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  • #16
    Originally posted by johnc View Post
    Fermi does not fare better in DirectCompute tasks except with FP64 stuff, which isn't used in games.

    Conversely NVIDIA has their CUDA-based PhysX solution.

    There are a lot of OpenCL / DirectCompute tasks that have always been far better on AMD cards, and there are a lot of tasks that are far better with CUDA.
    Considering the lifespan of CUDA vs. OpenCL I would hope CUDA still has some legs. However, the writing is on the wall. As OpenCL matures with the likes of LLVM/Clang helping expand its reach, CUDA, will lose out and Nvidia will dump it.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Marc Driftmeyer View Post
      Considering the lifespan of CUDA vs. OpenCL I would hope CUDA still has some legs. However, the writing is on the wall. As OpenCL matures with the likes of LLVM/Clang helping expand its reach, CUDA, will lose out and Nvidia will dump it.
      In the HPC sector, probably not. In the consumer space, definitely.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by RealNC View Post
        What? Radeon 9800 - 300 bucks. X1950XT - 300 bucks. HD4870 - 300 bucks. Get the pattern?
        Those aren't high-end cards. High-end cards used to be the kind of cards engineers used for designed airliners, and are now the kind of cards people use for complex computation rather than running games.

        The Titan is in that category, where $1,000 has historically been cheap.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by movieman View Post
          Those aren't high-end cards. High-end cards used to be the kind of cards engineers used for designed airliners, and are now the kind of cards people use for complex computation rather than running games.

          The Titan is in that category, where $1,000 has historically been cheap.
          http://www.nvidia.com/titan-graphics-card
          GEFORCE® GTX TITAN
          Supercomputer technology.
          Revolutionary gaming.

          The technology that powers the world's fastest
          supercomputer is now redefining the PC
          gaming experience.

          Introducing GeForce® GTX TITAN.
          Bring the powerful NVIDIA® Kepler™
          architecture technology that drives
          the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's
          Titan supercomputer to your
          next gaming experience.
          Sure, the Titan is not meant for gaming.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Vim_User View Post
            Sure, the Titan is not meant for gaming.
            You could run games on our $2,000 cards; it was actually one selling point for those cards over our competitors' $2,000 cards that couldn't. But they weren't designed for that and you'd have been mad to buy them for it.

            By far the biggest difference between Titan and the cheaper Nvidia cards is double-precision floating point performance. That is irrelevant for gaming because no-one in their right mind uses it for games because performance sucks on Nvidia gaming cards. It is only useful for GPU computing.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by movieman View Post
              You could run games on our $2,000 cards; it was actually one selling point for those cards over our competitors' $2,000 cards that couldn't. But they weren't designed for that and you'd have been mad to buy them for it.

              By far the biggest difference between Titan and the cheaper Nvidia cards is double-precision floating point performance. That is irrelevant for gaming because no-one in their right mind uses it for games because performance sucks on Nvidia gaming cards. It is only useful for GPU computing.
              The Titan is advertised and promoted primarily for gaming. That you are smart enough to avoid NVidia's marketing says something about you - and nothing about how others use the card or how nvidia is trying to market it.

              Computing is what they sell Tesla cards for.

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