Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by WilHarris, 25 Sep 2006.
Neg, it uses a PPC processor.
Meh, I have no care for that, aslong as its sleek and stylish like the Wii.
Do we need 80 cores?
yes. yes we do. next question.
But its not a natural number, computer numbers should all be powers of 2, and of course 0s and 1s.
That is a good point, The chip makers could make these with terascale throughput, but it is the other hardware that has become the limiting factor. Terabytes per second is going to be very difficult for Hard drives, so I guess we will be seeing alot more flash based and hybrid designs.
EFI, sounds interesting, how would this affect overclocking?
EDIT: Woops double post
Link to the gameplay footage of Remedy's Alan Wake running on Core2Quad.
Looks nice but good grief is 320p harsh for that poor game! The tornado got the point across well enough though.
Until some hacker hacks this software, & since all the traders would need to use this or loose out: world wide market manipulation mommy, i'm scared
64 cores? Lets just start with 64 bit software.
Doesn't anyone at Intel remember the Pentium Pro? (It did poorly because it had great 32bit performance but poor @ 16bit (Windows was 16bit at the time))
Hm. Has anyone found a use for this "Viiv" yet?
there's some good trailers at www.alanwake.com
Is not the robson memory going to be more similar to Volitile memory instead of non-volitile. IIRC ram does not wear out for several years if run properly. So I do not think you will ever need to replace the stuff? Unless I am completely wrong. But I do not see any reason for the built on stuff to be non-volitile at all.
Whatever the technology turns out to be. Vista will need it, When I run it on my rig the HD activity light never seems to go off for more than 3 seconds. With that kind of power usage, what are we to expect from vista on mobile computers? I get better battery life in 2k than xp, and with vista I am glad they are deciding for the built in memory.
(it's volatile, not volitile)
Teraflop computing : raytracing, watch out !
Seriously, when it comes, we might be able to consider it seriously, because of the processing power boost. Not too sure about Robson, as Warrior rocker says, Flash wears out with time and use. (I know it's the same for my HDD, but meh)
Tim S, when Alan Wake comes out, would you be so kind to test it on the max setting with full AA and AF to compare between the performance of single core CPU, dual core CPUs and quad core CPUs?
aparently the shift to DDR3 is happening so quickly because of the very poor yeilds of high speed DDR2 memory (above 533mhz).
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