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will start leaning toward multi-core gpus soon? or has anyone heard anything about any work on a multi core gpu? with the heat and power consumption the have now, i think its reminiscent of what intel was going through.
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8800 GTX have 128 shaders. Thats like multi gpu gaming.
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Gpu has a whole different concept.

It is'nt just one core doing the work.

It's more lot's of small core's sharing the work.

So there are lots of shaders and a few pixel processors.
And task management all built in

So putting two of em on a chip would'nt do much good.
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Well there is the x1950 that sort of has two x1950s on it. I forgot the name or specifics, but it is there.

But what everyone else said is correct, it isn't the same, they already have mass parallel processing going on.
Parallel processing is the term i'm looking for right?
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will start leaning toward multi-core gpus soon? or has anyone heard anything about any work on a multi core gpu? with the heat and power consumption the have now, i think its reminiscent of what intel was going through.
Everyone above is correct. GPUs are already optimized for parallel processing and have dozens (or hundreds) of "cores" working. CPUs have a few powerful cores which are optimized to do more general tasks and have a lot of look-ahead features which GPUs lack.
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Everyone above is correct. GPUs are already optimized for parallel processing and have dozens (or hundreds) of "cores" working. CPUs have a few powerful cores which are optimized to do more general tasks and have a lot of look-ahead features which GPUs lack.
well thats interesting. i dont know too much techinal stuff about video cards. i consider myself more educated now!

well what do you think the next likely step is for gpus besides higher clocks more shaders, and smaller processes? i know unified arcitexture(sp) just came out, and it be to early to tell, but can any of you gpu madmen speculate?
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GPU in 2001

4 pixle piplines
2 vertex shader
4 rops
2 texture units per pipelines


GPU in 2007

128 Universal shaders
16 Rops
24 texture units
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GPU's have turned out to be very good at arethmetic processing. Some big financial companies have looked to GPU processors to do financial calculations. Someday down the road we'll see the unification of the GPU and CPU
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the GPCPU

or General Purpose Central Processing Unit should be here in about 10 years
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