- Sep 14, 2004
For linking the physics section to Video Cards again. I hope both companies can still do something incredible with this tech.
Doesn't this really belong in nVidia section? or does ati do physics
I liked it when it was in it's own section... seeing how physics could be processed via CPU, PPU, or GPU. But since the shift was made from the dedicated PPU to a GPU solution I can see why the change was made to put it in with the Video Card Section (and that the forum was not all that active). However, if it was put back in it's own section for any reason it would be welcome by me (I miss being able to see new posts from the main forum page).
Strictly taken there is little difference between a GPU and PPU. Both are massively parallel vector processors. It is far more cost-effective to use one design for both tasks, so I doubt we'll ever see dedicated PPU cards again (aside from tweaked GPU designs, like nVidia's Tesla cards).
So I'm all okay with moving this forum to the videocards section