you can see the 512x512 resolution texture is much sharper and
clearer then the sample taken at 256x256. There is quite a bit
more noticeable detail, and it looks much more realistic. Here
is another sample using the same conditions as the first samples,
256x256 is on the left, and 512x512 is on the right. Notice
how much more realistic the gun looks. Click for a larger image.
is a short list of games that will be supporting or already
are supporting some high resolution textures (512x512):
Quake 3 Arena
?*Amen: The Awakening
more and more cool little features being included in both upcoming
games and graphic processors, make sure your next choice in
graphics card support features like ;environmental bump mapping,
higher resolution textures, bump mapping, 32bit color, has a
stencil buffer and doesn't just accelerate the old features
at really fast speeds. Hmm....I wonder who does that?