F@H Core 16: Taking AMD GPU Folding to the Next Level?
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April 12, 2011, 09:15 PM
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but plz explain again why the 5870 beats the 6970 at folding? :)
It's all about the number of cores initially. The other pieces of the puzzle I am not quite sure about but the way Cypress handles GPGPU instructions is quite different from Cayman. Remember, the VLIW4 architecture of the Cayman series eliminates one Special Function Unit per SIMD (versus the VLIW5 architecture of Cypress) which can in effect have an impact upon certain areas of performance.
That's part of my theory and I won't bore you with the rest.
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