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post #31 of 151
Before people start to say "RIP nvidia", remember that is not like tomorrow the GPU computing is taking place, and suddenly 5xx/6xxx GPU cores will appear inside the CPUs.

The time that we will see powerfull CPUs and GPUs on the same chip is still a few years ahead, and it will take some time for the industry to adopt these changes.

Nvidia still has a lot into them. Tegra, Tegra 2, their next gen GPUs.
Its not like they are going to lay down and die while the world change around them.

Cube will still be here for a few more years, and by the time its obsolete, there will be new things, new GPUs or new ways to make it work.

Its not like AMD/ATI will stay like it is forever as well. And the fact that intel and nvidia have traded patents and intel is using nvidia tech, might show us a strong partnership to rival AMD/ATI in the future.

So saying so long to cube or nvidia, its pretty stupid to say the least.
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post #32 of 151
*sigh* i guess open CL is dead now, once MS walks in the room, there's hardly any room for anyone else. MS's idea of "open" is "it works on windows!". Yeah, very open.
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post #33 of 151
Let's be honest, who here can honestly say they used CUDA compatible programs and noticed a difference?

Probably not many.

By the way, Nvidia and Microsoft are practically partners, obviously Nvidia is going to be around to stay, and their technology will probably have the upper hand at whatever Microsoft is up to.
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this type of folding.
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wow amd just got a boost on there apu woohooo!
 
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post #36 of 151
This was announced at AMD's conference so it is not going to be biased towards in Nvidia in any way. Also, Nvidia has been pushing GPGPU for a while now. Even if CUDA dies (open source nearly always wins) they will be just fine.

The company that should be sweating is Intel. Those x86 monsters they crank out are going to start getting caught in performance by AMD's APUs if programs start using GPU acceleration. Let's see if in a few years (none of this matters until then anyway ) Intel can put a proper GPU on die.
post #37 of 151
Kill Cuda please microsoft.. with sugar on top.

I dont care if you run an Nvidia or ATI/ AMD GPU they should all be able to run the same games and support the best of whats available.

Why should I have to buy a add on Nvidia card to support physx / Cuda on a dual 6970 cross fire setup? That is just stupid. Some day I would like to buy dual 6970's and crossfire them, but I cant afford to and on top of that I sure cant also afford to drop a 580 in the mix for physx support.
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This was announced at AMD's conference so it is not going to be biased towards in Nvidia in any way. Also, Nvidia has been pushing GPGPU for a while now. Even if CUDA dies (open source nearly always wins) they will be just fine.

The company that should be sweating is Intel. Those x86 monsters they crank out are going to start getting caught in performance by AMD's APUs if programs start using GPU acceleration. Let's see if in a few years (none of this matters until then anyway ) Intel can put a proper GPU on die.
this..

also, massive paralelization will also probably include cpu multi-threading aswell so hopefully an 8-core Trinity APU (Bulldozer + GPU) will kill anything in these apps... Let's just hope adoption rate on this shoots through the roof

i don't much care if it's openCL or direct compute as long as it is vendor agnostic....

however i think we might see this take longer than we expect cause of that whole intel compiler thing... lots of coders still using that, and we all remember how well that turned out for AMD.... idk but i dont think intel will suddenly support this in their compiler just yet lol
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I totally agreed
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Kill Cuda please microsoft.. with sugar on top.

I dont care if you run an Nvidia or ATI/ AMD GPU they should all be able to run the same games and support the best of whats available.

Why should I have to buy a add on Nvidia card to support physx / Cuda on a dual 6970 cross fire setup? That is just stupid. Some day I would like to buy dual 6970's and crossfire them, but I cant afford to and on top of that I sure cant also afford to drop a 580 in the mix for physx support.
 
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post #40 of 151
Kill Cuda, Kill MS, whatever. Along as my GTX 580 can transcode a 720p HD movie in a quarter of the time it takes a CPU i don't care who makes what.
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