What AMD's ATI acquisition means for Linux (and Macs) (Linux-Watch)
Posted Jul 25, 2006 21:56 UTC (Tue) by drag
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Parent article: What AMD's ATI acquisition means for Linux (and Macs) (Linux-Watch)
Yep it would just be another core on a multicore chip.
Think about it.. A graphics chip utilizing the same manufacturing proccess and having the similar clock settings (even running at 50% speed would be fast) and such being used in opteron/amd64 chips.
I think that it would effectively blur the line between software rendering and hardware rendering. Also if they keep it open enough it should be very usefull for running high speed encryption/decryption as well as media encoding.
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