(snip) I pretty strongly believe that with all of these things that are troublesome in graphics, rather than throwing really complex algorithms at them, they will eventually fall to raw processing power. People write research papers about, "Here's a really tricky algorithm to do that," but it doesn't work in all cases. People who are synthesists and think of those complex algorithms, they really pooh-pooh that. They don't like to hear that because they want it to fall to cleverness rather than raw power; but the way things have consistently, undeniably fallen over the year is to raw power.
- John Carmack