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Old 29 September 2007, 14:45   #132
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Originally Posted by Oscar Castillo View Post
Nothing proper like an an nVidia 8800, but performance far exceeding what you see of integrated graphics. Integrated I/O will be a certainty for performance as was multi-core. I think CPUs like the UltraSparc T2 is a perfect example of what we may be seeing from AMD and Intel.
Won't happen. No dye space for texture memory. Heck, even 2 2D-buffers of 1280x1024 is 10MB. If the cores were well-designed RISC like ARM, sure, you could fit 100 ARMs on a C2D dye. But for every meg of video RAM they'd lose huge chunks of space for pipeline parallelization, which is Intel(et al)'s real advantage.
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