1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

The IDF Thread (Fall 06)

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by WilHarris, 25 Sep 2006.

  1. Sam0r

    Sam0r It's been a while

    Joined:
    24 Jun 2005
    Posts:
    1,900
    Likes Received:
    1
    Neg, it uses a PPC processor.
     
  2. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

    Joined:
    5 Jul 2005
    Posts:
    13,933
    Likes Received:
    33
    Meh, I have no care for that, aslong as its sleek and stylish like the Wii.
     
  3. Lazarus Dark

    Lazarus Dark New Member

    Joined:
    14 Apr 2006
    Posts:
    360
    Likes Received:
    0
    Do we need 80 cores?

    yes. yes we do. next question.
     
  4. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

    Joined:
    17 Aug 2005
    Posts:
    3,166
    Likes Received:
    48
    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.
     
  5. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

    Joined:
    17 Aug 2005
    Posts:
    3,166
    Likes Received:
    48
    EFI, sounds interesting, how would this affect overclocking?

    EDIT: Woops double post
     
    Last edited: 29 Sep 2006
  6. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

    Joined:
    28 Nov 2003
    Posts:
    9,696
    Likes Received:
    308
    Link to the gameplay footage of Remedy's Alan Wake running on Core2Quad.
     
  7. DarkReaper

    DarkReaper Alignment: Sarcastic Good

    Joined:
    9 Jan 2004
    Posts:
    1,751
    Likes Received:
    0
    Cheers kenco!

    Looks nice but good grief is 320p harsh for that poor game! The tornado got the point across well enough though.
     
  8. Tyinsar

    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

    Joined:
    26 Jul 2006
    Posts:
    2,287
    Likes Received:
    28
    Until some hacker hacks this software, & since all the traders would need to use this or loose out: world wide market manipulation :jawdrop: 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))
     
  9. Sparrowhawk

    Sparrowhawk Wetsander

    Joined:
    14 Feb 2004
    Posts:
    584
    Likes Received:
    1
    Hm. Has anyone found a use for this "Viiv" yet?
     
  10. Tim S

    Tim S OG

    Joined:
    8 Nov 2001
    Posts:
    18,881
    Likes Received:
    78
    there's some good trailers at www.alanwake.com
     
  11. Warrior_Rocker

    Warrior_Rocker Holder of the sacred iron

    Joined:
    26 Jun 2005
    Posts:
    938
    Likes Received:
    1
    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.
     
  12. g3n3tiX

    g3n3tiX Active Member

    Joined:
    3 Jun 2006
    Posts:
    719
    Likes Received:
    26
    (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)
     
  13. Sparrowhawk

    Sparrowhawk Wetsander

    Joined:
    14 Feb 2004
    Posts:
    584
    Likes Received:
    1
    Calling ZapWizard! :rock:
     
  14. Deafguy256

    Deafguy256 New Member

    Joined:
    14 Aug 2005
    Posts:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    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?
     
  15. Kipman725

    Kipman725 When did I get a custom title!?!

    Joined:
    1 Nov 2004
    Posts:
    1,753
    Likes Received:
    0
    aparently the shift to DDR3 is happening so quickly because of the very poor yeilds of high speed DDR2 memory (above 533mhz).
     
Tags: Add Tags

Share This Page