Do we loose grand centeral with the hd 3000?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by waloshin, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. macrumors 68030


    Oct 9, 2008
    In my world.
    Do we loose grand centeral with the hd 3000?

    I thought this cuda/ gpu computing called grand central was built around nvidia with there cuds cores so do we loose that functionality with the intel hd 3000?

    Edit: Or maybe its called opencl.
  2. macrumors 6502

    Nov 7, 2007
    Aachen, Germany
    You mean OpenCL.

    Grand Central ist a set of APIs that allow software to take advantage of several CPUs (or cores) and is not affected by the GPU.

    As far as I understand, OpenCL and nvidia's CUDA are separate technologies and OpenCL does not rely on CUDA and should therefore be available on Intel GPUs as well.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 28, 2007
    Yes, you lose opencl. Compatible graphics cards are listed in the tech specs of lion.

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