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Note: Only the conclusion is quoted, the original article is longer and more in-depth.

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In other words, while AMD may not be anywhere near as chatty about its GPGPU endeavors as its competitor, it definitely isn't twiddling its thumbs on that front. The company doesn't seem as tied to the notion of having its own, semi-proprietary API as Nvidia, though, and it has high hopes for the proposed OpenCL standard. If all goes well, OpenCL might allow developers to write GPGPU code that can run on both AMD and Nvidia GPUs, among others.
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Thought this was an interesting read with all the CUDA hype Nvidia has been putting out there lately.
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this is one of the reasons i like ati
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Go ATI!
If this happens, my next card is ATI. But don't tell NVIDIA!
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I'm rooting for OpenCL in all of this. Apple has announced that they intend to integrate it into Snow Leopard, and we can look forward to some solid dev support going along with that. If AMD put their support behind OpenCL, the combination of having supporters at multiple levels would be a great boon for the API
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I'm rooting for OpenCL in all of this. Apple has announced that they intend to integrate it into Snow Leopard, and we can look forward to some solid dev support going along with that. If AMD put their support behind OpenCL, the combination of having supporters at multiple levels would be a great boon for the API
OpenCL is one proposal for a stream/throughput/parallel computing code standard.

Khronos has assembled a group which includes both Intel (Larrabee), NVIDIA (Tesla/GeForce) AMD (FireStream/Radeon) and Apple, and what they're going to do is agree upon a code standard that will let future apps written for GPGPUs run on any vendors' GPGPU. No more oh no it's a CUDA app, won't run on Radeon, oh no it's a CAL/Brook+/whatever app, won't run on the GeForce.

The future is bright either way.
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OpenCL is one proposal for a stream/throughput/parallel computing code standard.

Khronos has assembled a group which includes both Intel (Larrabee), NVIDIA (Tesla/GeForce) AMD (FireStream/Radeon) and Apple, and what they're going to do is agree upon a code standard that will let future apps written for GPGPUs run on any vendors' GPGPU. No more oh no it's a CUDA app, won't run on Radeon, oh no it's a CAL/Brook+/whatever app, won't run on the GeForce.

The future is bright either way.
so does that mean ati will be able to run physx too?
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so does that mean ati will be able to run physx too?
If PhysX is ever ported to OpenCL, yes. Otherwise, Intel/Havok and AMD are working together to get Havok on ATI GPU's.
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If PhysX is ever ported to OpenCL, yes. Otherwise, Intel/Havok and AMD are working together to get Havok on ATI GPU's.
yeah, but that wont help vantage scores... i mean if i just wanted to play games i would buy a midrange system.
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yeah, but that wont help vantage scores... i mean if i just wanted to play games i would buy a midrange system.
than ur dumb,
why do u buy expensive cards?
So u can have a big e-peeeeeeeeeen and see big vantage scores?
Get a life
    
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than ur dumb,
why do u buy expensive cards?
So u can have a big e-peeeeeeeeeen and see big vantage scores?
Get a life
LOL first of all it's my money to spend the way i want to...
second of all it's for my business to show people what we can build, and what do they look at? vantage scores.
Do you think people like kingpin, kinc, and fugger are stupid when they buy expensive stuff for benchmarks? ( i know some of them get them for free now but they bought it all themselves at one point)
Edited by {core2duo}werd - 6/22/08 at 5:40am
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