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Old 06-24-08, 07:55 AM   #83
JaxMacFL
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Default Re: Will Radeon HD 4870 turn up the heat on the GTX 280?

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Originally Posted by nekrosoft13 View Post
it might, but i still believe gtx280 is better deal, mostly because of cuda
Cuda is a bit different than ATI's CTM (Close To Metal). Interesting read.

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070219-8878.html

Inpart:

"Clearly, there are advantages and disadvantages to both approaches, and both approaches ultimately represent attempts by NVIDIA and AMD/ATI to get people who need this sort of GPU-driven math coprocessing power to standardize on one or the other vendor's hardware. Both of these moves are also about building an application base around existing GPU hardware before Intel moves into the market with whatever it's planning to unleash, so that Chipzilla (ideally) finds that the existing customers for GPUs-as-coprocessors are already tied to either AMD/ATI or NVIDIA."
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