AMD: The new GPU architecture

By red1776 ยท 4 replies
Aug 2, 2011
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  1. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    Good read, having a shared address space between the cpu and gpu opens up a lot of possibilities. Things have come a long way since the days of the 8086 and 8087, anybody here except me remember the NEC V20? That was my first processor upgrade from an 8088.
  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Topic Starter Posts: 5,224   +164

    I didn't start paying attention until the Commodore PET myself, but just for you...cue Barbara Streisand....

  3. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Posts: 460

    Read the article too, however I didn't understand much of it.

    red, aren't there any dates when the cards will come out? I have heard that between Q4 2011 and Q2 2012. I mean the specific cards, like the high end, the enthusiast's, office and etc...
  4. rockyjohns

    rockyjohns TS Rookie Posts: 80

    Silly me - I started with the Apple IIe. But I paid extra to double the RAM to 128 KB. And bought it with two external floppy disk readers (the "old version" of hard drive - and those were the real floppies before the floppy disk was enclosed in plastic and became a hard floppy disk) so I could have one for storage while the other ran a program - or copy from one floppy to another. It didn't even have a video card - or slot for one.

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