Originally Posted by Licht
More then anything the article's bashing of Intel integrated graphics is the most important. That is the single largest issue PC gaming has, Intel killed it : literally. People either seam to think any PC can game like a beast or think it costs thousands to build/upgrade a rig up to the code. Both are deadly lines of thought. Education may be the key here.
Well there is a conundrum here...
The Average computer consumer LOVES a "cheap PC"...
Many "Gaming video cards" cost MORE than your average cheap PC (even a low line video card would cost almost half of the total PC cost to these folks).
Average computer consumers are "too cheap" to spend the extra cash to get a decent video card and are quite happy with "integrated Intel graphics". They didn't buy the computer to game with in the first place obviously.
As a side note... if they do want to game, most "cheap PCs" still come with either an AGP or a PCI Express slot so that they can add a gaming video card, however since they are too cheap to buy said card, the point is moot.