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Letters From The Readers

Posted by phantom, 18 October 2009 - - - - - - · 144 views

Its time for one of those entries where I quickly answer a post or two from the comments [smile]

Quote:Original post by Jason Z
Do we get to see some screen shots of the system in action?

Right now it exists in a stripped down purely mathematical test environment.

Drawing is on my 'todo' list however before that I want to finish up and refactor...

Particles 2

Posted by phantom, 13 October 2009 - - - - - - · 203 views

One unplanned day off due to illness later and, when I felt up to it later in the afternoon, I reattacked my SSE based code.

I decided that, instead of trying to do sillyness with ensuring that the blocks are always multiples of 8, I would just work out how many mulitples of 8 I can process and then deal with the remaining 4 particles after that.


Posted by phantom, 11 October 2009 - - - - - - · 232 views

Around the middle of the week I decided to get my arse in gear and get working on some code related to a game idea I had.

I also decided to grab a trial copy of Intel's Parallel Studio to have a play with it, see what its auto vectorisation is like and also try things like the Thread Building Blocks.

One of the things I need in this game are...

A Note on Fermi

Posted by phantom, 01 October 2009 - - - - - - · 280 views

Fermi, for those who haven't noticed, is the code name being given for NV's new GPU and recently some information has come out about it from NV themselves. This is good because, up until this point, there has been a definite lack of information it that regard; something I'd noted myself previously.

So, what is Fermi?

Well, Fermi is a 3 Billion Transistor...

HD5870 - Impressions.

Posted by phantom, 26 September 2009 - - - - - - · 238 views

What can I say? The card is basically everything I was expecting - a fast, quiet, low power using DX11 card.

The card installed with no problem, the drivers (currently special drivers as the current general Cat. release doesn't support the card right now) installed fine and everything is as fast and responsive as you'd expect.

Gaming wise, well the review...

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