Originally Posted by shadow001
Well this is interesting if true:
Seems Nvidia might have bitten off more than they can chew in order to add specific hardware for fluid based physics within Kepler(????), thus delaying the release schedule coupled with AMD releasing their lineup this early in the year.....Is this turning into Fermi release 2.0 where they got it out much later on the market and with hardware disabled to boot, compared to Cypress(HD5870)?
Dedicated hardware for fluids would just be stupid.
They most likely did small change in hardware which allows them to do some things easier and thus it's better suitable for fluid computations than Fermi was.
IE. If they would put ARM core into GPU they would have ability to do decent single thread performance, but it wouldn't mean that they have dedicated hardware for an Angry Bird in the GPU.