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    HEXUS.reviews :: GeCube Radeon X1650 XT Dual 512MB

    Some makers of graphics cards tear up the reference design, stamp on it, burn it, throw it out of the window and start all over again. GeCube is such a company and we're taking a close look one of its cards - a Radeon X1650 XT with a real difference.
    Check it out.
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    • Quantum-M's system
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    This may be a very stupid question but, is it remotely possible to put two GPU cores on one die, sort of like dual-core GPU? I mean, aren't GPUs already as complex as CPU's? I apologize of this may seem a very stupid question to some people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quantum-M View Post
    This may be a very stupid question but, is it remotely possible to put two GPU cores on one die, sort of like dual-core GPU? I mean, aren't GPUs already as complex as CPU's? I apologize of this may seem a very stupid question to some people.
    Very far from being a stupid question - and it's what NVIDIA and AMD are planning.

    AMD's strategy will be to have silicon that can the GPU and CPU on a single bit of silicon, some with multiple GPUs others with multiple CPUs - mix and match to suit the application.

    A bit like this, in fact:


    Here's a bigger version.

    Bob

    Here's some background reading.

    And some more.

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    Minor correction on pg2:

    "Stripping it down, you see the two RV530 cores are apportioned their own 256MiB framebuffer, making 512MiB in total."

    X1650 XT = RV560

    Also here on pg5:
    "Strapping a couple of RV530s provides decent framerates in Far Cry"
    Last edited by shaidarharan; 18-07-2007 at 05:04 AM.

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