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So technically i could use CUDA to build such a machine and do all my graphic stuff from the GPU instead of CPU such as 3d renderings and 3d modeling?
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Originally Posted by JerseyDubbin View Post
now lets see it play crysis
Haha, I think he actually was playing Crysis. Check out the video at 3:12.
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So technically i could use CUDA to build such a machine and do all my graphic stuff from the GPU instead of CPU such as 3d renderings and 3d modeling?
That's the idea, they want to get there eventually but there aren't that many apps for it yet. I think this GPGPU on desktop thing will only really take off once DX11 is released with its GPGPU components.. Developers can write apps that will run on both ATI and NVIDIA DX11 GPUs, will make it a lot more attractive.

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I thought only 2 way SLI was available for the 9800gx2s...?
Maybe they wrote custom drivers for them or something. Either way, DO WANT.
They're not running SLI.
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What a strange character...

Why don't they use cards specifically designed for programs like AutoCAD? I.e., the $2000+ cards?
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What a strange character...

Why don't they use cards specifically designed for programs like AutoCAD? I.e., the $2000+ cards?
Most likely BECAUSE they cost $2000+. For the cost of 4 of those cards you can build multiple GeForce based computers and cluster them. And achieve higher performance doing it.

Besides, its not certain that a Quadro would actually be more powerful than a Geforce. The only reason they work better for professionals is because they are optimized in different ways than the Geforce - like for vector antialiasing and dynamic memory management. But they also give up some benefits OF a geforce to achieve these goals.
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CUDA rocks.

those guys got 4 GX2's to work together through CUDA,
simply amazing.

I WANT IT!!
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