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Old 09-02-2001, 12:23 AM
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Default Re: I WAN\'T Powered plug-ins !!!

Last year, after 30 years of microprocessor development, Intel cracked the 1-GHz mark in clock speed. Now, not even 18 months later, it will announce availability of a 2-GHz Pentium 4. By the end of next year, it could be up to 3 GHz.

Would you (as a company) invest in the development of an expensive add-on board with computer power increasing at that rate? Can you see less need for hardware acceleration with so much more power in the basic PC? Would you invest on better software that takes advantage of advances in technology (like Altivec) or build a card that won't be needed in the near future?

Companies that made dedicated hardware platforms to perform video editing and effects have seen their market share reduced by companies that use general purpose computers. In the audio field, look at New England Digital (if you remember them).

You have a limited amount of time and assets to spread out on your choice (s). What would you do?
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