Will The ATI R700 Use Multiple Small GPUs Rather Than One Big GPU?

Posted: Nov 17 2006, 11:47am CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 12:23am CDT, in News | Hardware & Peripherals

 
Will the ATI R700 use Multiple Small GPUs Rather than One Big GPU?
/* Story Top Left 2010 300x250, created 7/15/10 */ google_ad_slot = "8340327155";

Don't Miss: This How to find Fingerlings in Stock

Even though the ATI R600 class GPUs are not yet on the market, there is already some talk of the ATI R700 successor to the ATI R600. It seems that perhaps in the R700 ATI will use multiple small GPUs on one graphics card rather than one large GPU for all tasks.

This would be like using a multiple CPU system for your computer vs a single CPU solution. I would assume you would be able to have one GPU handle physics, one handle shaders etc if you wanted. On the other hand, just make a whopping load of unified shaders to handle everything you might need.Who knows if this bit of info the guys over at The Inq dug up is accurate, but it would make for some interesting graphics cards if it were correct. Cooler, draw less power because you could possibly turn off GPUs not needed at any one time.

Holiday Gift Guides and Deals

Get your Holiday gifting inspired by Best Toy Gifts with High STEM Value and the Top 10 toy gifts under $10 if you are on budget. The most popular Holiday 2017 toy list include Fingerlings, Crate Creatures and more. Don't miss the new Holiday deals on Amazon Devices, including $29.99 Fire tablet.

This story may contain affiliate links.

This free App Solves You Holiday Shopping Problem


Download the free Tracker app now to get in-stock alerts on Fingerling, Luvabella, SNES Classic and more.

Latest News

Comments

The Author

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/3" rel="author">Shane McGlaun</a>
Tech and Car expert Shane McGlaun (Google) reports about what's new in these two sectors. His extensive experience in testing cars, computer hardware and consumer electronics enable him to effectively qualify new products and trends. If you want us review your product, please contact Shane.
Shane can be contacted directly at shane@i4u.com.

 

 

Advertisement

comments powered by Disqus