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This is an article from 2009
http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/...era-100-cores/

What ever happened with this?
And when will we see the day of 100 core coming to fruition in the operating system and gaming environment?
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post #2 of 12
Take a look at this. Of course it's incredibly inefficient, but it shows it's possible.
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correct me if im wrong...

processors with many many cores are used in graphics cards because having a lot of cores is useful in that application. PCs, however, are optimized for a few powerful cores.
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Jesus.

"Once the 1,000 individual CPU cores had been programmed onto the chip, the scientists took the necessary next step to prove how useful their innovation is: They ran an intensive algorithm through it to test how powerful it was, and they chose a tricky one too--at the core of motion MPEG video processing, used in many online video systems. The results speak for themselves. Using the kilo-core FPGA computer, the team was able to process 5 gigabytes per sec of movie files, which is about 20 times the rate that existing high-end computers can manage."
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post #5 of 12
Still not efficient enough. Only 20x the performance boost for a massive increase in cores I think we need clock speed more then cores.
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post #6 of 12
The argument being that it's got 250x the amount of cores a quad core has, but only does 20x as much. It's an interesting development though.

EDIT - Damn you ninja!
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Imagine where computers will be 20 years from now eh. I think graphics will improve so much in the future too that it will be hard to distinguish the difference between real life from video game. It's already getting better.. LA Noire has some amazing facial animations, combine that with Crysis 2 graphics and we are getting closer then ever to VR in gaming! But I have a feeling that today's graphics in 20 years will be like comparing the original Doom game to Rage.
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I'm still hanging onto my Intel quad
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If they can dedicate 20 or so cores to the OS, and crunch graphics on the rest, maybe they can squeeze out acceptable gaming without a dedicated or integrated GPU? *dreams*
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Imagine where computers will be 20 years from now eh. I think graphics will improve so much in the future too that it will be hard to distinguish the difference between real life from video game. It's already getting better.. LA Noire has some amazing facial animations, combine that with Crysis 2 graphics and we are getting closer then ever to VR in gaming!
Based on Moores Law which states the number of transistors on a closed circuit doubles every 2 years, in 20 years it'll be now to the power of 10.
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