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News Nvidia launches GPGPU investment scheme

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 17 Mar 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Someone's trying to push their technology...
    Not a bad thing though. Badaboom for example is awesome for video encoding. Let's see what else is coming.
     
  3. s3v3n

    s3v3n MMO Cold Turkey -fail

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    Don't know if they've updated Badaboom but I tried the program about 2 months back and the lowest bitrate was like 500kbps, which to me is just a waste of space. I'm assuming most people are encoding to play the videos on their portable media device with a screen of like 320x240, which only need like 200kbps. Hell, my encodes for my PSP at 480x272 only needs 250kbps and still get a good picture quality.
     
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    Waste of space? Well, maybe but if you re-encode videos in HD there's just nothing that matches the speed of Badaboom.
     
  5. wuyanxu

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    that's good news, at least for nVidia users.

    but without opening up their platform, it's never going to take off.
     
  6. Mentai

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    If it does take off do you think AMD will finally give in and pay the licensing fee to run it on their hardware?
    Just bought a 4870 1gb :p
     
  7. Turbotab

    Turbotab I don't touch type, I tard type

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    Is this Nvidia's attempt to combat OpenCL? I'm sure the financial incentive is good, but wouldn't it make more sense to develop apps that target the widest possible user base?
     
  8. Saivert

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    OpenCL isn't the only API. You got DirectX 11 Compute Shaders coming as well.

    Besides NVIDIA has a good working solution for GPGPU that you can use now.
    I don't see anything from OpenCL yet. It's just a spec atm.
     
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    according to the Register, to receive the funding the product doesn't even need to be CUDA based, or run solely on nvidia hardware.
    what i find slightly dubious however, is that what you submit to nvidia is basically going to be non-confidential, so unless you have patents etc guarding your ideas, what's to stop them from taking an idea and running with it, especially if they have more resources than you? "Trust" isn't a very good safety line
     
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