Watch This $25 Computer the Size of a Credit Card Run Quake III


Hey, so maybe it’s not so exciting that you can build a computer for $25 that can play Quake III. That s–t is oooooooooold, after all. Nobody would say that playing Quake III is exactly demanding on the current generation of computer hardware.

But what if somebody built a $25 computer, and made it the size of a credit card? Would that be more surprising and/or exciting? I should think so. That’s how I feel about it anyway. Enter the Raspberry Pi ARM-powered Linux box. Here’s what this thing has inside it:

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 (for $5-10 more)
Open software (Ubuntu, Iceweasel, KOffice, Python)

Crazy, right? OK, so watch this thingie run Quake III.

You can follow the progress on this baby here.

via Gizmodo

Find us on Twitter! @gamefrontcom and @philrowen

Join the Conversation   

* required field

By submitting a comment here you grant GameFront a perpetual license to reproduce your words and name/web site in attribution. Inappropriate or irrelevant comments will be removed at an admin's discretion.

3 Comments on Watch This $25 Computer the Size of a Credit Card Run Quake III

old

On August 30, 2011 at 3:07 pm

but can it run crysis

JosephPS3

On September 1, 2011 at 4:27 am

wow that really is amazing. very impressive. So my current computer can be reduced to a credit card in 10 years time.

LTenhet

On September 23, 2011 at 1:55 pm

That’s pretty cool, and since it can run Quake 3 it could run other older games feasibly!