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Will Corona take advantage of announced Xeon Phi accelerator ?

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So what you're trying to say is that its effect will be the same as buying some more RAM for your pc? ;)


--- Quote from: Realish on 2012-12-07, 01:55:20 ---Something to remember with both GPU rendering and this new phi processor is the RAM they have goes further.  This is because they don't need to store the OS + 3D program + whatever else on the GPU or Phi's RAM.  The only thing stored on the RAM on these will be the actual scene data with the rendering code needed.  This makes 8 GB on these cards work more like 12GB to 16GB or so on a full computer system.

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Given how much a 6GB (and I think that's the top model for now?) costs, wouldn't it be better to buy 1-2 new PCs instead?

Right now I know no programs that support the Phi, but once they do a single Phi might have the same speed as several top of the line PCs.  We will have to wait and see what programs take advantage of the new card and what kind of speed it gets in comparison to the top of the like CPU at the same time.  People will obviously go for the one that gives the most speed for their money.


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