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For those interested. Im Still slightly confused however im tired..Take a read :

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New NVIDIA Computing Architecture Enables Data Processing on the GPU for Next-Generation Commercial Applications, Technical Computing, and Advanced Gaming

SANTA CLARA, CA-NOVEMBER 8, 2006-NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in graphics processors, today unveiled NVIDIA CUDA technology, a fundamentally new architecture for computing on NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs), and the industry's first C-compiler development environment for the GPU.

GPU computing with CUDA is a new approach to computing where hundreds of on-chip processor cores simultaneously communicate and cooperate to solve complex computing problems up to 100 times faster than traditional approaches. This breakthrough architecture is complemented by another first-the NVIDIA C-compiler for the GPU. This complete development environment gives developers the tools they need to solve new problems in computation-intensive applications such as product design, data analysis, technical computing, and game physics.

Available today on the new GeForce® 8800 graphics card and future NVIDIA Quadro® Professional Graphics solutions, computing with CUDA transcends the limitations of traditional GPU stream computing by enabling GPU processor cores to communicate, synchronize, and share data.


Rest here :http://www.nvidia.com/object/IO_37226.html
post #2 of 22
SLI folding? SLI Physics? Unified shaders as processing units?
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I was reading that, too. The possibilities are virtually endless. It can basically be used as another CPU (a VERY FAST CPU) for computations other than graphics with extremely powerfull parallel performance.
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physics?
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The G80 doesnt need a physic card.

And I dont believe you need SLI to unlock that feature.
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The G80 doesnt need a physic card.

And I dont believe you need SLI to unlock that feature.
that's what i was asking. does it have enough processing power to do the physics calculations, and if it does, that's freaking awesome.
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With the current processing power of gfx cards, and the amount of memory they have, who needs a motherboard cpu and ram!

Just run Windows using your graphics card, lol.
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With the current processing power of gfx cards, and the amount of memory they have, who needs a motherboard cpu and ram!

Just run Windows using your graphics card, lol.
lol, windows 95. actually... i wonder if you can? someone with really awesome low level skills should do that.
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I think basicly what it means is exactly what they do with super computers. Parallel processing. If so, it will be a beast and probably worth the money, but I would wait and see the numbers once it comes out
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kc-tr, go look up ATI's stream computing on their R580 and R580+ chips, the numbers are out, from the looks of things CUDA is even better than ATI's approach but we'll see once R600 comes out if that changes things, I think most of Nvidia's advantages right now come from their unified shader architecture which ATI's R600 will also use.

Also, I think playing any game like CSS or BF2 where with a single 8800GTX you'd get thousands of FPS, there is plenty of headroom for that single card to do physics and AI work as well, for upcoming DX10 games you may want another card in SLI or even do what Nvidia wants you to do, have 2 in SLI x16 and have a third card running at x8 for additional computing.
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