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We are at the beginning of a week with plenty of supercomputing announcements, most of which target high-end and enterprise computing, but some in fact have mainstream appeal. AMD’s ATI division, for example, unveiled its Firestream 9250 card, based on the upcoming RV770 GPU, which will be part of the 4800 series of graphics cards. According to AMD, the new GPU can deliver out more than 1 TFlops – a performance that would have required 5000 Pentium Pro processors 12 years ago.
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While Flops don't translate into gaming performance. This is one beast of a card.
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Buy 4 4870s and overclock them. 4 Teraflops+ Really is an impressive processor.
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new folding farms anyone?
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LOL at it equaling 5000 Pentium Pro CPUs (6000 in the case of the 4870). You would have been laughed at 12 years ago if you said that.
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Very impresive how processing power is evolving these days.
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how much power do u think 5000 pent pros would have used? hmmmm
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how much power do u think 5000 pent pros would have used? hmmmm
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unveiled its Firestream 9250 card, based on the upcoming RV770 GPU, which will be part of the 4800 series of graphics cards
Woah Woah Woah, slow down. Were did this card come from?

It has a pretty weird name considering it is based off the 4800 series. Is this a PhysX card or just a GPU?
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Woah Woah Woah, slow down. Were did this card come from?

It has a pretty weird name considering it is based off the 4800 series. Is this a PhysX card or just a GPU?
It's a GPGPU, not sure what's what in the ATI camp but it's their competitor to either Quadro or Tesla. It's based on the same chip, probably exactly the same bar a new name, and entirely different drivers.
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This is their workstation card.. lol..
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