Originally Posted by Licht
However CCC acts like it is one so users can more easily use it.
So? All that does is masks the fact that each GPU is interfaced with separately. In a "true" hardware based CF solution as was rumored, the card would be interfaced with as a single monolithic GPU. I don't think ATI is quite at this point yet, but I do think it's something they would like to achieve since it seems in line with their strategy, and would eliminate any driver-scaling issues. If I'm wrong, it will be a very
Originally Posted by HugeDink
wait, I'm confused.... I thought the 4870X2's cores were going to communicate through the memory.... what happened to that?
The memory is at least still going to be shared right?
This was separate from the shared memory rumor since shared memory doesn't mask the presence of the 2nd GPU nor does it eliminate the need for a bridge chip. The shared memory thing is still very much up in the air AFAIK. The sort of hardware-based CF implementation (where its read as a single chip) I mentioned earlier would almost require shared memory to work optimally, but it doesn't necessarily work the other way around.Edited by darkcloud89 - 6/28/08 at 10:20pm