PC Hardware at E3

While games certainly grab the visual attention at E3, all the workhorse components making them go were on hand as well. During the course of E3, we talked with Intel about their new Core 2 Duo processors due out later this year; got some background on the new physics processing units (PPU) from Aegia, which are meant to make visual elements of games involving physical objects come to life on screen; and Seagate was on hand to explain the ramifications of the industry switch over to perpendicular hard drives. These are all components that will directly impact the future of computing on a number of levels distilled down to three conversations that help everything make more sense.