AMD announces FireStream 9170, available Q1 2008

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Wildside

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AMD announces FireStream 9170, first dedicated stream processor - Engadget

some important notes:

*it will be 55nm process technology
*consumes less than 150 watts of power
*2GB of GDDR3 RAM!! (HOLY SHNIKIES!)
*"world's first Stream GPU with double-precision floating point technology", but can be questionable from reading a comment on engadget that Nvidia is doing the same
*will cost $2000
*you'll be getting 500 GFLOPS
*the asynchronous direct memory access (DMA) ensures data can flow freely without interrupting the stream processor or CPU.

n most important:

*it is tailored for scientific and engineering calculations

too bad that we cant get these for desktop PCs........this could beat the 8800 Ultra easily!

u guys think this n Fusion is what is slowing AMD down? I know the mergance of ATI did, but what about this?
 

turtile

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u guys think this n Fusion is what is slowing AMD down? I know the mergance of ATI did, but what about this?
I think its going to accelerate their profits in the future. The low end and enterprise level is where the money is at.
 

UA_Iron

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Looks like its competing with the NVidia tesla

This will be excellent for FEA applications. 2k seems cheap - my quaddro 4500 was like 1500 bucks.
 

Ste

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Looks like its competing with the NVidia tesla

This will be excellent for FEA applications. 2k seems cheap - my quaddro 4500 was like 1500 bucks.
So you do some heavy CAD/video editing?
 

Ste

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Sounds interesting, I wonder, Have you ever tried to run 3Dmark06 on it just for fun, to see the score?
 
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