Originally Posted by EnJoY
Everyone seems to be missing the fact that future APU's from AMD will utilize the GPU portion as a mere extension of the CPU, running the same instruction sets as the CPU does.
Silly EnJoy, those APUs aren't going to run CUDA software that the universities and corporations plan on sticking with.
There's a reason why many companies are still hesitant to upgrade to IE8 or Windows 7, because their proprietary software only works on IE6/Windows xp.
There's a reason why many researchers still use Fortran software for massive parallel computation tasks, despite the availability of GPUs.
There's a reason why many game developers JUST started on proper quad-core support, after the availability of quad-core processors in 2007. Starcraft 2 still uses dual-core despite its huge CPU load, above that and the performance scaling drops off. The Source engine still doesn't properly support quad-core.
EDIT: For clarification, I have nothing against AMD or HSA. I've observed old habits dying hard. Ask Kodak.Edited by A Bad Day - 3/25/13 at 8:25pm