Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Mar 2012 22:59 UTC
Apple And it was that time of the year again - Apple held one of its product announcements. This one focussed on the iPad mostly, and while some will call it a disappointment merely because virtually everything had already been leaked, I'm still in awe over the fact the newly announced iPad has a 2048x1536 display. My mind is blown.
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RE[3]: CPU
by nefer on Fri 9th Mar 2012 17:18 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: CPU"
nefer
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2012-02-15

But quad core graphics doesn't mean anything generally.


*chokes*

You aware that graphics are massively parallelizable, right?


but "quad core graphics" does not mean fast graphics (while quad core cpu generally does mean fast cpu)


You have it the other way around. Graphics are much more parallelizable than general purpose computing. Hence the reason why you'll find a multitude of processing cores on modern graphic processors.

Edited 2012-03-09 17:19 UTC

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RE[4]: CPU
by vivainio on Fri 9th Mar 2012 17:56 in reply to "RE[3]: CPU"
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2008-12-26

You aware that graphics are massively parallelizable, right?


Yes. And "4 cores" does not mean anything in this light.

My gf gtx 480 has 480 processing units. How many does ipad have?

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RE[5]: CPU
by nefer on Fri 9th Mar 2012 19:45 in reply to "RE[4]: CPU"
nefer Member since:
2012-02-15

Yes. And "4 cores" does not mean anything in this light.


It does. When using the same cores, a quad core GPU will offer better bang for buck than a quad core CPU because graphics processing is very easily parallelizable.

My gf gtx 480 has 480 processing units. How many does ipad have?


Good luck lugging your GTX 480-equipped tablet around.

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