quote: Intel claims revolutionary jump forward but takes a smaller evolutionary step first
quote: Of course you can't have an accelerator plug into an Intel socket until Intel adopts an integrated memory controller.
quote: but the gignormous performance hit would defeat the purpose of having an accelerator in the first place.
quote: Looking at the AMD approach going forward, one way this could work would be to have a straight GPU that plugs into the second socket
quote: What is a quad core GPU?
quote: They just don't exist yet.
quote: BUT wouldn't the down side of sticking a GPU and CPU in a dual socket board create a fight for system memory?
quote: I think you missed the big difference between the AMD and Intel ways of doing this. The AMD method provides support for both a straight processor(that goes into a socket on the motherboard), as well as the PCI Express method.
quote: Hmmm, swap GPU chips, add video memory, and save on the PCB and other things that add to the price of a video card. Sounds like a decent solution for those who like to upgrade.
quote: CPU+GPU on a single chip may be down the road, but CPU+GPU on a Torrenza approach may become available sooner, and may blow Intel away if cheap dual-socket motherboards become available.
quote: LOL. Just a quick reality check:bandwidth of dual channel DDR2-800: 12.8GB/sbandwidth of 8800GTX: 86.4GB/s