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AMD "You can't say that AMD is ever boring. The company says its next-generation Bulldozer CPU core will take a unique approach to computing that goes beyond Hyper-Threading, which some believe could offer phenomenal performance."
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RE: Comment by kaiwai
by Kivada on Wed 25th Aug 2010 09:04 UTC in reply to "Comment by kaiwai"
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2010-07-07

Well the Radeon HD6 series will be out this year, at the very least maybe the Mac Pro will receive a high end card while it's STILL high end.

That and Apple has been looking at OpenCL, they will likely be integrating it in all their future software to get whatever boosts they can to gloat over Adobe.

There is also the potential that the Opteron version of these could end up in the XServe lineup since it looks like these should scream in allot of 3d modeling jobs.

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RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Thu 26th Aug 2010 14:45 in reply to "RE: Comment by kaiwai"
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2005-07-06

Well the Radeon HD6 series will be out this year, at the very least maybe the Mac Pro will receive a high end card while it's STILL high end.

That and Apple has been looking at OpenCL, they will likely be integrating it in all their future software to get whatever boosts they can to gloat over Adobe.

There is also the potential that the Opteron version of these could end up in the XServe lineup since it looks like these should scream in allot of 3d modeling jobs.


True; it'll be interesting to see how things work out in the long run especially when on one hand there is the Intel processor with the anemic GPU or the AMD CPU with a robust GPU - its going to be a difficult thing for Apple to resist with such a tempting carrot dangling in front of them. For me it'll be interesting to see next year how it lines up with what Microsoft has planned for Windows 8 and how that compares to Mac OS X 10.7 - what the future will be like given that the application vendors are very much dependent upon whether the underlying operating system exposes those features in easy to use API's to be taken advantage of by developers.

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