Soon, more lifelike computer games, courtesy super-chips

December 26th, 2007 - 1:17 pm ICT by admin  

London , Dec 26 (ANI): Soon, computer games will become more realistic and lifelike than ever before, for scientists from the Glasgow University and the Semiconductor Research Corporation in the US are developing a new breed of “super chips.

According to the scientists, the silicon chips controlling existing computers and games consoles have already reached their peak as far as speed and ability are concerned.

Lead researcher Prof Iain Thayne and other experts from Glasgow University and the Semiconductor Research Corporation in the US are now working on a 1.2 million pounds project for designing a new generation of microchips that will enable the creation of more complex, realistic graphics.

These new chips could also boost the battery life of mobile phones and digital cameras, the scientists say.

“A lot of computer games still feel very unrealistic and flat. What gamers want is to develop games that make you feel as though you are part of the synthesised world, the Telegraph quoted Thayne, as saying.

He added: “It is the silicon chips installed in games consoles which are holding this development back.”

Games manufacturers would be able to access these “super chips” within three years. (ANI)

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