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Forum: 3D Architectures & Chips 17-Aug-2014, 21:31
Replies: 108
Views: 10,319
Posted By 3dilettante
They were ahead of the other big CPU...

They were ahead of the other big CPU manufacturers in publishing a PDF about a proposed ISA extension. I've not seen anything that really indicates that AMD had committed itself to anything.

I'm...
Forum: Console Technology 17-Aug-2014, 21:12
Replies: 610
Views: 81,141
Posted By 3dilettante
The design is currently specified at its max...

The design is currently specified at its max clocks. Perhaps lowering clocks could be done, but lowering one portion and increasing the other past the maximum already set down would not happen...
Forum: Console Technology 15-Aug-2014, 17:45
Replies: 610
Views: 81,141
Posted By 3dilettante
The best real-world examples we have right now...

The best real-world examples we have right now would be the games that are out there with Mantle support, but I haven't monitored AMD's delayed mobile rollout and haven't seen if it's been possible...
Forum: Console Technology 15-Aug-2014, 17:01
Replies: 610
Views: 81,141
Posted By 3dilettante
The current API had different goals. It...

The current API had different goals.
It abstracts a lot of complex bookeeping from the program, and it walls off GPU hardware that until recently was too dumb and potentially too dangerous to give...
Forum: 3D Architectures & Chips 15-Aug-2014, 07:19
Replies: 108
Views: 10,319
Posted By 3dilettante
Perhaps it has more bearing then on the use of...

Perhaps it has more bearing then on the use of general compute or side functions that involve paging or updating the IOMMU, since the GPU can only operate as a guest, and something like updating or...
Forum: 3D Architectures & Chips 14-Aug-2014, 06:41
Replies: 2,506
Views: 363,954
Posted By 3dilettante
I believe the objection is that the GCN 1.1...

I believe the objection is that the GCN 1.1 designation is an unofficial shorthand that AMD does not use.
Version numbers, code names, and branding mean little to nothing, tech sites' valiant--if...
Forum: 3D Architectures & Chips 14-Aug-2014, 06:27
Replies: 108
Views: 10,319
Posted By 3dilettante
I think this is debatable for GCN, at least for...

I think this is debatable for GCN, at least for now.
The scalar unit's cache is read-only, shared by up to 4 other CUs, and scalar reads are the one kind of memory traffic that cannot be counted on...
Forum: Handheld Technology 13-Aug-2014, 18:42
Replies: 2,878
Views: 301,052
Posted By 3dilettante
The standard ARM path may also have an influence...

The standard ARM path may also have an influence on how quickly it can process exceptions. If an exception was raised for Transmeta's architecture, it would roll back and emulate one instruction at...
Forum: Handheld Technology 13-Aug-2014, 18:23
Replies: 2,878
Views: 301,052
Posted By 3dilettante
Transmeta's solution was incapable of running...

Transmeta's solution was incapable of running non-VLIW instructions, and even beyond that was incapable of executing anything that was not in the code morphing cache.

My next question is what...
Forum: Console Forum 13-Aug-2014, 17:08
Replies: 10,186
Views: 1,064,911
Posted By 3dilettante
What will the Kinect voice controls consider a...

What will the Kinect voice controls consider a proper command for that format?
"XBox, play animated Giff" or XBox, play animated Jiff"?
Forum: Handheld Technology 13-Aug-2014, 08:57
Replies: 2,878
Views: 301,052
Posted By 3dilettante
The skepticism of those with some familiarity...

The skepticism of those with some familiarity attempts at wonder-translators coupled with simple hardware reminiscent of Transmeta's efforts wouldn't be without some justification. It would be a...
Forum: Processor & Chipset Technology 13-Aug-2014, 01:25
Replies: 146
Views: 20,067
Posted By 3dilettante
According to a link in the comments to the errata...

According to a link in the comments to the errata from Intel, the issue is described as follows:

"Under a complex set of internal timing conditions and system events, software using
the Intel...
Forum: Console Games 09-Aug-2014, 06:08
Replies: 2,213
Views: 183,294
Posted By 3dilettante
While the lawsuit cites the output resolution on...

While the lawsuit cites the output resolution on the box, it also expands on the propagation of the impression that MP was "native 1080p" through its marketing and disclosures to game sites.

There...
Forum: Console Games 08-Aug-2014, 17:11
Replies: 2,213
Views: 183,294
Posted By 3dilettante
I'm afraid I'm not sure what is being said here. ...

I'm afraid I'm not sure what is being said here.


It is. The lawsuit is complaining about the resolution of three buffers that feed into it.


I've got bad news about the vast majority of the...
Forum: Console Games 08-Aug-2014, 05:13
Replies: 2,213
Views: 183,294
Posted By 3dilettante
I feel that the lawsuit is trying to conflate a...

I feel that the lawsuit is trying to conflate a term used in generalized marketing in one particular consumer electronics context with a debate over terms of an art removed from general understanding...
Forum: Console Forum 30-Jul-2014, 16:45
Replies: 563
Views: 27,139
Posted By 3dilettante
I thought you were calling the DS4's light bar by...

I thought you were calling the DS4's light bar by a different name.
No, the status lights on the box are unlikely to have any significant function. An IR emitter of any sort would have been picked...
Forum: Console Forum 29-Jul-2014, 22:41
Replies: 563
Views: 27,139
Posted By 3dilettante
Sony said in May that the light bar was there for...

Sony said in May that the light bar was there for Morpheus.
It does not send out IR, however.
Forum: Console Technology 29-Jul-2014, 20:48
Replies: 1,979
Views: 132,849
Posted By 3dilettante
Dual-head hard disks have been done before, at...

Dual-head hard disks have been done before, at least briefly.
The mechanical and firmware challenges to getting that to work were significant, and it was in an era where drives were measured in MB...
Forum: 3D Beginner's Questions 27-Jul-2014, 03:27
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By 3dilettante
From what we've been told, pretty much. The...

From what we've been told, pretty much.
The ACEs are responsible for monitoring queues and starting the launch process of a kernel.
They don't perform the activities most people use to define...
Forum: Console Technology 25-Jul-2014, 20:38
Replies: 7,063
Views: 781,218
Posted By 3dilettante
The quote seems to put this on the renderer, not...

The quote seems to put this on the renderer, not the system. The renderer seems to be monitoring a timer and waiting to present a frame at the defined interval, but the interval is set too short and...
Forum: Processor & Chipset Technology 25-Jul-2014, 05:38
Replies: 56
Views: 5,509
Posted By 3dilettante
That was something I hypothesized could be done...

That was something I hypothesized could be done prior to the PS4 launch.
There's no indication that this was done, so I guess the more conventional way of allocating work remains in play thus far.
...
Forum: Processor & Chipset Technology 25-Jul-2014, 05:19
Replies: 56
Views: 5,509
Posted By 3dilettante
It's from Laurent Betbeder's presentation at...

It's from Laurent Betbeder's presentation at APU13.
He does mention that there's a sort of preemption, but goes into no detail concerning its use.
The use of the GPU for compute for his purposes...
Forum: Console Technology 24-Jul-2014, 22:36
Replies: 1,979
Views: 132,849
Posted By 3dilettante
They can continue the trend from the PS3 where...

They can continue the trend from the PS3 where launch is delayed by a year because of the optical format.
Because it's next-gen, the delay would probably expand by the appropriate next-gen...
Forum: Processor & Chipset Technology 24-Jul-2014, 22:30
Replies: 56
Views: 5,509
Posted By 3dilettante
The profile seems to be whether the GPU is busy. ...

The profile seems to be whether the GPU is busy.
There is the individual behavior of each kernel, and their collective effects on the GPU by how they happen to get their resource allocations set....
Forum: Processor & Chipset Technology 24-Jul-2014, 17:47
Replies: 56
Views: 5,509
Posted By 3dilettante
The lack of preemption means there's no way to...

The lack of preemption means there's no way to get new work onto the GPU if there are long-running wavefronts hogging resources.
It's why Sony's audio engineer stated only audio effects capable of...
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