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<A HREF="http://www.neoseeker.com/news/story/3027/" target="_new">eh what the hell???</A>



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Well it makes, sense and as the barrier between system and VPU resources lowers even further with PCI-EX, it makes more and more sense. It is a powerful second processor, where if it's not being used could be handy for things like picture and video work (which don't require much VPU power).

I did find it funny that they made the standard the R3XX and the nV3X without a caveat, considering I don't think ANYONE would consider the FX5200 up to the task, but perhaps it's utilised in such a way as to be of some use, just seems unlikely, considering that they mention it requires a 'reasonably powerful enough' vpu to do the job.

I can think of nothing better than opening up a few more PCI-EX slots for graphics cards for multi-monitor support, that at the same time would allow you to increase the power of your editing rig. Now not only would it be handy to have 3 monitors for video editing (preview, tools, output/master), now it will help in the raw data crunching too. Very Cool! :cool:

I guess it flies in the face of this old thread as to the direction of Graphics cards, etc.;

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could be very usefull in encoding/decoding. do you suppose the code has to be written for ati or nvidea cards or are they the same codes? i assume it doesnt have anything to do with the card, since its a directx9 port.

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Are we expecting too much from a single piece of silicon in our CPU's? Could they perhaps be more effictively implemented as a set of task-specific cores, effectively spreading both the workload and heat output?

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Yeah, that's what I like about the Power5 type of solution. If we could get minimally (not massively) parralel computing on a larger socket with multiple cores, I would think that would work better. I think we are quickly running out of devlopment to allow the single core solution to continue to improve anywhere near moore's law.

I don't know what the future has to bring, but I personally believe it will be something MUCH more elegant than we currently have, even before we switch to other forms (like optical, etc).


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could be very usefull in encoding/decoding. do you suppose the code has to be written for ati or nvidea cards or are they the same codes? i assume it doesnt have anything to do with the card, since its a directx9 port.

well, reading the artical it says that based on a DX9 floating point compiler or something that regular cpu operations are able to be performned on DX9 cards...

so yea, i dont htink the card matters, just DX9 compliance. we all know how good Nvidia is at DX9 compliance... and if a 5900 is capable of a donig the same as a 10ghz P4, imagine what a Radeon 9800 can do !


thats quite incredible if you ask me. consider the fact that newer video cards have way more transistors than conventional CPU's.. and the floating point units in the R3x0 isnt anything to laugh at. i cant wait to see if this technology is going to be used!!!!!

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you can imagine if the technology is matured to the point where server clusters consisted of one server with 8 video cards in it! that would be sweet!!!!

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lmfao!


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omfgwtf!!!

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