the other threads update the render pipeline (essentially make it passive) then you could have the render pipeline be very lightweight, but this isn't possible on a single core chip.