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Quake III – Still A Worthy Benchmark

How is it that this old engine still manages to creep up onto frontpages? It’s nearly ten years old, but it’s still a cherished piece of benchmarking software — stressing web browsers and mobile devices.

Games Radar snipped a piece of PC Gamer’s interview with John Carmack and his upcoming project, Quake Live. Not a lot of new details, though. It’s more like reassurrance. At least they provided some screenshots. That’s Quake III for sure.

As an actual benchmark, NVIDIA decided to showcase their new “smaller than a dime” NVIDIA Tegra 600 GPU running Quake III as well. Check it out. That’s impressive. Imagine an iPhone 2 or any other handheld with that chip?

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