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Re: Graphics card recommendation?



Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:

> On Mon, 2009-06-01 at 15:19 +0100, Sharpe, Sam J wrote:
>> 2009/6/1 Patrick O'Callaghan <pocallaghan gmail com>:
>> > T&L capability
>> 
>> Texture and Lighting capability.
>> 
>> While I agree that it's a stupid acronym, it's part of a fairly
>> generic "you can't run this game because..." error which has been
>> pasted verbatim.
>> http://www.google.com/search?q=%22T%26L+capability%22
> 
> Fair enough, though I wonder how many non-gamers would recognize it.

As the OP, I had never heard of T&L and am certainly no gamer,
but that is what the error log complains of.
As far as I can see, it is a standard acronym,
and it would be as odd to call it Texture and Lighting
as it would be to call PCI <whatever PCI stands for>.

Which reminds me - apparently there is a second hurdle
I have to get over, which is to distinguish between PCI and PCI-E.
I think the Asus K8V-MX motherboard I am concerned with
provides PCI slots, not PCI-E.

Also there is something about AGP, but I'm not sure
how significant that is, or if it is universal nowadays.

Graphics cards are much more complicated than I thought.



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