AMD ATI Working On CnGPU

Rumors of this have been circulating since the AMD/ATI merger was announced but it now seems that work has already started on creating the first CPU on a GPU.

The idea of joining both a CPU and a GPU in one chip has always been there but the technology was not available. Now, with most CPUs made on 65 nanometre and GPUS also moving to 65 from 80 and with 45 nanometre looming in the horizon, the time is right for just such a venture.

The end product should be able to provide the best performance/economy ratio and has the potential to rule the OEM market. Having a GPU and CPU on the same silicon can make for a very appealing product with an equally appealing price. With the ATI takeover AMD now has the expertise to create such a chip although expect the process to take over 18 months. Once released however, the product could result in the cheapest ever PCs.

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AMD ATI Working On CnGPU

omg, who would want this s**t... some antequated gpu cellotaped to the cpu.This is for those s**tty pc world machines and quite frankly, they are terrible machines.f**k the budget market, its what's harming the pc gaming market when these cheap s**tty machines can't play the games.

AMD ATI Working On CnGPU

This has some potential in the OEM market, but I see it as having more potential in the console sector. BTW, AMD and ATI are not the first to make a cpu/gpu on a single piece of silicon. Checkout Freescale's (previously Motorola) iMX21 processor.

AMD ATI Working On CnGPU

I think it has potential a lot of retards dont stop to think what is possible when money is involved, and remember the whole physics card crap? This is probably what's going to eliminate that trend from getting off the ground. I think it's going to be a small cpu type thing as an added bonus to make games play better, nothing major as the main processor(s) , btw whats with all the knobs posting crap ? "omg first post" and stupid "l337 speak" talk? Grow up , f**k.

AMD ATI Working On CnGPU

"I think it's going to be a small cpu type thing as an added bonus to make games play better, nothing major as the main processor(s)"Not really, this is going to be the MAIN CPU, cant expect the integrated GPU to beat a good graphics card but it would be nice to use it as the PPU instead of purchasing a new vid card.

AMD ATI Working On CnGPU

It's not onboard graphics, intergrating the GPU and CPU eliminates almost all bandwidth bottlenecks, these things are gonna be very powerful, intel are workin on the same tech. Nvidia is the only one not headed in this direction, and thier gonna miss the boat if they don't hurry up.

AMD ATI Working On CnGPU

cup gpu bandwidth will increase, no bottle necks if they just integrate it on to a crossfire platform gpu's dual core processor chuck in a physx processor and viola u have the best bloddy thing at a reasonable price

AMD ATI Working On CnGPU

Nothing is clear. No one knows how it could be, and what is this!If you want to upgrade the graphics, you have to buy a new CPU too? If CPU overburns, do i have to buy only the CPU?And no one knows the prices!

AMD ATI Working On CnGPU

You guys have no knowledge at all do you? Your video cards today run on a dated system. s**t think about it. Your vid card has to run along the northbridge, to the CPU then back to the card for instructions. ON DIE means faster GPU performance. That and with the improvements in RAM you could potentially have a kick arse "card" at low cost. With QUAD CORE on its way you wont need Physics processors... So for say 600 bucks or so you could have a Vid Card, Physics Processor and CPU. As a bonus you go to upgrade your video and DAMN you get a CPU upgrade as well

AMD ATI Working On CnGPU

well this could be the prdissesor to the GPU socket.mabe we will see a socketfor just the GPU(like our old CPUs.....) and then there might be slots for the GDDR or integraded on the bopard its self but I am talking way ahead or am I...

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