$25 PC Runs Quake III [video]

Raspberry Pi PC
Raspberry Pi PC

Don’t feel like spending $3000 on a gaming computer just to get your Quake 3 fix?  Then how about playing the game on a $25 PC?  This amazing little PC pictured on the right and featured in the video below can easily run Quake III and is full of awesomeness!  It can also play full HD video which is impressive for such a small and cheap machine.  This machine is still in alpha and is called the Raspberry Pi.  Below are the specs for those interested.  For $25, I might pick up a couple when they become available.

700MHz ARM11
128MB or 256MB of SDRAM
OpenGL ES 2.0
1080p30 H.264 high-profile decode
Composite and HDMI video output
USB 2.0
SD/MMC/SDIO memory card slot
General-purpose I/O
Optional integrated 2-port USB hub and 10/100 Ethernet controller
Open software (Ubuntu, Iceweasel, KOffice, Python)

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[Source:  Raspberry Pi via Gizmodo]



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3 responses to “$25 PC Runs Quake III [video]”

  1.  Avatar

    That frame-rate sucks for playing Quake; But not bad for $25

  2. pcnerd37 Avatar

    It could be better but you can’t ask for too much with a $25 price. My main concern is the being able to run much of anything with so little ram. Just opening a browser window would eat up all the available ram.

  3. BigDog969 Avatar

    As long as it had low overhead the 256mb might not be bad for basic browsing, but I would hate to see what it would do on flash content. It would be nice if the ram was upgradable.

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