ATI's Island demo released
If you own an ATI Radeon 8500 card, you owe it to yourself to hit ATI's Radeon 8500 demo page and grab the three-part "Island" demo (mirrors are here and here, but they may not be updated yet). I saw this demo run at Comdex, and I was seriously impressed. There are huge amounts of texture data being thrown around here, with bump maps and other pixel shader effects running all-out. If you paid $300 for a video card, one of the payoffs is being able to run this sort of demo to get a glimpse at the future of real-time graphics. Go check it out.
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