It appears you have not yet registered with our community. To register please click here...

Go Back [M] > Madshrimps > WebNews
ATIís Future Drivers to Take Advantage of Dual-Core Chips. ATIís Future Drivers to Take Advantage of Dual-Core Chips.
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

ATIís Future Drivers to Take Advantage of Dual-Core Chips.
Thread Tools
Old 11th October 2005, 16:36   #1
jmke's Avatar
Join Date: May 2002
Location: 7090/Belgium
Posts: 79,021
jmke has disabled reputation
Default ATIís Future Drivers to Take Advantage of Dual-Core Chips.

ATI Technologies recently said at press-conference that in several month time the companyís drivers for graphics cards would take advantage of dual-core microprocessors. The move will allow users of systems running chips with two engines to get higher performance in games.

According to ATIís software product manager Terry Makedon, the company will release CATALYST drivers that take full advantage of microprocessors with two processing engines in about two or three months from now. Given that processors with two cores typically run at lower clock-speeds compared to chips with one core, whereas gaming applications typically do not benefit from the number of cores per processors, a performance boost is likely to allow owners of modern computers to enjoy higher speeds in games.

The representative for ATI did not reveal what exactly would be optimized to increase performance on systems with the latest processors with two cores, but earlier this year ATIís arch-rival NVIDIA said that there were several opportunities for driver performance gains with multi-threading, including vertex processing. The NVIDIAís representative said that NVIDIAís drivers did load balancing for vertex processing, offloading some work to the CPU, when the GPU was busy. This sort of vertex processing load could be spun off into a separate thread and processed in parallel. There are other ways to boost performance of games on dual-core chips as well.

According to estimations of both ATI and NVIDIA, performance boost for dual-core chips may be in the range of up to 30%.
jmke is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Intel Pentium 820 D 2.8GHz 90nm Dual Core jmke WebNews 0 9th June 2006 10:34
HOWTO: Dual Core Gaming Fix Guide jmke FAQ / INFO / HOW-TO 7 13th January 2006 08:27
Intel First to Ship Dual Core jmke WebNews 0 13th April 2005 11:39
Intel dual core may play games slower jmke WebNews 0 18th March 2005 12:02
Dual core Intel chips like Bunsen burners, almost jmke WebNews 1 20th January 2005 16:10
Intel lines up schedule for dual core chips jmke WebNews 0 27th October 2004 13:10
Intel dual desktop core chips to be called x20, x30, x40 jmke WebNews 0 18th October 2004 10:41
Intel Pentium M dual core chips? No kidding jmke WebNews 0 26th August 2004 13:30

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:50.

Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO