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AMD Stream to be enabled for Radeons.

Post Date: 2008-11-13

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    Posted: 13 Nov 2008 at 12:40pm
"ATI Stream is one of the best examples of the power of Fusion, and today's announcement is the first major step in taking this important new technology mainstream," said Rick Bergman, senior vice president and general manager, Graphics Products Group, AMD. "For the millions of people that have already purchased an ATI Radeon HD 4000 series graphics card, this is one more way we're saying thank you and helping them get more out of their investment."

Set to be enabled through the Catalyst 8.12 driver, which is scheduled for a December 10 release, ATI Stream will see the Stream Processors of Radeon cards be used for more than 'just' games. With Stream, the GPUs will be put to good use in software like the ATI Avivo Video Converter utility and application from ArcSoft and CyberLink and make demanding computing tasks run a lot faster than they do on CPUs. According to AMD, the ATI Stream SDK will be fully OpenCL compliant.
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  Quote Randy Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 Nov 2008 at 11:36pm
This could be good considering Ati Gfx cards have 800 stream processors compared to nvidias 240. This could be a huge reason for developers to adopt this over cuda. Far more processors.

4870 512 = 800 streams

gtx 280 = 240 streams


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  Quote PatrickB Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 Nov 2008 at 11:39pm
Originally posted by Randy


4870 512 = 800 streams

gtx 280 = 240 streams

Even better yet.

4870x2 = 1600 Unified streams
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  Quote Randy Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 Nov 2008 at 11:41pm
Yeah Exactly.
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  Quote gamerk2 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 17 Nov 2008 at 10:06am
The only diffrence is CUDA is CPU independent.  And given how the majority don't have AMD CPU's, this is a war i'm already willing to call won in NVIDIAs favor.
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  Quote PatrickB Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 17 Nov 2008 at 10:18am
Please tell us where you are reading? It says no where that you need an AMD CPU...Geek
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  Quote Duke Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 17 Nov 2008 at 3:21pm
Gamer2k, the whole point of CUDA and STREAM is to bypass the CPU completely. All processing will be done on the GPU[s]. So no, it doesn't matter what CPU a user has.   
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