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Forum: Handheld Technology 19-Jul-2014, 18:56
Replies: 2,544
Views: 260,381
Posted By silent_guy
I can't find the link that refers to the...

I can't find the link that refers to the compression, but even if it's pure lossless compression without any additional context bits, I think it could do really quite well (say, 40% reduction?) in a...
Forum: 3D Architectures & Chips 16-Jul-2014, 20:12
Replies: 132
Views: 24,668
Posted By silent_guy
I know HPM is better wrt leakage. But that...

I know HPM is better wrt leakage. But that doesn't help you if it has a higher Vcc (does it?) which results in higher dynamic power. And AFAIK its speed is slower too: it's not a super fast process...
Forum: 3D Architectures & Chips 16-Jul-2014, 02:39
Replies: 132
Views: 24,668
Posted By silent_guy
Yes, but the Xbox One isn't the kind of chip that...

Yes, but the Xbox One isn't the kind of chip that you push to extremes. If the unknown chip in question is a big die GPU running at the usual high clock speeds, and this is indeed HPM, then what's...
Forum: 3D Architectures & Chips 15-Jul-2014, 17:10
Replies: 132
Views: 24,668
Posted By silent_guy
28HPM?

28HPM?
Forum: 3D Architectures & Chips 15-Jul-2014, 17:08
Replies: 84
Views: 12,193
Posted By silent_guy
They look like power related gizmos to me.

They look like power related gizmos to me.
Forum: 3D Hardware, Software & Output Devices 12-Jul-2014, 00:43
Replies: 29
Views: 2,487
Posted By silent_guy
Yeah, AFAIK scaling during scan-out is cheap (a...

Yeah, AFAIK scaling during scan-out is cheap (a couple of line buffers?) and doesn't add any meaningful lag.
Forum: Handheld Technology 03-Jul-2014, 13:29
Replies: 2,544
Views: 260,381
Posted By silent_guy
With this, I also just read that. :wink: ...

With this, I also just read that. :wink:

Seriously, with an iPhone, Apple has no choice but to have millions of them available at launch. An watch being a completely new product, they can afford...
Forum: Handheld Technology 02-Jul-2014, 19:43
Replies: 31
Views: 2,769
Posted By silent_guy
A general rule, when a highly specialized...

A general rule, when a highly specialized authority is called 'moron', it's usually a safe bet to assume that there is indeed a moron in the room.
Forum: 3D Architectures & Chips 02-Jul-2014, 17:02
Replies: 84
Views: 12,193
Posted By silent_guy
Was there anything ever disclosed about Volta...

Was there anything ever disclosed about Volta other than the stacked DRAM? If not, with stacked DRAM now part of Pascal (not to mention, the introduction of Pascal itself), it's clear that there...
Forum: Handheld Technology 01-Jul-2014, 17:06
Replies: 132
Views: 23,157
Posted By silent_guy
Looks like a Motorola E for $129 will be a better...

Looks like a Motorola E for $129 will be a better choice.
Forum: Handheld Technology 01-Jul-2014, 15:13
Replies: 132
Views: 23,157
Posted By silent_guy
Is it possible to install Google Play apps on...

Is it possible to install Google Play apps on this thing? I'm tempted to inflict a cheap Android phone on my daughter (who has a tendency to lose things.)

Also: any ideas on compatibility on...
Forum: Handheld Technology 30-Jun-2014, 16:34
Replies: 2,666
Views: 269,801
Posted By silent_guy
I don't think I had seen any independent...

I don't think I had seen any independent benchmarks of a Tegra 4i before, so here's the Blackphone review on Ars:...
Forum: 3D Hardware, Software & Output Devices 27-Jun-2014, 17:11
Replies: 372
Views: 30,229
Posted By silent_guy
When 'open' (or access) is the core tenet of...

When 'open' (or access) is the core tenet of AMD's PR campaign, it's hard to see how this can't be on the table.

The whole argument of AMD has been: "we need access to the source code to...
Forum: 3D Hardware, Software & Output Devices 27-Jun-2014, 17:03
Replies: 372
Views: 30,229
Posted By silent_guy
... And to Nvidia, right? Otherwise, what are we...

... And to Nvidia, right? Otherwise, what are we talking about?
Forum: 3D Hardware, Software & Output Devices 27-Jun-2014, 14:43
Replies: 372
Views: 30,229
Posted By silent_guy
I'm not arguing about which hair implementation...

I'm not arguing about which hair implementation is better. I've seen neither, but have no reason to doubt you on that.

My point is that AMD is only (publicly?) championing hair and nothing else....
Forum: 3D Hardware, Software & Output Devices 27-Jun-2014, 06:00
Replies: 372
Views: 30,229
Posted By silent_guy
It is a much easier business decision to give...

It is a much easier business decision to give everything for free when there's not much of it to begin with.

I'm sure TressFX is a neat effect, but in terms of scope, it's in the 'hey, cool...
Forum: 3D Hardware, Software & Output Devices 27-Jun-2014, 02:10
Replies: 372
Views: 30,229
Posted By silent_guy
I think there's no doubt that this is the case....

I think there's no doubt that this is the case. One case where the analogy breaks down is that, for a pure CPU physics library, there is no Windows API required at all through which the library has...
Forum: 3D Hardware, Software & Output Devices 27-Jun-2014, 02:05
Replies: 372
Views: 30,229
Posted By silent_guy
There's a difference between using Nvidia tools...

There's a difference between using Nvidia tools (you can download them from their developers website AFAIK), and giving access to your source code. But if you know for sure...
Forum: 3D Hardware, Software & Output Devices 27-Jun-2014, 00:56
Replies: 372
Views: 30,229
Posted By silent_guy
By having access to the source code (and...

By having access to the source code (and presumably, change it), the ISVs can make fixes as they see fit.

It's completely unreasonable to expect that highly complex IP can be shared with a direct...
Forum: 3D Hardware, Software & Output Devices 27-Jun-2014, 00:21
Replies: 372
Views: 30,229
Posted By silent_guy
Do you seriously expect them of open source this...

Do you seriously expect them of open source this kind of high-level library?
Forum: 3D Hardware, Software & Output Devices 27-Jun-2014, 00:07
Replies: 372
Views: 30,229
Posted By silent_guy
Again: during the previous (Forbes instigated)...

Again: during the previous (Forbes instigated) GW-is-bad round, Nvidia said that the source is now available for game developers. So can we at least drop that strawman?
Forum: 3D & Semiconductor Industry 25-Jun-2014, 22:56
Replies: 3,266
Views: 476,506
Posted By silent_guy
You're replying to a comment that I made 18...

You're replying to a comment that I made 18 months ago? Wow!
Forum: 3D Hardware, Software & Output Devices 25-Jun-2014, 17:50
Replies: 372
Views: 30,229
Posted By silent_guy
Good news for you then: Nvidia has since made the...

Good news for you then: Nvidia has since made the source available to those game developers who want it.
Forum: 3D Hardware, Software & Output Devices 25-Jun-2014, 13:52
Replies: 372
Views: 30,229
Posted By silent_guy
In all these low overhead API discussions, I had...

In all these low overhead API discussions, I had never considered the power efficiency angle. It explains also why Apple created Metal. Suddenly, it seems almost inevitable that Google most follow...
Forum: 3D Hardware, Software & Output Devices 24-Jun-2014, 22:48
Replies: 372
Views: 30,229
Posted By silent_guy
It would have been more believable if they at...

It would have been more believable if they at least allowed the other GPU vendors to get access to the beta. But they don't even do that. Dave has posted here earlier that this is because they don't...
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