The Race is On

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The Race is On

Postby hobold » Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:57 pm

I don't want this to look like AMD marketing, so I want to remind everyone that Nvidia is going to have an answer shortly. So the significant event is not the unveiling of AMDs latest GPU, but the fact that its improvements are mostly emphasized in the GPGPU sector: ... -review/25

Nvidia was first with Fermi, but AMD seems to have put all their weight behind compute as well. Intel thought they were within a factor of 2 to 5 for equally carefully tuned code, but that gap might widen in the coming years. Interesting times. :)

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Re: The Race is On

Postby Dade » Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:44 pm

hobold wrote:Interesting times. :)

Sure and I really like this :D

However it is the GPU computing software field to look still a bit weak to me (but both Nvidia Fermi and the new AMD GCN have raised the level and the quality of hardware/software tools).

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