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kivan Aug 22, 2008 08:49 AM

Switchable Graphics By ATI and LENOVO
 
Check this out!

http://lenovoblogs.com/insidethebox/?p=154


this is really reat news, after Ati push Puma with eXternal Graphics Platform.

This make a second Win for the mobile Red (and Green-AMD) Team.

Even without considering the Mobile chipset fiasco from NVIDIA


Great Work Guys!


The cherry on top o the cake should be the implementation of CUDA in HD3XXX and HD4XXX, ro say "the King is Dead Long live the new King"

Sound_Card Aug 22, 2008 10:47 AM

CUDA is not coming to Radeons. But OpenCL is.

Quote:

Lenovo’s implementation is different. We worked with ATI and Intel to develop a system where the user could dynamically swap over from one graphics subsystem to another without having to reboot his/her system. By simply clicking our battery gauge on ThinkPad Power Manager, a user can switch from integrated to discrete modes with 2 – 4 seconds. Though there is a warning that some applications fuss when going from graphics mode to graphics mode, in practical use, most of them behave just fine.

This is one of the primary reasons we switched from nVIDIA graphics back to ATI graphics on our ThinkPad Montevina products. nVIDIA just didn’t have this technology available.
Sounds like the tech works with Intel and ATI. IE: Intel IGP with a Radeon discrete. Correction, Nvidia does have the technology, but again, they are a Proprietor locking the technology to their power hungry chipsets(and only works on AMD platforms anyway).

caveman-jim Aug 22, 2008 10:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kivan (Post 1335587398)
implementation of CUDA in HD3XXX and HD4XXX

Nothing in that blog suggests CUDA running on ATi, so why are you bringing it up?


Switchable graphics sounds good for Vista users. I'm sure nVidia will have an implementation of hybrid SLI soon for notebooks.

kivan Aug 22, 2008 08:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by caveman-jim (Post 1335587552)
Nothing in that blog suggests CUDA running on ATi, so why are you bringing it up?


Switchable graphics sounds good for Vista users. I'm sure nVidia will have an implementation of hybrid SLI soon for notebooks.

Yes you are right, its only an whish!

The the rumour implementation of "regeneration" guy, seems to be death...

What i has trying to say is: the only thing that still missing in ATI is the implementation of CUDA or other kind of physics. ( Ati is promissing that since Ati R500).

caveman-jim Aug 22, 2008 10:27 PM

Intel bought and squashed Havok FX, which was going to be the GPU implementation of AMD ATi physics support AFAIK.

But this has nothing to do with Lenovo's switching to ATi mobile GPU's.


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