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Windows 7: Will the GPU become the new CPU?

28 Nov 2009   #21


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I will probably do so...I am not a big hardware person myself and the 860 seemed solid as people have been raving about it...

The 860 is cheaper but it isn't future proof correct? The 920 did look great but it was pretty expensive the last time I looked...

I will have to go take a look at newegg and see where it is at now

both the ''i5 860'' & the ''i7 920'' retail here in the UK for about 200, im sure US pricing will be similar, the exchange rate isn't but the relative pricing should be
You are...correct

The i7 860 and i7 920 are about the same price o_0...

The only thing with the 920 is the need for a new MOBO and RAM (not an issue for me)...

So...920 is $279.99 + $199.99 for this fantastic looking EVGA board on newegg and probably another $100+ for the RAM...

Looks like the GFX is going to cost the most
oh....i may have misunderstood, if you already have an 1156 board then ''i5'' is the clear choice, you dont wanna buy a new board to cater the ''i7''

but if your starting from scratch, 1366 is the way to go.

back OT......

more info on the humble GPU. ''Ray-Tracing''

This demo was presented by Chaos Group on August 6, 2009 at the SIGGRAPH 2009 Chaos Group User Event. During the event the first public showing of their GPU rendering tests were presented to a packed house. This video showcases the recently released V-Ray RT using an NVIDIA GeForce 285 GPU. While this GPU verson is not a shipping product yet, already this technology demo features rendering speeds and quality surpassing all of the current GPU rendering applications that we've seen to date. Several high level industry representatives in attendance commented that this demo was the highlight of SIGGRAPH 2009.

Video Notes

This demo currently uses CUDA, but Chaos Group is looking to possibly port to OpenCL
Once a shipping product, the GPU rendering version of V-Ray RT will support distrubuted Rendering
The product will support more than one GPU
There was no date announced about the release of this product
What seperate their solution from all others is that the GPU rendering output MATCHES the production render quality from a CPU rendered frame buffer exactly!

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