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Dr_s99 09-05-04 10:12 AM

Audio supercomputer hidden in your graphics card?
 
Cambridge (MA) - Nvidia's graphic cards may have much more to offer than simply drawing pixels on the screen: A startup company has found a way to translate audio signals into graphics, run them through the graphics card and overcome a common issue of limited audio effect processing performance in computers.

find the article here http://www.tomshardware.com/hardnews...02_135943.html

it sounds so interesting...lol :clap:

r2d2d3d4d5 09-05-04 11:02 AM

Re: Audio supercomputer hidden in your graphics card?
 
A new home for Soundstorm perhaps? If you want it then you'll need to make sure you get an nVidia Graphics card. Might be worth it though.

ricercar 09-05-04 11:53 AM

Re: Audio supercomputer hidden in your graphics card?
 
When I worked for NVIDIA, we had some meterologists gang together 16 Quadro FX 1000 cards, for parallel-processing weather computations in OpenGL. It was fascinating.

Sazar 09-05-04 12:03 PM

Re: Audio supercomputer hidden in your graphics card?
 
thats pretty kewl :)

doing all the work on one discrete product sounds good to me :thumbsup:

GlowStick 09-05-04 12:08 PM

Re: Audio supercomputer hidden in your graphics card?
 
It seems like a cool idea, however i do wonder why dont sound cards already do this?

Eg someone sould come up wiht an api kinda like OpenGL or something but for audio that is focused towards mixing/producing music. So then they can have acclerated mixing or whatever that program dose. However i thought 'soundcards' were saposta do that anyways oh well.

ricercar 09-05-04 12:21 PM

Re: Audio supercomputer hidden in your graphics card?
 
A soundcard is basically just a DSP with accessories. Any floating point processor can handle that kind of computation (as long as it has appropriate drivers).

Dr_s99 09-05-04 12:44 PM

Re: Audio supercomputer hidden in your graphics card?
 
oh... neat...

Edge 09-05-04 04:47 PM

Re: Audio supercomputer hidden in your graphics card?
 
Hmm, so maybe someday, we'll see a "Geforce Audigy" which outputs both audio and video! Heck, why not throw a network card on there while we're at it. Oh wait, they already have that, it's called an Nforce ;) . Anyway, interesting stuff...


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