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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
It will cost more money, power, and complexity. Besides, AMD is one two primary members of the discrete GPU oligolpoly.



What AMD is really saying is.... they are giving up on the server and HPC market then. x86 performance is a bottleneck there.
Actually with servers the type of processing can be offloaded to a GPGPU aka graphics chip and perform great!
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post #22 of 42
CPU bogs the game down when you put 500 canisters on top of each other and shoot one and watch the CPU scramble to calculate them falling. GPU bogs down when it's trying to rendering all the lighting effects through particles from explosions and shadows and textures.
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post #23 of 42
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So what if they render video better? I offload
Ewwwwwwwwwwwww transcoding on a GPU
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post #24 of 42
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As an afterthought I also recall AMD saying server workloads were something like 90% integral. Which would also place the bulldozer architecture at a huge advantage. (Since it would be ditching all that extra floating point power that sitting idle.)
by definition EVERYTHING is integral at some level or another

I think you mean INTEGER.
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post #25 of 42
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It's the CPU as it only happens when things get heated, Or when heavy CPU work loads are involved..
You're doing something wrong, I assure you. Even my old unlocked 550 @ 3.6/2800 had no issues with any of those games running CF 5850s.
post #26 of 42
good article. they have a point to be honest.
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post #27 of 42
Honestly when you look how must end users are using their computers, which are more and more laptops, I have to say the type of workload in the video is much more common.
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post #28 of 42
My dual core processor (overclocked) runs all the games I play at 1920x1080 without a problem.

People have this useless need to run games at 200 FPS, it is not only a waste since you can't see that many frames it is also costing money to use the electricity to power it. Every game I play I force V-Sync to keep the FPS steady and to not use a lot of power.
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post #29 of 42
I use vSync because screen tearing is offensive to my eyes.
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Originally Posted by veritas-truth View Post
Do people who use their computers for gaming and other graphic intensive things REALLY use integrated graphics?
Typically no, because IGP's have always sucked. But, based on the 66xx classification and the previous history of performance levels between tiers and generations, we may very well be looking at something as powerful as a 57xx card as Llano's IGP. Tied to what is essentially a Phenom II, that's a whole entry/mid level gaming system on a chip.
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