Software Rasterizer

DX10 software rasteriser shows geeky origins

This is what happens when you let Star Trek fans set product codenames. WARP10 Sure, technically it stands for the ‘Windows Advanced Rasterization Platform 10’. But you just know which way around the genesis of that title would have gone, when geeks are involved. In any case, it sounds pretty interesting - basically it’s a Dx10 class software rasteriser which will come built-in to Windows 7. It’s bound to be be nigh-on unusable for a while - after all, people with cheap graphics cards are also likely to have gone a bit cheap on the CPU too, and even the best multicore CPU can’t software rasterise as well as an entry-level GPU right now - but as an eventual fallback target it could be useful.

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