Despite all the 3D enhanced gaming pleasure that hardware accelerated graphics have given me over the last few decade or so I have to admit that a world without dedicated graphics cards would be a far better world for PC gaming. I remember a time when the only thing you needed to check on the box was whether your PC had enough megahertz to run a game. You could buy any half decent machine confident in the knowledge it would run every game out there. Contrast that to the situation today where the average PC bought on the high street has little or no hope of playing modern games and a significant level of expertise is required to set up a half way decent gaming rig. No wonder the mass market has abandoned the PC a the platform of choice for high end gaming.
The death of the gpu just might spark a new rennaissance in PC gaming.