Originally Posted by Melcar
I love it how everyone morphs my posts to their own liking. A chip of that level could be easily integrated into a board. I'm sure AMD and Intel will come up with something to that effect.
You think that card will be able to run the latest DX10 games at playable settings? If you want to game properly you should be looking at the mainstream and enthusiast cards.
You've also ignored the other situations where this could be useful.
Situation A) Someone has a functional computer with a motherboard without integrated graphics. They have a low end gpu powering their system. It dies. At sub $50, this is nice cheap replacement that can even run the fancy 3d features of Vista's Aero!
Situation B) The situation Rakukojin and I were discussing, where you have a slower processor but want to be able to play High Definition H.264 movies. What is the cheapest way to achieve this? Certainly not buying a whole new motherboard and processor, but instead buying this card to offload the processing.
It's called a video card. Not a gaming card. It has other uses than playing games.