quote: by rrsurfer1 on July 24, 2006 at 10:28 AM
With a good integrated memory controller on-die this would cease to be a problem. If you look it up you'll find DDR2 and DDR3 have roughly comparable bandwidth. The reason is NOT because its faster than system memory, it's because its faster than going off the discrete GPU board, and through the memory controllers and system bus. With an ON-DIE (not dual socket as you stated) GPU, the memory could be shared with the system without the additional latency that discrete boards using system memory have to deal with.
That was a BIG framebuffer :O
I want that 11K x 11K resolution NOW :)
quote: The merging of CPUs and GPUs has already started, at VIA: