Nvidia, Qualcomm Outs Win 8 ARM Test PCs to Devs, Makers

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saturnus

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Are the days of the big rigs finally coming to a close? Will all the powerful hardware be pushed off into the cloud, allowing these smaller desktops and tablets to merely act as receivers?
Maybe not just yet but we're getting there.

Even geeks like us must start to realize that the days of huge gaming rigs are coming to an end as companies realize that the average consumer aren't interested and can soon get the same gaming experience from a thin device on cloud service instead. Saving investment cost for the consumer and saving enormous amounts of energy in the process.
 

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"Are the days of the big rigs finally coming to a close? Will all the powerful hardware be pushed off into the cloud, allowing these smaller desktops and tablets to merely act as receivers?"

Hell no, not as long as the telecom monopolies will charge us an arm and a leg for a slice of capped bandwidth.
 

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"Are the days of the big rigs finally coming to a close? Will all the powerful hardware be pushed off into the cloud, allowing these smaller desktops and tablets to merely act as receivers?"

as soon as my tablet or cloud based whatever can play some games at max settings (angry birds doesnt count) then maybe... but truthfully the answer will always be no.
 

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For sure the death of the 'big rigs' is imminent. Smaller form factors are the future, we can already see this happening with the arrival of tablets and super smart phones. AMD, Intel, Nvidia, and ARM are creating power soc's with powerful graphics and cpu's on one die. Though we will still have desktop comptuers though in the form of ' all in one pc' with touch screens. AMD's Trinity and Intel HD4000 is aorund the corner so lets see!
 

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gaming with avatar movie quality graphics at Super HD res stilll not accomplished yet... so why end? gpu tech advancement is still needed, we need pc graphics realm to the next level.
 
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