Gallium3D To Enter Mainline Mesa Code
Phoronix: Gallium3D To Enter Mainline Mesa Code
As we shared late last week, Mesa 7.3 is getting ready for release with the first release candidate having arrived. Mesa 7.3 will feature improved GLSL 1.20 support, support for the Graphics Execution Manager, and Direct Rendering Infrastructure 2 integration...
My opinion: Forget DirectX
Current battle for PC gaming is over and MS won. But there will be next round soon, when Intel releases ray-tracing capable graphic cards to general public. Companies like Sony, Sun, Intel and Nintendo can create Java-based raytracing gaming platform with possibility to easily port game to PC (Windows/Linux), to OSX, to Playstation 4, even integrate gaming to consumer electronics, like TVs and Set-top-box. That would push DirectX to the corner. Other possibility is that these companies will, just like today, separately play catch-up with MS implementation of ray-tracing DX extensions. That would be great for MS, none of these companies alone is threat to them in the area of PC gaming.