Yeah, I figured it was because of TSMC sucking on the 32/28nm process, but that's a hurdle that Nvidia has also had to jump, although I'm not sure how dependent their plans have been on the die shrink.
GTX480 was designed for 23nm process but done on 40nm process - that's the main reason behind huge power draw and heat problems.
Yeah, the benchmark doesn't seem to use SLI.
Still - 5970 is slower than 5870? I see that they did not test SLI/Crossfire but they should enable it for dual chip cards.
I understand that, but that isn't what I meant. I was wondering why they couldn't make a naming scheme that makes sense.
They had a perfectly good naming scheme (both ati and nvidia) but ATi cheated with HD 6000 series by assigning 6600 level card 6800 level name.
Yeah, it's really not that confusing. The first number is the generation. So a 6xxx card is newer than a 5xxxx card. But a new low-end card is not necessarily better than last year's high-end card.
Except when 5850 outperforms 6850.
I recently purchased an ATI 6850 with my new system, but it seems that the 5970 still outperforms it.
Worse than that - even 5850 outperforms it. ATi changed the 6000 series naming to compete with strong geforce 460 offer from nVidia. I'm pretty sure 6850 should actually be 6650 and the new 6950 should be 6850 when using conventional naming scheme.
Maths was ahead of other sciences, in the sense that the maths for a certain breakthrough was already there, but simply ignored. The one needed by Einstein was already there since decades, but no physicist was aware of it!
Are you implying that everyone should learn everything that is ever invented in math in calculus course? Memorize all equations just in case you ever need them?
Anyway, the bottom line of the story is that every BS/MS should include a calculus course.
I completely agree with you. Math is incredibly useful tool ONLY if you know how to use it.
Sadly, many programmers don't even know basic linear algebra. Take MS
Maybe then I could actually work with Gulfstream's horrible part models where they include literally the whole god-damn aircraft's surface geometry in the digital part model for a fucking bolt.
1000 core processor is not a cure for human ignorance.
Therefore, on top of the computation benefits derived from fully utilizing 1000 cores, one would have a pretty good heat source: 2150 Watts or so.
Install 10 radiators and call it Veyron because it soo fast!
UNIX was not designed to stop you from doing stupid things, because that would also stop you from doing clever things. -- Doug Gwyn