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that gonna be one big cpu look a vga cards and cpu. they are gonna merge them together? i cant see it
what i can see is the mother board being able to and utilize the quad core a a gpu engion not a cpu/gpu at the same time with out support from the mother board.
why? where are they gonna put all the transistors and such that are on vga cards now on a cpu?
How much of that card is memory though?

Alot of added size on these cards is the memory and added interface, hence the crazy size of the full cover blocks. Move that memory aside, and the actual space that a Graphics core takes up isn't that significant.

The other thing to remember at least at this stage of the game is that a vast majority of users (not on OCN or other sites like it) use onboard graphics solutions that are crap to begin with, so 2 or 3 times increase in their performance isn't going to rival say Big Green or Big Red's hardcore cards, but it will eat away at their low end cards.
    
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This article is trying to say that the cpu architecture is far superior than having descrete graphics. If you think about it we have dual cores and quad cores ...soon to be octacores ... In the near future we would be looking at possibly 64 cores +

A descrete graphics card can produce a heck of a lot of power right now for what it does. But at some point in time the cpu probably will overtake the graphics cards.

At this point in time we have coders for games that do graphics and coders for games that do cpu.

If you could mix them together and both make cpu code to display graphics and run the game at the same time. The code becomes alot better. And also, you wont have to change your processor to get the latest and greatest graphics. If someone codes something better the next day and its superior too yesterday then nobody cares about upgrading cause it still runs the same.

Its a great idea and both Intel and amd have been working on this for a while. However amd is slightly different as it makes dedicated cores to graphics unlike intel.

It will be interesting to see what comes from this. It could be the future of graphics unless something revolutional happens.

Graphics cards are also bound by their connector slot (today pci-express) who knows whats next.
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post #33 of 42
GPUs and CPUs are so different in the ways they operate Intel have to buy NVIDIA for them to have a remote chance of replacing the GPU anytime soon
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post #34 of 42
Bah.

I enjoy graphics cards.

I think its bullocks.
    
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"I gave up trying to keep up with the latest graphics card technology after my 5900 Ultra became junk."
Isn't that an HD 3850 in your rig? o.O
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The current numbers don't support what he's talking about.

I have a e6320 clocked at 3.15 and an 8800GT. Stepping up to quadcore will do almost nothing to my FPS... but stepping up to more graphics cards will increase my fps.

The sounds like marketing gimmick because of all the hype with the dual card solutions that are out now... especially because it looks like Nvidia and ATi will start coming out with ****X2 cards from now on.
No, what he's meaning, is, instead of having a Graphics Cards, such as HD3870x2, I'd just buy a Quad Core and use some of its cores for Graphics, won't pick up unless Intel and AMD makes lots of cores, for cheap.
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post #37 of 42
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The current numbers don't support what he's talking about.

I have a e6320 clocked at 3.15 and an 8800GT. Stepping up to quadcore will do almost nothing to my FPS... but stepping up to more graphics cards will increase my fps.

The sounds like marketing gimmick because of all the hype with the dual card solutions that are out now... especially because it looks like Nvidia and ATi will start coming out with ****X2 cards from now on.
The reason that is the case is because your graphics processing doesn't go through your CPU now. It goes through your GPU. He is saying that in the future, technology could be used that could utilize the CPU (which is never using up all of its clock cycles) to do graphical calculations. I think it is all perfectly possible, especially if they dedicate, say, 2 cores for Graphical rendering and the rest for the normal computations. Will it happen? Yes. Will it be a breakthrough in computing technology? Doubtful. GPU manufacturers HAVE TO stay in business, so they will constantly stay a step ahead of the competition if at all possible, so that high end users like myself will continue to purchase their overpriced GPUs.
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post #38 of 42
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i will always want a beefy graphcis card

just the way i am
And the free market will cater to your wants. This news is nonsense.
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Everything you people know about how graphics work is going to change in the near future. Intel is right. Raytracing makes the rasterization process that video cards employ look like child's play and ugly as sin too. Raytracing is the way of the future and provides a truly scalable and efficient rendering mechanism. It's probably 7-8 years away, but the GPU's days are definitely numbered.

Watch this demo and you can see the dynamic load balancing using ray tracing on 3 networked PS3's.

    
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Why would a Dual core be a graphics card... It can only achieve like 2 fps when rendering graphics.
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