Homebrew GPU Tackles Quake

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Have you ever ever puzzled how a GPU works? Even higher, have you ever ever needed to make one? [Dylan] definitely did, as a result of he made FuryGPU — a completely customized graphics card able to taking part in Quake at over 30 frames per second.

As you might need guessed, FuryGPU isn’t in the identical league as fashionable graphics card — these are made from 1000’s of cores specialised in math, that are then programmed with no matter shaders you need. FuryGPU is a extra “conventional” GPU, it has devoted {hardware} for all of the capabilities the GPU must carry out and doesn’t help “shader code” in the identical manner an AMD or NVIDIA GPU does. In response to [Dylan], the toughest a part of the entire thing was writing Home windows drivers for it.

On his weblog, [Dylan] tells us all about how he went from the compulsory [Ben Eater] breadboard CPU to taking part in with FPGAs to even bigger FPGAs to bear the burden of this mighty GPU. Whereas this challenge isn’t precisely revolutionary within the GPU world, it definitely is spectacular and we impatiently wait to see what comes subsequent.

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