View Full Version : Multi-threaded support coming soon?

09-21-05, 10:24 AM
Multi-threaded Support: It was back in June of this year that the Windows-based tech site The Tech Report had spoken with Ben de Waal, and for those of you unfamiliar with his operations at NVIDIA he currently is vice president of GPU software. In this article, they had exposed NVIDIA's intentions on creating multi-threaded drivers and with their Windows internal build at the time had experienced between a five to 30% improvement in performance compared against their single-threaded counterpart. Of course with Intel's Hyper-Threading and dual-core processors we knew it would only be a matter of time before these multi-threaded drivers would come about to Linux/Windows from NVIDIA, and we expect ATI will soon follow suit. For SMP (Symmetric Multi-Processing) users these future NVIDIA display drivers will definitely make an improvement in almost any environment.(from Phoronix's Linux driver preview (http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=267&num=1))

Anyone heard anything else about this? Does this mean people with dual-CPU/Core setups are going to be seeing a big increase in performance in some future driver? If so, then my next CPU will definitely be dual-core, since then dual-cores would probably finally be faster in games than comparably-priced single-cores :).

09-21-05, 10:33 AM
Anyone seen the benches? http://www.hardwareoc.at/Geforce-7-Treibervergleich.htm

09-21-05, 10:35 AM
Im going to go Dual Core when the drivers actually release...

09-21-05, 02:07 PM
Some say it's been spotted in the 81.26's, but since they're 32-bit and buggy I can't test for myself.

09-21-05, 04:45 PM
The 80's drivers are defenetly very promising. Some users with X2 CPU's are getting huge gains in performance with the 81.26, even in high res. (Fear 1600x1200 HQ becomes very playable)
There is no doubt these are getting released when the R520 is comes.
I'm wondering if ATI is gonna take the same route.
We're talking about 10-40% increases here.
I have to get rid of that rusty FX53 and get some Toledo goodness ;)

09-21-05, 09:23 PM
Hope it's release soon with minimum bugs.
By the time it's released, I'll upgrade to dual core Opterons. :p

09-21-05, 10:09 PM
Wow... can't wait for some official drivers and "unofficial" benchmarks ;).

09-21-05, 10:47 PM

You can check out my post for my observations.


09-22-05, 02:24 AM
Wow... can't wait for some official drivers and "unofficial" benchmarks ;).

Don't wrry there coming but youll still be disapointed srry, lol :cool:

09-22-05, 01:30 PM
Im going to go Dual Core when the drivers actually release...

when i see some actual benefit using dual-core in games , then i might jump the dual-core bandwagon.