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The X^2 requirement for GPUs makes perfect sense.

Remember. The ATI CrossFire system splits the screen in half. The 1st GPU takes the top half, the 2nd GPU takes the bottom half. In Nvidia SLI system, they rotate every pixel.

So, Nvidia's system can work with any range of GPUs (multiply some common resolutions and then divide by 1,2,3,4. You get a whole number)

However, for ATI's system, you would want to split the screen up by a X^2 amount.

With 4 GPUs each GPU would take a corner.

Get my point?
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post #12 of 61
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Originally Posted by stargate125645 View Post
I think someone is confused in that article. They said GPUs could be put in clusters of x^2 in the beginning of the article, but later on they said multiples of 2. Those are two completely different number sets, with multiples of 2 making more sense.
powers of two makes more sense in the computer world. The next step after C2Q will be octo-core - not six core.
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post #13 of 61
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Originally Posted by pauldovi View Post
The X^2 requirement for GPUs makes perfect sense.

Remember. The ATI CrossFire system splits the screen in half. The 1st GPU takes the top half, the 2nd GPU takes the bottom half. In Nvidia SLI system, they rotate every pixel.

So, Nvidia's system can work with any range of GPUs (multiply some common resolutions and then divide by 1,2,3,4. You get a whole number)

However, for ATI's system, you would want to split the screen up by a X^2 amount.

With 4 GPUs each GPU would take a corner.

Get my point?
A nail on the head.
    
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i wonder if amd/ati will make it run slower on intel systems, hey just a thought.
    
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Yeah, and lose half the market
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i wonder if amd/ati will make it run slower on intel systems, hey just a thought.
Don't like the thought of that thought.
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fake site and fake review. too many ads. reviewer hides his name
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I will DEFINITELY stick with NVIDIA if that's the case.
Well the 8800GTX was over $600 when it was first released, it's just dropped a little in the last month...
    
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fake site and fake review. too many ads. reviewer hides his name
I have to agree with sladesurfer on this one. That review site looks extremely suspect, though I cant imagine why someone would go through all the trouble of putting up fake benchmarks, and making them look so obvious. That being said, as an owner of G80 I am still planning a possible upgrade to R600 when GDDR4 comes out. Either way, it will be interesting to see how everything pans out.

PS. I thought the 512 bit memory interface was going to be exclusively on their workstation cards, ATIFireGL... another thing I find out about this review.
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Originally Posted by PaRaDoX View Post
"DX10 full compatibility with draft DX10.1"

Awesome.

to bad for the 8800'rs
Umm... Its not like the G80's aren't gonna be compatible with DX10.1 its just like a revison, just like the revisions for DX9.
    
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