AMD Disses SYSmark 2012 Benchmark, Resigns from BAPCo Organization

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AETAaAS

I thought the whole point of GPUs was offloading... Its not as if they are meant as CPU replacements. As they said in the blog post, a fair number of browsers and Flash are now GPU accelerated. And while not being in the shopping lists of most people, a fair few of the worlds fastest supercomputers are built with heterogenous processing to get the best value for money.

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n0b0dykn0ws

Show me a commercial application that truly takes advantage of my Radeon HD 5870, and not just some offloading, then I will listen to you bellache about GPU performance not being measured.

There are programs here and there that do receive a boost through GPU offloading, but the transcoding/encoding programs lack options desired by most advanced users.

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PCLinuxguy

if you're running commercial apps, then you're probably not using a gamer's video card, but something closer to a commercial rig, or as close to it as one can get depending on budget.

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n0b0dykn0ws

I would count most quality transcoding apps as being commercial.

To me either it's free and good or it costs $100 and up and is good.

Most apps that fit inbetween $0 and $100 have a tendency to suck.

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PCLinuxguy

agreed, that's the only reason I figure if you're doing that kind of work, you'd be using a better card than what gamers would be using (like a 5870),  though i do understand that $$$ plays a factor in getting parts.  Cheers.

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